Accession A2011-075 - Michalchyshyn Family fonds

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Michalchyshyn Family fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 360-A2011-075

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  • 1920-2008 (Creation)
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    Michalchyshyn Family

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0.44 m of textual records and other material

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(1909-2009)

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The Michalchyshyn family is one of many Ukrainian pioneer families who have shaped the history of Ukrainians in Manitoba. Walter Michalchyshyn was born on June 24, 1909 in Byczkiwci (Chortkiw), Ukraine. In 1923, he came with his parents, George (Yurii) and Kateryna Michalchyshyn to Canada, and settled in Portage la Prairie. His parents were deeply religious and were very active in the Church of Assumption in Portage la Prairie. They inspired their children and Walter followed his father’s footsteps, and became a cantor in the Ukrainian Catholic churches.
In 1935 Walter married Catherine Kuzyk and worked as a baker in Brandon. Catherine was a devoted member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League and other Ukrainian women’s organization. In 1948, the couple bought a bakery in Shoal Lake and worked there until 1959. When they moved to Winnipeg, Walter got a position as a supervisor at the Donut House. Walter was a member of Parish Council of St. Josephs Ukrainian Catholic Church, and the St. Nicholas Mutual Benefit Association. Walter and Catherine Michalchyshyn had five children: Irene (Gajecky), Stella (Hryniuk), Joseph, Ivan, and Ray. They are all educated professionals who followed their parents’ example in their love for Ukrainian culture and history. Catherine Michalchyshyn died on October 8, 2009 predeceased by Walter Michalchyshyn, who died on September 1, 2000.

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The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Dr. Stella Hryniuk in 2011.

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The fonds consists of biographical information, personal correspondence and recipes, material re: Ukrainian Catholic Church in Manitoba and Koshetz Choir.

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Finding aid created by V. Zvonik (2012). Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo-Barcelona on 07 June 2017. Revised by N. Courrier (July 2019).

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