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By John Lawrence Reynolds

Petro (Peter) Jacyk survived of the main horrendous occasions of the twentieth century: the Ukrainian famine of the Thirties, instigated via Stalin and chargeable for the deaths of untold hundreds of thousands, and waves of invasion and slaughter from Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. Fleeing postwar Europe in 1949, he arrived in Canada with seven cash in his pocket and awful photographs in his reminiscence. His followed kingdom might motivate a deep and lifetime love in Jacyk. right here finally, as he positioned it, he used to be “free to reside and loose to succeed.” during the Toronto development and land improvement company he based, he tested himself as an financial and cultural powerhouse. Exacting in his dealings with others, but a beneficiant mentor, he sought excellence in all of his objectives. In time, the fellow who had began as a “poor-penny immigrant” turned one of many country’s such a lot popular philanthropists, donating sizeable parts of his wealth to tasks devoted to Ukrainian heritage, language, and tradition. Universities comparable to Harvard, Columbia, and the college of Toronto benefited from his largesse. Leaving Home celebrates the lifetime of a extraordinary guy made up our minds to make a good influence on an often-hostile world.

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