Nadya Huculak

Title

Nadya Huculak

Description

A biography of AUUC member Nadya Huculak.

Type

Text

Rights

Reproduction may be restricted. Contact AUUC.

Coverage

Vancouver, BC

Language

English

Birth Date

1909

Birthplace

Luhove, Ukraine

Death Date

1983

Biographical Text

Nadya Huculak was born on April 30th, 1909 in the village of Luhove, Ternopilska Oblast, Ukraine. In 1927 Nadya's sister immigrated to Canada and Nadya went to Lviv to apprentice with a tailor. In 1939 Nadya's sister Milya, who was living in Winnipeg, sent for her. In Winnipeg Nadya found employment in a tailor shop.

In the early forties Nadya started attending functions at the Ukrainian Labour Temple, where she met Mykola Huculak. The two married in 1944, and in 1945 they moved to Vancouver where they opened a shoe store. Later they closed the store and bought an apartment building. Nadya's health began to fail but nevertheless she took an active part in the AUUC, taking part in the mixed choir as well as the Russian choir. She was a member of the Women's Branch of the AUUC as well as the WBA and the Seniors Club. In January of 1983, Nadya became very ill and was taken to the hospital, where she passed away on the 28th of January.

Citation

“Nadya Huculak,” Association of United Ukrainian Canadians - Vancouver, accessed June 25, 2021, https://auucvancouver.digitalhistoryhub.com/items/show/193.