Dr. Persson was born in Durban, South Africa and spent his childhood in rural areas. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with his medical degree in 1989. In 1991 he came to Canada for a year to do various locums in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He returned to South Africa in 1992 where he worked in family practice. In 1995 he completed post graduate training in Occupational Health and worked in the industrial sector on a part time basis for 5 years. He and his family then moved to Morden, where he has been practicing as a Family Physician ever since. He serves on the Executive Council at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.
Morden has been our home since 2000, where we have had the privilege of raising our two children in the safety of rural life. As a family we enjoy the extensive cultural exposure which has provided many musical opportunities. We also enjoy the Canadian outdoors with its array of summer and winter activities. With our two children having graduated from high school, we had the opportunity to move to the country. Here my wife, Diana, and I enjoy gardening, feeding birds and generally appreciating the quiet, wide open spaces of the Prairies, which we now call Home.