Kachuk-Mike-and-MariaMike Kachuk left Bukovina with his mother, two brothers and four sisters on May 2, 1905. They arrived at Sandy Lake on June 7, 1905. As a child he attended school only two winters, then went out working. At the age of eighteen he was financially able to buy his own farm. On Oct. 2, 1921 he married Maria Toma and they began farming together. In time they had a family of six children. Nick died as an infant. Sandy and George were out working, digging wells and accidentally were overcome by carbon monoxide in June, 1952. This was a very tragic blow to the family.
The surviving children are Bill who farms in the Shalka district, Mary Leonty of Vegreville and Kay Arthur of Edmonton.
The Kachuks farmed all their lives until retirement. Mike passed away in 1982 and Maria is presently enjoying retirement in the Eagle Hill Lodge in Willingdon.

Birth and marriage records from church books. Boian, Bukovina

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