Stepaniuk, Kiryk

STEPANIUK FAMILY

by Mike Stepaniuk

Kiryk Stepaniuk was born in Szczurowycy Brody, Poland, in the year 1884, and died in the year 1974. He married Eudokia Tanasychuk from Myrnam, Alberta, and they had a family of five boys.

Kiryk was a farmer, and farmed in the Gideon Lake District, and the boys attend the Gideon Lake School, which taught from grades one to nine, with classes at times of forty-four or five children. They received their mail at Peet Post Office, run out of a farm house owned by their next door neighbor, John Peet, who lived in the same section, a half mile away.

Kiryk Stepaniuk lived on and farmed the following lands: N.W. 34-55-7-4, N.E. 33-55-7-4, N.E. 22-55-7-4.These lands are still farmed by his son, Steve Stepaniuk, and the following one-half section of land, N.E. 35-55-7-4, and N.E. 26-55-7-4,is farmed by his son Bill Stepaniuk, who also has an oil well that went into operation in November of 1977, situated on N.E. 26-55-7-4, and is a producing oil well. The following lands are being farmed by another son, Mike Stepaniuk, S.E. 17-56-7-4, N.E. 17-56-7-4, S.E. 20-56-7-4 (leased).

Three of the sons are farmers. Another son, John is a Forest Ranger employed by the government. The youngest son, Edward, is a school principal, and is employed in the Valleyview School District. The oldest son, Mike, is a veteran of the Second World War, and put in three and a half years service with the Canadian Army in Canada and Europe.

(Mrs.) Eudokia Stepaniuk is retired and remarried, and lives in Elk Point.