Dmytro YAKIMISCHAK (1888-1958)
Born in Ukraine in 1888, he came to Manitoba in 1898 and was educated at the university of Manitoba (BA, LLB). He was director of the Ukrainian Publishing Company Limited, and was elected as a United Farmer to the Manitoba Legislature in 1920 and was re-elected in 1922 but was defeated in 1927. He was one of the earliest Ukrainians to serve as an MLA.
In 1922, he married Anna Kolisnyk (1903,1978, daughter of John and Malanka Kolisnyk) and they had two sons: Paul Yakimischak (1924-1994) and Orest Yakimischak (1928-2008).
He died in at the St. Boniface Hospital on 18 July 1958 and was buried in the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
Reprinted with permission from Manitoba Historical Society.
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