Item 2008.024.c060 - Elyniak, Vasyl

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Elyniak, Vasyl

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CA BMUFA 0021-E-H-2008.024.c060

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  • 11 Nov. 1982 (Creation)

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1 audio cassette (=2 audio files)

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Part 1: Born on February 14, 1916 in Chipman (45 miles to the East of Edmonton), went to school there, the 12th grade in a school in Edmonton; then in St. Joseph’s College - did not finish because of the WWII - went to the army, went to England (intelligence, IAF (???) service). His father was born in 1888 in ?????, came to Canada in 1894 with his mother, while his grandfather was the first Ukrainian in Canada. His mother came to Canada when she was 2 y.o. His parents married in 1915. His father worked worked in the first Ukrainian cooperative (??). Then his father and grandfather bought a farm; then in 1925 father bought a hotel (85 miles to the East from Edmonton). Has 4 sisters and 3 brothers still live in Edmonton. He was married, his son Ilarion lives in Edmonton. In Chipman, learned Ukrainian from the nuns teaching at the school. Belonged to the choir, druzhyna, Ukrainian Catholics; there was a Soiuz ukrainskoi molodi in Chipman; WWII, Canadian-Ukrainian efforts; Panchuk (??); camps of DPs; 2 years staying in Holland; Tarnavetskyi (??), Vasylyshyn (??); CUC; worked for Air Canada (??); troubles with Communists.

Part 2: Kosaryk (??); in 1978 he got his theology degree; strilets’ka hromada; was a member of CUC, Pravoslavna hromada; History of the Institute; buying off the Robinson College (??); Borets’kyi; Dr. Fylypchuk (??); Petro Bergman (??), Hanna Pidruchna (??), Symchych (??), Moroz (??); Dr. Pavlo Matsenko (??); activities of the Institute (choir, orchestra, etc); Elyniak’ community life; his mother was from the Kostiuks family, her father came to Canada in 1900; she belonged to a women’s choir.

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