Vasile Harasim was born in 1862 in Boian, Bukovina. There he grew up and married Maria Toma, oldest daughter of Toder and Sanda Toma. Both were twenty years old at the time of their marriage.
In 1899 they and their children came to Canada with the Tomas and homesteaded on the quarter section of land N.W. 16, 56, 14, W of 4th, directly west of Maria’s youngest brother, George T, Toma. In all, the Harasims had a family of eight children – five daughters and three sons. Anija, the oldest daughter, married Simeon, Kachuk and they farmed near Hairy Hill.
Sanda married Mike G. Mihalcheon and they homesteaded in the Shalka district. Three children were born (o this couple but unfortunately Mike died a young man. Sanda then married Vasile Yurko and they moved to Pierceland, Saskatchewan where they made their home.
Dommca married Andrei Toma but her husband died a young man leaving her a widow with a young son Nick and a daughter Vera. She later married Vasile Kostel and they moved to Pierceland, Years later Domnica, when widowed a second time, moved to Vernon where she still resides.
John Harasim married Ani(a Hantiuk. They fol¬lowed John’s sisters to Pierceland where the young couple raised a large family.
Metro remained a bachelor and lived the latter part of his life in Vernon.
Veronja married Tom Mihalcheon. After farming fora number of years south of Hairy Hill, they moved to Vernon. They had a large family but Tom tiied at a relatively young age. Vera is enjoying retirement in Vernon.
Ioana married Tom Henetiuk and they, too, farmed at Pierceland for many years. This couple lived to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They had three sons and a daughter. George, the baby of the family, married Vera Sandulak. They farmed the home place for many years before moving to Willingdon, where they are enjoying retirement.
Vasile Harasim died in 1935, following a run away in a ‘democrat’ drawn by a team of fiery white horses. Maria later moved to Pierceland where she lived in the farm yard of her youngest daughter. She passed away in 1948 at age of eighty-six. Both are buried at Boian.
Birth and marriage records from church books. Boian, Bukovina
Vasile Harasim birth record.
Vasile was born on Feb.12, 1862. Father-Toader Haraiam. Mother-Ana. Godmother-Anna, wife of Georgi Harasim.
Maria Toma birth record.
Maria was born on July 29, 1863. Father – Toader Toma. Mother – Sanda, daughter of Toader Cojocar. Godmother – Paraskiva, wife of Toader Kuchurean.
Vasile and Maria marriage record May 5, 1885.
Vasile, son of Toader Harasim and Ana Svecla married Maria, daughter of Toader, son of Andrei Toma and Alexandra Cojocari. Godparents – Stefan and Domnica Moroz.