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Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« on: Tuesday 05 March 19 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Good day everyone,

I am attempting to trace my great uncle, Paul Panasuk, who married my grandmother's sister Mary Rayment. This fellow's history is very elusive to me although I used to visit them in Hamilton Ontario when I was a boy during the 1960s and early 70s. At that time I believe he was retired (from what i do not know). My great aunt Mary was born 1904.

I do know from family discussions Paul was born in the Ukraine and escaped from there during the revolution to come to Canada. I do have pictures of him from my mom during his younger years as well as my own when I went to annual family reunions during his older years. His death is a bit of a mystery as well since the cemetery he was supposed buried in do not records of him being buried there after his cremation. I am guessing he arrived in Canada between the 2 world wars and married Mary just before or after WW2. Unfortunately I have not found their marriage record. I believe he died during the late 1970 or early 80s. Mary died in 1994 about a dacade after Paul.

Any info regarding my great uncle is appreciated.

JDC
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Re: Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

There is an obit in the Toronto Star, 31 Jan 1975, page B6. 

It says he died in Toronto on 29 Jan 1975.  In his 72nd year.  Husband of Mary, father of L, grandfather of D.  Cremation at St. James the Less. 

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Re: Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Looks like the son L. played football in high school - at Central Tech in Toronto.  Then, he went on to play college football at East Texas State in the USA.  There are a few articles mentioning him. 

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Re: Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Mary's obituary is in the Toronto Star...16 Aug 1986, page B7.

It says she died in Toronto on 14 Aug 1986.  Husband of the late Paul Panasuk, mother of L, grandmother of D.  Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 

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Re: Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Here is Mary's burial information from Mount Pleasant Cemetery

http://www.finditatmpg.com/Details.aspx?GID=w39pYwPiXBW%2bK40112U7yg%3d%3d

Paul doesn't appear to be there...

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Re: Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 16:51 GMT (UK) »
1964 Toronto Directory has

Paul Panasuk, employee of CNR, home 75 Brunswick.  His son L. is also listed at this address. 

https://archive.org/details/torontocitydirectory1964/page/1006

Paul worked for the railroad...

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Re: Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 16:55 GMT (UK) »
1958 directory - Paul is at the same address, and it says he is an employee of the CNR.

https://archive.org/details/torontocitydirectory1958/page/1166

1950 - same address, same job

https://archive.org/details/torontocitydirectory1950/page/1196

You can check directories for other years here...
https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/history-genealogy/lh-digital-city-directories.jsp

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Re: Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 18:52 GMT (UK) »
1945 Toronto directory has him as Paul Panasuka, emp of CNR, address 16 Kensington Ave. 

https://archive.org/details/torontocitydirectory1945/page/n1299

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Re: Ukranian Russian great uncle Paul Panasuk
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 March 19 03:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi RunKitty,

Sorry I have been away without any access to this for a while. I knew Paul and his wife Mary all my life and as far as I know he and/or she never lived in Toronto. I have always known them to live in Hamilton Ontario. They both died in Hamilton and buried in Hamilton at Whitechapple cemetery there. Mary was born in Hamilton. However when I checked there, I was told neither one is actually buried there. I am wondering if they were given to a family member and has since gone into hiding?

I dont know when and where this pair marries, I am attempting to find out. Unfortunately everyone from that generation is gone now.

I'll keep pressing on, thx again

JDC
Carpenter - B'ham Warwick,
Cole - Devon
Coy - Germany
Langmaid - Cornwall & Hants
Rayment - Herts & Kent
Holt - ? England