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CIUS Oral History Project
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CIUS Oral History Project

  • CA BMUFA 0021
  • Collection
  • 1982-1984

Oral History Project was implemented by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies in 1982-1984. During that period of time two researchers -- Lubomyr Luciuk and Zenon Zwarycz -- interviewed more than 135 members of the Ukrainian community all ov...

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Andrusyshyn, Natalka

Natalka Andrusyshyn (nee Ostashevs’ka) born on September 25, 1905 in Korcheva, Rava Rus’ka. Came to Canada in 1928. Her brother and husband organized a Chytal’nia in Canada. Her mother died in 1927. Her husband was 10 years older, born in Shchepia...

Bukowsky, Nikander

Part 1: Born in 1905. Came to Canada from Volyn’ in 1929; he is Orthodox; came together with his cousin. His father returned from WWI in 1920. Interviewee was making boots for living.Part 2: Was conscripted in the Polish army; was forced to attend...

Davidovich, Stephen

Part 1: Born on January 11, 1913 in Stryi, Alberta; his father came to Canada “na stolittia” and mother came later, in about 1907. He is Orthodox. Went to a Ukrainian school. Finished school in Edmonton, then studied at the Alberta College. Worked...

Decore, John (Judge)

Part 1: Born in 1909 (??) in Canada. His grandfather came to Canada in 1898 when his father was 10; his mother arrived from the Sniatyn area, she died in 1913 from TB; Kostiuk family; step-mother Maria Vladok (???) hated him, hard childhood; schoo...

Dzurman, B. (Reverent)

Part 1: Born on January 17, 1913 in Toronto; his parents came in 1908 from Halychyna; had a brother and 3 sisters; attended Ukrainian classes; after High School decided to be a priest, got a degree in University of Eastern Ontario; he did not know...

Gayowsky, Irene

Part 1: Nee - Waluk (??), came to Canada in 1910 when she was almost 6 ; before that her sister Julia Waluk came to Canada in 1908; her sister Natasha (??) came in 1909; then her father Prokopiy Waluk and her mother Ahafiya Waluk, and sister Ann a...

Gryschuk, Alex

Part 1: Born in 1902 in the village of Toporivtsi, in Horelenka povit, Halychyna; his wife - Mariia Markovs’ka; he came to Canada on June 15, 1928; WWI events, occupation of Halychyna and Subcarpathia, Austrian army; he had 10 siblings; he returne...

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