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Gregory Turko collection
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- Turko, Gregory
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- 0.4 cm of textual records
- 11 medals and badges
- 1 photograph (portrait)
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Name of creator
Gregory Turko (February 11, 1888 - March 10, 1977, Edmonton, Alberta) was born “in one of the Carpathian Villages” to a family of Ivan and Anastasia Turko. Gregory went to the Ukrainian Gimnasium in Peremyshl. In 1915, he married Maria Horodetska. Turko worked for the tobacco industry. He fought in WWI and WWII.
Turko immigrated to Canada after WWII through the German camps of Displaced Persons and settled in Calgary. After his wife passed away, he moved to Edmonton, where in 1967, he married Ksenia Shklanka. Turko was a member of the Edmonton Branch of the Brotherhood of Former Soldiers of the First Ukrainian Division of the Ukrainian National Army (Станиця Братства колишніх вояків Першої української дивізії Української національної армії в Едмонтоні) and Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada.
Турко, Ксеня. “Спомин про бл. П. Григорія Турка.” Ukrainian News, april 21, 1977, p. 6.
The collection was donated to UCAMA on July 20, 2004, by Olga Shklanka. In a note and donation agreement, she indicated that Gregory Turko was her step-father and his materials were left to her family in her mother's estate.
Scope and content
The collection is composed of creator's six medals with copies of papers (according to the donation agreement -- "originals are in National Archives of Canada, Ottawa"), five badges, one papal scroll, one photograph (a portrait), and a printed biography and obituary.
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Transfer from UCAMA
The collection is arranged into 22 items.
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The archive is digitized and available upon request.
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