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nina luhowy

Domestic in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Born in 1927 in Matijiw, Volyns’ka Oblast, Ukraine 

Date and Place of Birth: 1927 in Matijiw, Volynska oblast, Ukraine

Date of Interview: May 19, 2016

Place of Interview: Toronto, Ontario

Interviewer: Iroida Wynnyckyj

Length of Interview: 00:55:50 (raw)


I: Could you describe your first impressions of Canada at the time?

AL: I felt very, very lonely, like I was homeless, lonely. Like I don’t have anyone. I thought to myself: “God why did faith take me this far away from my family that I feel this lonely,” because I did not have anyone. But once I met the Luhowy family, then they accepted me into their family as one of their own, and that’s when I started to feel like myself again. But you know, we were young, we would go out, to zabavas [parties]; we attempted to become accustomed to the [new] life.


  1. Husband, Stefan Luhowy, obituary remarks made by Winnipeg Free Press, published on September 4th, 2013.

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excerpt from the Interview with nina luhowy