July 29, 1903 – February 25, 1980

[From BREATHROUGH , June 1980, Vol. 1., No. 2., page 5. Written by Peter Tymciw]

As stated in the last issue, Rev. Kubryn passed away on February 25, 1980.  Since I (editor) did not know much about his life and I assumed many other young people were in the same state, I approached Dr. Kostiw of the Toronto Church and asked him if he would write up a summary of Rev. Kubryn’s life so that I myself and along with all BREAKTHROUGH readers could learn just that much more about the late Rev. Kubryn and family.  I would just like to thank Dr. Kostiw for his co-operation and time in supplying these facts.


Co-organizer and first minister of the Ukrainian Baptist Church in Toronto

Writer of about 20 books

Date of Death – February 25, 1980

Place of Death – St. Joseph’s Hospital, Toronto

Date of Funeral – February 29, 1980

Place of Funeral – Interment – Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Surviving are: his wife Olga; three sons; Bohdan, Constantine and Wolodymyr; 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters; Mrs. Mary Kenio (France) and Mrs. Anne Vovk (Poland) and other relatives.

Date and Place of Birth – July 29, 1903 at Stankova, Western Ukraine

Education – Public School and Theological Baptist Seminary at Lodz, Poland.

Date of Baptism – October 11, 1924 at Voytkova by Rev. John Pidhorecky.

Date of Marriage – October 16, 1927

Date of Ordination – March 19, 1933 by Rev. Peretiatko and Rev. L. Miksa

Life in Canada – Arrived in Canada in October 1948. 

Preached at Franchere,  Alberta.                                                                       

April 20, 1950  – February 25, 1980  in Toronto.


Article in Ukrainian on Rev. Kubryn's life by Rev. S. Tymciw and Dr. Kostiw is found in the CHRISTIAN HERALD, Year XXXIX,  March - April 1980, No. 3-4., pages 19-20. Letters of condolences are found on page 21. Translation into English is needed. 

Same article is published in Ukrainian in THE MESSENGER OF TRUTH, VOL. LIV, November-December 1980, No. 11-12, page 40-42.

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