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WOYCHYSHYN, Dr. John (Ivan)
Born on August 22, 1923 in Korostovychi, Ukraine to Petro and Anna (Iwanciw) Woychyshyn. Attended the Faculty of Medicine in Lviv, until leaving Ukraine with his family in 1944 ahead of the advancing Soviet Army. Continued studying medicine in Graz, Austria until accepted as an immigrant to Canada in 1948 subject to a two year work contract as a lumberjack. Completed his medical studies at the University of Ottawa in 1957 and practiced medicine in Ottawa as a general practitioner for the next 51 years until retiring at the age of 85 in 2008. In addition to his professional work, John was a leading member of the Ukrainian community in Canada. Died peacefully on May 19, 2014 and survived by his wife Julia (Stepanenko), brother Eugene, sons Nestor (Janine Kuzma) and Zenon (Kristina Lukianenko) and grandsons Ostap, Boyan, Lukash and Maks. Special thanks to Dr. John Russell and the staff of the Peter D. Clark Long-Term Care Facility. Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel, 1411 Hunt Club Road on Friday May 23 from 7 – 9 p.m. with Memorial Service (panakhyda) at 7:30 pm. Funeral on Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent followed by Interment at Beechwood, the National Cemetery in Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Friends of Ukraine, 30 Southport Drive, Ottawa Ontario K1T 3E7 or St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine in Ottawa.


Published in The Ottawa Citizen from May 22 to May 24, 2014
John Woychyshyn
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