Thelma Wilson (b Guttormson). Pianist, teacher, b Winnipeg, of Icelandic parents, 12 Apr 1919; ATCM 1935, LRSM 1935. She studied in Winnipeg with Louise McDowell and Leonard Heaton
and developed a busy career as a solo performer, accompanist, and teacher. She has given many joint recitals with her husband, J. Kerr
, and with her sons Eric
(in Switzerland in 1971, in Iceland in 1976, and in CBC and other recitals in Vancouver) and Carlisle
, and has accompanied many other Winnipeg musicians. She was president of the Junior Musical Club of Winnipeg
1947-9, the Wednesday Morning Musicale
1968-9, and the CFMTA
1975-9. She has been an examiner for the WBM
for many years and from 1953 has adjudicated music festivals across Canada.
See also Kerrine (her daughter).