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Memorable Manitobans: Fedir Osyczenko (1927-2014)

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Born in the Ukrainian village of Arseniwka, Kirivohrad oblast on 10 August 1927, he completed his primary education locally. During the Second World War, he was captured as a prisoner-of-war and forced to work. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and, in 1959, married Sonia Melnychuk at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Winnipeg. His theological studies began at St. Andrew’s College in 1964 and culminated in a Licentiate in Theology in 1968. He was ordained in 1970 and served in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada for the next 12 years. His pastoral work was performed in parishes at Fort Frances (Ontario), the Winnipeg Rural District, and in the Winnipeg Deanery where he was attached to the St. Mary the Protectress Sobor. He died at Winnipeg on 7 September 2014 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Garden.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2014

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