MUCHIN, John Serge - John passed away on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013 in King, Ontario. Born on November 25, 1920 in Odessa, Ukraine, he came to Canada following WWII and settled in Winnipeg. For 25 years, John worked at the University of Manitoba, in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library, as the head of the Special Collections Department. He is noted for his Canadiana catalogue of Ukrainian books and two of his own published works. John is survived by his wife Halyna Muchin, daughters Svitlana Muchin and Taisa Ballard, son-in-law Colin Lochhead and grandchildren: Samantha, Tavis, Stefan and William. Very special thanks to his caregivers at the King City Lodge, whom he adored, and they in return. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 19th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cardinal Funeral Home 'Bathurst Chapel', 366 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Service will be Thursday, June 20th, 10 a.m. at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 406 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Interment at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome at the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Foundation at www.stjoesfoundation.ca Condolences may be made at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on June 19, 2013