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Memorable Manitobans: Dmytro Yakimischak (1888-1958)

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Dymtro Yakimischak
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Publisher, MLA (1921-1922), MLA (1923-1927).

Born in Ukraine in 1888, he came to Manitoba in 1898 and was educated at the University of Manitoba (BA, LLB). He was director of the Ukrainian Publishing Company Limited, and was elected as a United Farmer to the Manitoba Legislature in 1920 and was re-elected in 1922 but was defeated in 1927. He was one of earliest Ukrainians to serve as an MLA.

In 1922, he married Anna Kolisnyk (1903-1978, daughter of John and Malanka Kolisnyk) and they had two sons: Paul Yakimischak (1924-1994) and Orest Yakimischak (1928-2008).

He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 18 July 1958 and was buried in the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 21 July 1958, page 20.

Obituary [Anna Yakimischak], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 1978, page 124.

Obituary [Paul Yakimischak], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1994, page 23.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituary [Orest Yakimischak], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 2008.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Orest Yakimischak (by way of Alan Crossin) and Olive Bernuetz for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 January 2021

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