My oldest brother, Matt, was born Dec. 13, 1932.
As a young man, he enjoyed working out on a farm in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan.
Working in construction also appealed to Matt.
After marrying Shirley Maryniuk, Matt farmed at Shoal Lake. Matt was very sociable and got along very well with the neighboring colony of Hutterites. Mom wrote: The Hutterites are here watching a show. They brought beer to drink while they are watching.
Matt and his family in 1981
Matt with his 4th child, Nanetta
Matt passed away on September 21, 1999. He was buried in the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Oakburn.
To our surprise, a group of Hutterite women sang “In the sweet bye and bye” at Matt’s graveside. It was incredibly gentle and moving.