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Alexewich, Nick

Part 1: Born in Bukovyna; brothers conscripted in WWI, both discharged after sustaining severe injuries; emigrated to Canada in 1925 to Raymore, Sask; Ukrains’ka prohresyvna presa; worked on a farm; moved to Regina, worked on the railroad; Soiuz S...

Andrews, Orest William

Part 1: Born in 1922, in Halychyna; emigrated from Ukraine to Canada in 1930, to Sudbury, ON; discrimination against ethnic minorities in Canada; ethnic gangs; Ukrainian National Federation (UNF) in Ontario; Molodi Ukrains’ki Natsionalisty (MUN) i...

Andriesky, Mitchell J.

Born August 20, 1926 in Kingston. His father came to Canada in 1912 from Kamianets-Podil’s’k, worked in tannery, went back to Ukraine in 1914, married his mother and left her there. She came only in 1925. His father never joined any organizations....

Andruschak, Fedir

Part 1: Was born in Halychyna, Radykhiv povit, on April 14, 1907. He is Orthodox but initially his relatives were probably Catholics. They already had an uncle and grandfather in Canada. His father emigrated in about 1912-1913. His brother was at ...

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...

Babiuk, John

Born on November 18, 1901 in Bukovyna. Orthodox Christian. Was conscripted in a Romanian army. There were 6 children in the family. His sister was in Canada (in Regina) by the time he returned from the army, and he joined her in 1930. He was a mem...

Bagan, Alex

Was born on ?????? (cannot hear) 14 , 1901 in a village of Peremeliv of the Huchatyns’kyi povit. He is a Greek-Catholic. Had 2 older sisters. After serving in Polish army, came to Canada in 1927. During WWI was fighting in the Halyts’ka Ukrains’ka...

Bayrak, Mykhailo

Part 1: Born on May 23, 1900 in a village of Hadynki (???) Buchatyn povit (??)In 1918 was conscripted to an Austrian army. His father was interned by the Poles. Came to Canada in 1926 (his cousin sent him an affidavit from Canada), to Saskatchewan...

Behun, Paul

Part 1: Born on June 7, 1927 in Coniston. His father came to Canada in 1913.Ukrainian community in Coniston. Mr.Khmara, Mr. Veselen’kyi. Fed’ Bihun (??); Iurko Riabyi. The first priest was Vasyl’ Pidpivchak (???). Kaplytsia was built in 1928 when ...

Bilecki, Anthony

Part 1: WWII, Poland, USSR, Hitler; Fascism vs Communism; arrest and internment of Bilecki in July 1940; life in the internment camp; some inmates were transferred to Frederickton, some - to Petawawa (??). AUC. WBA. SS Halychyna combatants. League...

Billings, Gregory

Born on January 20, 1933 in Sudbury. His wife Stella (nee Pankiv) was born in Saskatchewan. His father was born in Canada in 1909, mother in 1914. Was a member of the Ukrainian Farmer Labor Temple Association. Ukrainian school - teacher Tymoshevsk...

Boychuk, Alexander

Born on March 22, 1903 in a Ukrainian village of Horodenka. Came to Canada in 1920, to Montreal. Then went back and again came back in 1922, to Montreal again. Worked in a mine in Timmins. In 1930 changed a job (club store???). Communists. Tkatchu...

Boyko, Nick

Part 1: Born in October 1887 (???). Came to Canada in 1910. Local Ukrainian Hall named “Zoria”. Financing Pidkarpats’ka Ukraina. Local Catholic priests. Shuns’kyi (???). Ukrainians-Communists. Local churches. Catholics vs Orthodox. Three separate ...

Boykowich, Michael

Part 1: Born in Saskatoon in 1908; Mohyla Institute; Catholics vs Orthodox; Convention of 1926; Samostiinyky; UNO.Part 2: UNO; Strilets’ka Hromada; Sheptyts’kyi; Orthodox Church movement.

Bozek, Anna

Nee Kachuriak was born on May 10, 1909. Had 6 siblings. Father was sent to the Siberia for 4,5 years. Her husband went to Canada in 1926 and she joined him in 1932 (travelled from Rotterdam to Halifax). Her husband organized building a Ukrainian c...

Bratko, Dan

Part 1: Born on June 22, 1925. His parents came to Canada in 1910. Mother’s maiden name is Lakusta. They were first in the area of Vegreville and Two Hills and father worked in a mine; then they moved to the “East End of Vancouver”. Ukrainian Far...

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...

Burinyk, Wasyl

Part 1: Born on June 29, 1895 in a village of Iamnytsi near Stanislaviv; Greek-Catholic faith; came to Canada in 1912; Kin’ (???Keen???) the politician; Samostiinyky and Ukrainian Orthodox church, ideology of SUS; UNO; Mr. Kosar as ‘Ukrainian Napo...

CIUS oral history project

  • CA BMUFA 0021
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  • 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

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