immigration

Moving to Greener Pastures

Grechko Bencharsky, my great-great-grandfather was born in 1879 in the Ukraine.  He married Christina Delaney who was also born in the Ukraine. In 1906 they moved to Canada with my great grandfather who was born in 1903, Joseph Bencharsky. In 1926, a young girl named Olga Kryskiw immigrated to Canada and stayed with a family here.  She married Joseph on February 2, 1929.  (Tracey Carpenter, Grechko Bencharsky's great-great-grandaughter)

Photos of Family

Josh talks about the family photographs and pictures of the family farm and how important it is to stay connected. He talks about his grandfather's struggle to come to Alberta after many hardhships. 

Painting

Dane describes how the painting is important to him. It is a painting of his grandparents that pre-dates common photography. He talks about how this connects him to the past and also notices how the technology has changed.

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