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Date of Passing: Nov 21, 2004

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DR. MICHAEL H. MARUNCHAK Peacefully, on Sunday, November 21, 2004, Dr. Michael H. Marunchak passed away after a lengthy illness. Michael was born in Dalesheva, Ukraine where he grew up and completed his primary schooling. He went on to study at the University of Lviv (1936 to 1940), then on to Prague University where he attained a Ph.D in Law (1941). After his arrival in Canada (1948), he attended the University of Manitoba where he attained a degree in Social Work (1955). Upon graduation, he went to work for the Child Guidance Clinic in Winnipeg School Division No. 1, where he remained until his retirement. Michael was a historian and community activist. During the Second World War, he spent several years as a prisoner in Concentration Camps, which undoubtably honed his political activism. He headed the League of Ukrainian Political Prisoners and had been active in the Ukrainian Canadian Committee National and the World Congress of Free Ukrainians. He had served as President of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Canada, the Markian Shashkevych Centre in Winnipeg and other community organizations. He was the author of numerous books, articles and studies on the history of Ukrainians in Canada, of various works on Ukraine and the Ukrainian Diaspora, and editor of a number of publications. He compiled a considerable private archive of materials related to Ukrainian-Canadian history. Michael is survived by his wife Natalia, of almost 60 years; daughter Larysa; son Lev and granddaughter Taisa, plus many relatives still living in Ukraine. Funeral services will be conducted at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, 115 McGregor St., of which Michael was a longtime member. Panakhyda will be sung 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 25 and Divine Liturgy will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 26 followed by interment in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to Markian Shashkevych Centre, Winnipeg, MB, in care of North Winnipeg Credit Union, 310 Leila Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2V 1L8. Special thanks to Dr. Gorski and support staff of Concordia Hospital. May God grant him Eternal Memory. VICHNAYA PAMYAT KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 956-2193

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 25, 2004

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