Anna Holyk

Title

Anna Holyk

Description

A biography of Anna Holyk, who was an active member of the ULFTA's Women's Branch, among other committees.

Type

Text

Rights

Reproduction may be restricted. Contact AUUC.

Coverage

Vancouver, BC

Language

English

Birth Date

1900

Birthplace

Peremilovy, Ukraine

Death Date

1973

Biographical Text

Anna Holyk, nee Slipets, was born in the Ukraine in the village of Peremilovy, Husyatynsky Rayon, Ternopilska Oblast on May 30th, 1900. She came to Canada in 1929 to live with her sisters in Vancouver, BC. There she met and married her husband Peter Holyk, and found work cleaning homes. However, this was during the Depression, so the couple soon found themselves out of work and on relief.

When Anna arrived in Vancouver in 1929, she became acquainted with some of her countrymen and together they started attending plays and concerts at the Ukrainian Labour Temple. In 1932 Anna became a part of the Association's Women's Branch, and from then on became a very active member of the organization, serving on many committees and executives until the time of her death on the 27th of November, 1973. Anna was a member of the Provincial Committee for 17 years and served as financial secretary of the Women's Branch for 9 years.

Citation

“Anna Holyk,” Association of United Ukrainian Canadians - Vancouver, accessed May 6, 2021, https://auucvancouver.digitalhistoryhub.com/items/show/190.