Memorable Manitobans: Felix Joseph Kulyk [Kulick] (1911-1995)
Born at Tolstoi on 26 December 1911, 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 (1931-1937; Principal 1934-1937), and Green Oak School (1938-1940), and was Principal of Brokenhead School (1937-1938 & 1940-1941), Fisher Branch School (1941-1945), and Highland School (1946-1948).
On 7 July 1934, he married fellow teacher Helen Elsie Kostyniuk (1912-2003) at Winnipeg, and had three sons; Ronald “Ronny” Kulick (1935-1951), Nestor Norman Kulick (1939-2007), and Mark Kanneth Kulick (1941-2012). For a while, they operated a store in Winnipeg and he was President of Mens Club of Sts. Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church.
In 1948, they moved to Windsor, Ontario, where he changed professions, entering the field of real estate and insurance brokerage in 1950, and serving as President (and Director) of the Windsor Essex Real Estate Board and Vice-President of the Ontario Association of Real Estate Boards. He was also President of Ukrainian Canadian Business and Professional Club of Windsor (four years; charter member), the Kiwanis Windsor East, and the Ukrainian Credit Union. He umpired baseball for around 15 years.
He died at Windsor on 29 August 1995 and was buried locally in the St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
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.
Obituary, Windsor Star, 30 August 1995, page 32.
“Tolstoi [In sympathy],” Steinbach Carillon, 6 September 1995, page 11.
Obituary [Nestor Norman Kulick], Legacy.
Obituary [Mark Kenneth Kulick], DignityMemorial.
Saint Alphonsus Roman Catholic Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.
We thank Brian Kulick for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 10 February 2023