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Solomon, John R.

Part 1: Born on April 30, 1910 in Zoria, Manitoba; he is Orthodox but was born to a Catholic family; his father Roman came from Sapohiv (??), Borshchiv povit; his mother Anna Drozdovych was from Krivcha village, Borshchiv povit; Ivano-Frankivs’k o...

Wasylyshyn, Anne

Part 1: Nee - Burianyk; born on September 26, 1907 in Stanislaviv; came to Canada in 1913; family was Ukrainian-Catholic; her husband was one of the founders of the Sichovi Stril’tsi in Canada; reasons for creating the organization; Kosar; Gulai (...

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

Kardash, William

Part 1: Born on June 10, 1912 on a farm North of Hafford (??), Saskatchewan; his parents came to Canada in 1910 from near Kyiv (about 40 miles) and were farming; family was Baptist and Baptism was persecuted in Russia at that time; William was the...

Pizag, Peter

Part 1: Born in 1909, in Ukraine; Creek-Catholic; there was Prosvita in their village; he finished 7 grades Ukrainian school in his village; Ukrainians fighting Poles; his brothers left for Canada before WWI; Poles came in 1922-23; Peter came to C...

Sawchuk, Semen

Part 1: Born on February 14, 1895 in the village of Vil’kivtsi (??) of Borshchiv povit, Halychyna; his mother Varvara Hrubiy (??), his father was a tkach, was in Austrian army; Semen had 3 brothers and 1 half-sister; his father organized Tovarystv...

Smith, Ann (Crapleve)

Part 1: Nee - Khraplyva; born on December 24, 1912 in Ladywood (Manitoba); her parents came to Canada in 1898, stayed for 2 years, and then returned to Halychyna because her father’s mother had died; they the whole family came back to Canada in 1...

Tkachuk, Mary

Part 1: Nee - Denishevska (??); born in Alberta, grew up in Edmonton; her mother came from Ukraine when she was 6-7, in 1900, her family settled in Vegreville; her father came in the 1900s as a diachyk, settled in the Mundare area, he built the fi...

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 ...

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...

Derewlany, Danylo

Part 1: Born in 1897 (??), in the village of Khraplychi near Peremyshl’; went to school in the village; in 1914, he went to Peremyshl’; nee of his wife - Ol’ha Platsko (??) from Rus’ka Rava. He had 4 brothers; in 1914, (he was 16) went to the Aust...

Dubas, Michael

Part 1: Born in 1914 in Halychyna, in a town between Lviv and Ternopil; his father was a POW during the WWI and died soon after release; mother remarried a man with the same last name (Dubas), who went to Canada in 1926, while Michael, his mother ...

Fedorowich, Rudolph

Part 1: Was born in 1906, in Halychyna; his family was Greek-Catholic; WWI, his family was arrested and sent to Russia; went to school there; then went to Kruty, polkovnyk Honcharenko and Leshchenko (??), bii pid Krutamy (about 500 students); then...

Kolasky, John

Part 1: Born in Cobalt, Ontario, on October 5, 1915; family name was initially Koliaska; soon after his birth family moved North, to a farm, where there were 3 other Ukrainian families, Poles - their name became Polonized; in Timmins the only Ukra...

Kurdydyk, Anatol

Part 1: Born on July 24, 1905; his father was a Ukrainian priest; Anatol was the oldest of 7 children; father died of typhus soon after the WWI when Anatol was 14; after school, he studied at a bursa and was very poor; was composing poetry early i...

Panchuk, Gordon R.B.

Part 1: Born in Saskatchewan in 1915; formation of CUC and its 2 Committees; Het’mantsi; UNO; Bosyi (??); URO (Ukrains’ka Robitnycha orhanizatsia); BUC; SUS; trip of Konovalets’ to Canada; Stechyshyn, Svystun; Lazarovych; Strilets’ka hromada; the ...

Petryshyn, Michael

Part 1: Born on February 8, 1897 in the Mishanytsia (??) village, Yavoriv district, Lviv region; used to be Greek-Catholic, but now is Orthodox; 10 children in his family; finished the village school using Ukrainian and Polish; Maksymovych the vil...

Pysklywec, Nick

Part 1: Born on December 19, 1898 in a village of Trebukhivtsi (now “Druzhba”), Ternopil region; Buchach povit; he came to Canada in May 1928, to Quebec, then to Saskatoon; WWI - he was a soldier in Russian Army; he was at the Romanian and Italian...

Romaniw, Semen

Part 1: Became a member of Ridna Shkola and Prosvita; UNO; meeting with Kokhan in 1948 in Thunder Bay; Koordynatsiinyi Ukrains’kyi Komitet, Natsional’na Rada; CUC; Klish (??); Roshko (??); Petro Basiuk (??); Fr. Izhyk (??); Liha vyzvolennia Ukrain...

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