Lazur Sandulak was born Sept. 20, 1882 in Boian, Bucovina, the son of Simeon and Vasilca Sandulak. He grew up in Boian and in 1902 emigrated to Canada with the rest of the family. Dochita was born March 9, 1889, the daughter of Metro and Gafita Burmey. She came to Canada in 1901 with her parents and the family settled twelve miles north of Mundare in the Beaver Lake district.
Lazur and Dochija were married Feb. 16, 1907 and settled on a homestead a mile directly west of Boian Marea School, where they spent most of their lives. Twelve children resulted from this marriage but two little girls died in infancy during the flu epidemic. The surviving children all attended the local school and also helped on the farm. Besides farming Lazur also operated a small blacksmith shop in his farm yard where he sharpened plough shares, shod horses and repaired parts of farm machinery for the neighboring farmers.
As the children grew older, the girls married and the boys left home in search of work and to establish homes of their own.
Katie, (Pachi|a) the oldest married and settled in the Desjarlais district close to the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River. She has two daughters, Katherine and Victoria, both of whom are married with families of their own. Katie and her husband Bill Elchuk still live at Desjarlais. Vera married George Harasim and farmed successfully at Boian for many years and are now retired in Willingdon. They have one daughter Georgina who works in Edmonton. Doris married Harry Tokariuk and have one boy and two girls. They live in Drumheller. The two older boys, Nick and George lived in the Drumheller area as well. Nick and his wife Pauline operated a dairy farm near Stettler and adopted three boys. Pauline passed away in 1968 and Nick died three years later. His brother George and his family took over the dairy farm. Mary Sandulak left home at a very young age and worked in various places finally ending in Calgary. She and her husband Ted Nielsen are enjoying retirement in Calgary. Mary is quite widely known for her collection of hundreds of different kinds of saucers. Grace married Mike Boyko and they have three sons. They operate a mixed farm near Mundare.
During the depression Lazur and his wife and the younger children left farming and moved to Andrew where they lived the remainder of their lives. They are buried in the Hairy Hill Romanian Church cemetery.
Birth and marriage records from church books. Boian, Bukovina
Lazar Sanduleac birth record.
Lazar was born on Aug.9 1881. Father – Simeon Sanduleac. Mother – Vasilca Badicel. Godmother – Ana, wife of Petru Cebotarenco.