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John and Dora immigrated to Canada in April of 1905 with their daughter, Lena. Their son Joe was born in Horodenka, Austria, but lived only 2 1/2 years. Their daughter Annie was born there as well but lived only about two weeks.
George and Joe were twins, born in Radisson, Saskatchewan. George lived about 2 hours and Joe survived for about 2 days.
Nick was married briefly to an Italian woman. He changed his name to Gene Burns and apparently was involved with drugs. He dies in Vancouver, B.C. about 1982.
Polly died at birth.
Jack's name in Ukrainian was Vladimir, but due to the difficulty of the English pronunciation, he was called Jack.
Jack was in the airforce during WWII and his Lancaster bomber was shot down in a raid over Germany. He survived and spent the remainder of the war in Stalag Luft 17. During the later part of the war, food shortages were rampant and so many of the POW camp gates were left open allowing the remaining prisoners to escape thus freeing the Germans of the responsibility for their care.
After making his way to France, Jack became ill with Rheumatic fever and spent sometime in hospital and was eventually returned to Canada by the British. Upon his recovery, he was given the rank of Sergeant by the RCAF after which he was decommissioned.