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Memorable Manitobans: Pantelemon Bozyk (1879-1944)

Cleric, poet.

Born at Onut, Bukovina on 1 April 1879, son of Ivan Bozyk and Maria Zawaliuk, he came to Canada in 1900 and was ordained a priest in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in December 1911. By special papal dispensation in 1922, he was allowed to become a Catholic priest although he was married. Ordained a second time in July 1924, he came to Winnipeg in 1925, serving as priest at St. Mary’s Church (1925-1928) and St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church (1928-1944). As a poet, he published extensively in Ukrainian. He died at Winnipeg on 20 November 1944 and was buried in the All Saints Cemetery.


“Canon Bozyk, Church of St. Andrews, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 1944.

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

We thank Donna Law for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 August 2019

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