Kuzyk, Fred

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Kuzyk, Fred

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  • Kuzyk, Frederick Theodore

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1922-2016

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Fred Kuzyk (1922-2016) was born in Glenella, Manitoba, to Ukrainian pioneers Sam and Anna (Sul) Kuzyk. He received his primary education in Poplar Point, Manitoba, where the family relocated in 1928, and his high school education in Brandon, Manitoba. In 1946 he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. During the next few years, he was employed as an engineer on the electrification of rural Manitoba. In 1949, the year he married Kay, Fred established Amalgamated Construction, a road building company that he operated until his retirement in 1997. The company constructed over 500 miles of roads and participated in the construction of the Red River Floodway during the 1960s. Fred was a long-time member of the Association of Professional Engineers, and the Manitoba Road Builders’ Association. He also played a leading role as participant and organizer in many Faculty of Engineering, Class of ’46 Reunions. Within the local Ukrainian-Canadian community, Fred was actively involved with Ukrainian Catholic parish life, the “Obnova” student society, and St. Vladimir’s College in Roblin. He was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Branch; the Ukrainian Professional and Business Club (UPBC) of Winnipeg; and the Sons of Ukrainian Pioneers (SOUP) Club. Beginning in the 1950s and for the remainder of his life Fred was actively involved in efforts to establish and then to sustain the Holy Family Nursing Home in Winnipeg.

Fred (Frederick Theodore) Kuzyk and Kay (Catherine; nee Sawchuk) Kuzyk were married for 66 years. They were an upwardly mobile, Ukrainian-Canadian couple who raised 6 children and were active in many of Winnipeg’s Ukrainian-Canadian organizations and institutions.

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Created by Orest Martynowych (January 2020).

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