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Autobiography, Ukrainian Canadians, Canadian Prairies, Coal Miner’s Strike, Social History, Canada, Family History

The Sophia Baryluk (Venechuk) Family Story
Yesterday is Gone.... But Her Legacy Lives On!
by Sophia Baryluk

Having lost her own mother during child birth, and her father dying shorty thereafter, Sophia's strength, faith, and determination saw her through a lifetime of hardships. While successfully raising eleven children, her gift of love and her strong will to succeed were two powerful forces used to overcome all adversities.

Sophia's story of enduring illnesses, deaths, coal miners strike, poverty, and illiteracy is a lesson of perseverance and dedication to family.

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Sophia Venechuk was born on August 14, 1892 in the village of Dmychawka, located in the southwestern part of the Ukraine. At the age of 19 years, she moved from the Ukraine to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba where she began the rest of her life's journey.


Sophia Baryluk
Transcribed by
William Baryluk

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