We are sad to share the news of the passing of John Huk, a member of the Ukrainian community in Whitney Pier. The groundbreaking work he did inspired the research that lead to this web portal. In 2009, Mr. Huk was involved with the Ukrainian Dance Exhibit at the Centre for Cape Breton Studies (CCBS) curated by Dr. Marcia Ostashewski. They also worked together over several years on the republication of his book in 2011, in which he wrote about the stories and history of Ukrainians in Cape Breton. Mr. Huk also contributed much of his collection to the Beaton Institute, who worked to support the CCBS when they republished Mr. Huk's book. To purchase a copy of his book, please click on the image to the right.
Here is an excerpt of his obituary taken from the Cape Breton Post, in partnership with In Memorium. For the full text, please click here. Included in this excerpt are many links to Mr. Huk's various collabortions and donations to the web portal and the Beaton Institute. Please click on the highlighted phrases to access the files and information related to his legacy: