Gunnlaugson, Lloyd H.
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The curling community of Manitoba was saddened in June of 1988 when Lloyd ‘Gunner’ Gunnlaugson passed away after a lengthly illness. Remarkably, Gunnalaugson’s curling career didn’t really blossom until he retired in 1980. He skipped the Manitoba entry in the Canadian Seniors from 1982 to 1985 and won the Canadian title three of those years. In 1983 he also represented Manitoba at the Labatt Brier and was runner-up as Manitoba’s male athlete of the year.
Toro Suzuki third and Albert Olson second for Gunnlaugson when he won a record three consecutive Canadian senior men’s titles in 1982, ’83 and ’84. The team’s record during the winning streak was an impressive 30-4 mark in 1984 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. When Gunnlaugson passed away in 1988, he was inducted posthumously to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1989.