I owe a debt of gratitude my Baba, Olga Zembrzycki (nee Zyma), for not only bringing me into her world, but also being patient enough to enter mine. Additionally, I am so thankful to the men and women who welcomed Baba and me into their homes and shared their stories with us. I appreciate their honesty and willingness to participate in this project. Without their help, the story of Sudbury’s Ukrainians would have remained unwritten. Thank you to those who chose to remain anonymous and the following individuals, many of whom are no longer with us:
William Babij; Michael Babiuk; Vera Babiuk (nee Havrachysky); Steve Balon; Angela Behun (nee Bilowus); Paul Behun; Ramona Bendick (nee Shyluk); Victoria Bilczuk (nee Bodnarchuk); John Buchowski; Steve Buchowski; Mary Brydges (nee Ladyk); Frances Bzdel (nee Poworoznyk); Jacob Bzdel; Peter Chitruk; Walter Chmara; Mary Cloutier (nee Werstiuk); Helen Cotnam (nee Cybulka); Bernice Crowe (nee Haluschak); Parenka Chyz (nee Demchuk); Isobel Dobranski (nee Harmaty); Nick Evanshen; Robert Gawalko; Helen Gniazdoski (nee Daniluk); Stanley Hayduk; Alice Helash (nee Ciotka); Mary Hickey (nee Danchuk); John Holunga; Lorraine Jurgilas (nee Burke); Jeanette Kostiw (nee Steczyszyn); Lovey Kotyluk (nee Kaben); Nellie Kozak (nee Tataryn); Pauline Kruk (nee Mykoluk); Ernie Lekun; Eugenia Maizuk (nee Kureluik); Joseph Maizuk; Frank Makarinsky; Terry Martyn; Anne Matschke (nee Kuchmey); Boris Max; Victoria Panas (nee Romanchuk); Helen Pihursky (nee Ciotka); Anne Podorozny (nee Ogenchuk); Charlie Rapski; Olga Rohatyn (nee Mysyk); Jean Samborski (nee Tyshynski); Don Sarmatiuk; Oryst Sawchuk; William Semenuk; Olga Shelegey (nee Struk); Walter Shelegey; Mary Shkrabek (nee Temeriski); Mary Sitko (nee Wolochatiuk); Helen Smilanich (nee Pasichnyk); Elsie Solski (nee Kotyluk); Nick Solski; Mary Ducisk Stanyon (nee Kowalchuk); John Stefura; Doris Sturby (nee Zaparynuik); Henry Tarkin; Katherine Timchuk (nee Harach); John Tkach; Sophie Udovicic; (nee Kuczma); Stella Witwicky (nee Makowsky); Pauline Yawney (nee Puhach); Tom Zaitz; Mary Zawierzeniec (nee Nykilchyk); Olga Zembrzycki (nee Zyma).
While excerpts of the interviews that Baba and I conducted can be listened to on various pages throughout this website, I have donated my full collection of audio interviews to the Laurentian University Archives in Sudbury and Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling in Montreal where they are accessible to the public.