Kenora Great War Project


Personal Details
Date of BirthNovember 21, 1893
Place of BirthTarnowitz
Service Details
Death Details
Age at Death76
Buried AtSt Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario

Pawluk, Michael

According to his later obituary, Michael Pawluk was born on 21 November 1893 in Tarnowitz, Poland. At some point he immigrated to Canada and settled in northwestern Ontario. On 28 June 1936, in Kenora, he married widow Sophie (née Glochowski) Sabadoz, Michael listed as a widower on the marriage document. Over the years he was employed in bush work and highway construction. In June of 1944 he started work with the Ontario Minnesota Pulp and Paper Company in the wood room department, retiring in June of 1959 due to ill health.

Predeceased by his sister Anne Hammill in 1963 and his wife Sophie in December 1964, Michael died in the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora on 31 May 1870. At the time of his death he was survived by stepsons John, Mike, and William Sabadoz, stepdaughters Helen Luby of Kenora and Phyllis Marahaniuk of Thunder Bay, and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Along with Sophie, Michael is interred in the St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Kenora.

As stated in his obituary, Michael served with the Austrian Army in WW1, details of his service unknown.

By Judy Thorburn