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Memorable Manitobans: Vladimir Bozyk (1915-2006)


Born on 13 October 1915, he graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg and St. Joseph’s Seminary in Edmonton. On 24 July 1938, he was ordained as a priest in the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church where his father was also a priest. He had assignments in Welland, Kitchener, and Brantford before coming back to Winnipeg to Holy Ghost and Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Parishes. He was also a chaplain at the University of Manitoba for the Ukrainian Catholic students and established the Gamma Rho Kappa Society, later known as the Obnova Club. He served in Dauphin in 1950 and returned to Winnipeg in 1951 to Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral. A year later he was a pastor in Gonor where he remained for 20 years. During that time he created the Catholic Catechism Correspondence Program studied by more than 4300 students. In 1972 he was assigned to the East Kildonan Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish where he served for 22 years. In 1993 he was awarded the title of Mitrat followed by the title Monsignor. He was assigned to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1994 and retired in 2000. He died on 16 December 2006.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 2006.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 2 February 2017

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