Memorable Manitobans: Apolonia Storozuk Moskal (1873-1962)
Born in western Ukraine in September 1873, she trained there as a nurse and physician. She married John Moskal (1871-1953) and they emigrated to Canada in 1898, settling on a farm in the Mink Creek area. They had seven children: Sophia Moskal (1898-?, wife of Cazimir Gryba), Paul Moskal (1900-1979), Josephine Moskal (1901-1993, wife of Theodor Worobetz), Antonia Moskal (1904-1998, wife of Luke Syrnyk), Anne Moskal (1906-1994, wife of Mike Smilski), Elsie Moskal (1907-?, Sister Stanislaus), and Stella Moskal (1915-1925). She worked as a midwife, delivering over two thousand babies in the region, until 1934 when she retired to Gilbert Plains. She died at Brandon on 22 July 1962 and was buried in the St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
Birth registrations [Paul Moskal, Josephine Emili Moskal, Antonina Moskal], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registrations [Sophia Moskal, Cazimir Gryba], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Dauphin Herald, 1 August 1962, page 12.
The Ties That Bind: A History of Ethelbert and District by Ethelbert History Book Committee, 1985, pages 66, 441.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Margaret Romak for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 April 2022