Michael (Mike) TODORUK {M} = Annie (Ann) PERIH {F}

Married 1974

Michael (Mike)

Born 22 Sep 1904, Dauphin area, Manitoba,Canada1
Died 24 Feb 2008, Dauphin, Manitoba,Canada2
Mike Todoruk
The parents of Mike Todoruk, Dora and Wasyl Todoruk, came to Canada from the Ukraine in 1896 or 1897. They started their homestead in the Mink Creek-Ashville district. Their block of land is shown in the settlement map. During the first winter, they lived in a sod burrow constructed mostly underground. Mike Todoruk was born in 1904. He quit school after grade 8, when he was 16 to begin to farm. He went to school longer than any one else in his family.
At the age of 17, he bought his first car, a Model-T Ford for 20 cords of wood and $3000. In 1924, at the age of 19, he bought an International Harvester threshing outfit with his brother, Steve. In 1928 he left farming and went to Chicago to look for employment. He came back in June of 1930, and married Josephine Drebniski later that month. He got a job as a mail carrier that same year, and continued this job until 1948. This job payed $42 per month. They had their first child, Nellie, in 1931. In 1935 he bought an International Harvester dealership and machine shop in Ashville, Manitoba. In 1938 he and Josephine had their second child, Ernie. In 1939 he opened a general store and Texaco gas and oil business in Ashville. Sometimes he had to deliver as many as 25 barrels of gas to farmers each day. In 1947 he bought the Massey-Harris dealership in Strathclair which he sold in 1949. In 1949, he sold his gas and oil business in Ashville for $13, 000, and bought a Cockshutt dealership in Dauphin for $20, 000. In his first year of business he sold over 20 new combines and received 10 sales awards including trips to Bermuda, Freeport, Jamaica, Los Angeles, Sandiego, Miami, and a cruise from Miami. In his early years, he had some difficulties because the local Co-op dealer sold the same equipment for the same price under the Co-op name. He forced them to close within two years by accepting trades for machinery, and giving better deals on used machinery. In 1971 he sold his dealership and went back to farming. In 1973 his wife Josephine died, and in 1974 he married Anne Syrnyk (Perih). They now live in Dauphin.
The Stewart Family, A Brief Family History
By Graham Stewart, October 19, 1998 Term 1 Canadian History Project

Annie (Ann)

Alias Annie (Ann) SYRNYK
Alias Annie (Ann) TODORUK (1974)
Born 14 Apr 1922, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba,Canada
Died 26 Apr 2011, Dauphin Regional Health Centre, Dauphin, Manitoba,Canada3
Buried 30 Apr 2011, Dauphin Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin, Manitoba,Canada
Annie Todoruk (nee Perih)
Suddenly and peacefully, our loving and caring Mother Anne passed away on April 26, 2011, at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, with her daughter by her side.
Anne was born in Gilbert Plains to Christopher and Mary (Sydor) Perih, on April 14, 1922. She was the third eldest of six children, and her early years were spent on her parents’ farm. She attended Lemberg School.
In August 1944, Anne married Matt Syrnyk, and farmed in the Keld District. They raised three daughters, working tirelessly on the family farm growing crops, gardens, raising chickens, milking cows, and preserving the fruits and vegetables. Due to Matt’s failing health, they moved to the town of Dauphin. Anne cherished the farm, and only recently sold the land to her grandson.
Anne remarried in 1974 to Michael Todoruk, and continued to live in Dauphin. Many winters were spent in Texas, with friends and family, until they could no longer drive that long distance. It was very important to them to stay active and independent in their own home, and with God’s grace and good health, they did, until their final days.
Anne was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League and a devoted parish member.
“Baba” left many special memories to her children and grandchildren. Her love of gardening, traditional Ukrainian food, and her generous nature, will be cherished,
She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Sylvia (Mike) Maloney of Rivers, Rosaleen (George) Fedak of Ottawa, and Gladys (Kevin) Stewart of Winnipeg; her stepson Ernie (Dianna) Todoruk of Winnipeg; six grandchildren, seven step grandchildren; along with numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Anne was predeceased by her first husband Matt in 1972, and by Michael Todoruk in 2008; a stepdaughter Nellie Andrechuk; four brothers, John, Peter, Joe and Frank Perih; and her sister Julia Kawchuk.
We would like to express our thanks to the Dauphin Hospital’s doctors and nurses, for their care in her last week of life, and to Dr. Lysack for his encouragement and support. A special thank you to cousin Frank, for all his help, thoughtfulness, and friendship, over the last few years.
She was a wonderful mother, Baba, and friend, and will be missed by all of us.
A Prayer Service was held on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., preceded by the Rosary at 4:30 p.m., led by the UCWL, from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin.
The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, with the Reverend Father Oleg Bodnarski celebrating. Marvin Procyshyn was the Cantor. Andrew Fedak delivered the eulogy. Matthew Maloney served as Crossbearer. Kelvin Maloney was the Epistle Reader. Her grandchildren Kelvin Maloney, Bryan Maloney, Andrew Fedak, Stephanie Semeniuk, Graham Stewart, and Lawrence Stewart served as Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.
Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Dauphin General Hospital Foundation, 625 3RD ST SW, Dauphin, MB R7N 1R7.
Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.


1 : "Todoruk, Michael reg birth 1904"; Primary evidence

2 : "Todoruk, Mike obit 2008"; Primary evidence

3 : "Todoruk, Annie obit 2011"; Primary evidence