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Memorable Manitobans: Felix Joseph Kulyk (c1912-?)

Educator.

Born in Manitoba around 1912, son of Nykola Kulyk (c1873-?) and Maria Krafczuk (c1879-1961), he attended Tolstoi School, completed high school at Emerson School, and graduated from Central Normal School and the University of Manitoba. His career in education began in rural Manitoba, working at Lord Roberts School (1929-1930, 1931), Bradley School (?-?), and Ladywood School (?-?), and was Principal of Brokenhead School (1937-1941), Fisher Branch School (1941-1945), and Highland School (1947-1948). On 7 July 1934, he married fellow teacher Helen Elsie Kostyniuk (?-?) at Winnipeg, and had two sons. For a while, they operated a store in Winnipeg and he was President of Mens Club of Sts. Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, as well as President of Ukraininan Canadian Business and Professional Club of Winnipeg (four years). In 1948, they moved to Windsor, Ontario where he changed professions, entering the field of real estate and insurance brokerage, and serving as President (and Director) of the Windsor Real Estate Board. He also umpired baseball for around 15 years. His later whereabouts are unknown.

Sources:

Birth [Natalia Kulik] and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

“[Mrs. Maria Kulyk of Windsor ...],” Steinbach Carillon, 21 April 1961, Section 2, Page 4.

“Ex-residents mark 40th anniversary,” Steinbach Carillon, 27 November 1974, page 6.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 November 2019

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