Yaroslav Harchun

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  • "Sincere concolences to Zonia and family"
    - Elton Woo
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HARCHUN, Yaroslav. Suddenly, on August 14, 2006. Born in Dubno, Ukraine, in 1944. A gifted linguist, he studied Spanish and French philology at the University of Lviv, graduating in 1965. After working for Intourist and as a French teacher, he emigrated in 1974, first to Argentina, and subsequently, to Canada. He lived in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal and obtained a PhD in Ukrainian linguistics from the University of Ottawa. In 1983, he began working as an announcer-producer for the Ukrainian section of Radio Canada International, where he remained until 2003. He also served as an interpreter for Canadian and Ukrainian government delegations and was a published writer and poet. He is survived by his wife, Zonia Keywan, and their children, Simon and Julia, a daughter, Gabriela Ivanna, of Ottawa, his brother, Ivan, and sister, Svitlana of Kyiv, Ukraine, their children and other relatives in Ukraine and the USA. Visitation will be on Friday, August 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a prayer service (Panakhyda) at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke St. W. (corner Marcil), 514-483-1870.
Published in Montreal Gazette from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2006
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