Leslie Johann Paulson

Leslie Johann Paulson

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Paulson, Leslie Johann

Joe and Sarah Paulson had six children, all born and raised in Winnipegosis:

Gestur Paul Paulson (b. Dec. 22, 1921-d. 1985) served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. After the war he worked as a fisherman, fish inspector, bartender, and logger in BC. He later took a meat cutter’s course which led him to work at the Winnipegosis Locker Plant and in Swan River as a butcher. In 1953 he married Margaret Shewfelt. Gestur and Margaret had three children: Irvin, Carol, and David.

Sigridur (Olga) Paulson (b. July 18, 1923) served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during World War II. In 1947 Olga married police constable Jack Stoneman. Olga and Jack have four children: Tannis Sarah, Paula Fay, Richard Stanley, and Maureen Jane.

Irvin R. Paulson (b. Aug. 30, 1924) enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery in 1943. He was sent to England and was transferred to the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders in preparation for D-Day. He was killed in action at Normandy on June 7th 1944.

Dallas August Paulson (b. Aug. 2, 1926) Dallas enlisted in the Canadian Armoured Corps in 1945 and remained in Canada until his discharge in 1946. Dallas lived in Winnipeg, working first as an electrician before moving on to a long and successful career with the City of Winnipeg Public Works. In 1949 he married Jean Raisbeck Engleson. The couple had five children: Deborah, Cathy, Lorraine, Leslie, and Tracey. Dallas believed strongly in the value of community. He was a member of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce and the Optimist Club of Assiniboia. He served as a school trustee for the Kirkfield Park School Division for 16 years. Dallas passed away on Apr. 12th 2001.



Vernon Paulson (b. Dec. 1, 1929) suffered from Schizophrenia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. He passed away in St. Norbert MB in 1984.

Leslie Johann Paulson was born and raised in Winnipegosis. After graduating from Winnipegosis High School he did a short stint in the Royal Canadian Navy. He later worked at Massey Harris and Standard Aero, until he left to pursue an electrical trade. He worked as an electrician until 1975 when he was severely injured on the job. He purchased land at Balmoral MB later that year and lived there until ill health forced him to relocate to Winnipeg in 1996. During his time in Winnipeg he made many new friends and enjoyed visiting the Edgewood Estates apartment coffee shop. Les passed away on June 27th 2000. He never married or had any children, but was adored by his many nieces and nephews.

For more information please see: Jón Sigurðsson I.O.D.E., Minnigarrit Íslenzkra Hermanna 1914-1918, p. 189; Jón Sigurðsson I.O.D.E. Veterans of Icelandic Descent World War II, pp.431-432; Reflections from Little Muddy Water: A History of Winnipegosis (1990), pp. 387-388;