Roy Tuchak

Title

Roy Tuchak

Description

A biography of prominent WBA member Roy Tuchak, who, for many years took a very active role in the organization.

Type

Text

Rights

Reproduction may be restricted. Contact AUUC.

Coverage

Vancouver, BC

Language

English

Birth Date

1916

Birthplace

Laszki, Poland

Death Date

1994

Biographical Text

Roy Tuchak was born in the town of Laszki in the Jaroslanrzensis region of Poland. He arrived in Canada through the port of Halifax in 1937. He settled in the West Bankend region Foam Lake Saskatchewan as a farmer. He came to Vancouver in 1943, and worked in Steveston at the Imperial Fish Cannery.

Roy spent 20 years organizing members for the WBA and AUUC throughout BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. His purpose was to make things better for mankind. In Vancouver Roy was doing collections and membership for various language papers.

Roy joined the newly formed Richmond Branch of the AUUC in 1943. In 1965 when Roy resigned from his position in the WBA, he kept active in the organization by volunteering his time as secretary for the AUUC and as Chairman of the Vancouver Branch of the AUUC.

In 1973 Roy moved to Summerland where a small group of WBA members that Roy had organized in the past kept active by holding dinners, picnics, singing, and organizing visits for members of the WBA and AUUC from across Canada. Roy returned to Vancouver in 1988 where he continued to sing in the choir and help with the cooking for the many events held at the Hall.

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Citation

“Roy Tuchak,” Association of United Ukrainian Canadians - Vancouver, accessed September 19, 2017, http://auucvancouver.digitalhistoryhub.com/items/show/172.