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Harry Kostenko and
Katherine Book Kostenko

Our Treasured Heritage
A History of Coalhurst and District
Pages 390-391

Harry Kostenko was born in Russia in 1889. Katherine Book was born in Austria in 1892. Harry came to Canada in 1908 and lived in Coalhurst, Alberta. Katherine lived in Frank, Alberta. They were married in Lethbridge on August 21, 1923, and he worked in the Coalhurst mine until they bought a farm south of Park Lake and resided there until their death. They took Steve Wyrostok at his birth which was March 3, 1925. They never adopted him or changed his name, so therefore he retained his family name which he went back to in the later years. The Kostenko's called him David Kostenko, also known by his school friends as so. Steve joined the Navy on March 17, 1943, was discharged on February 4, 1944 due to illness. He married in Winnipeg on December 19, 1944; came back to Lethbridge in 1945. He had four daughters.

Harry Kostenko passed away April 17, 1958. Katherine Kostenko passed away November 6, 1965. Steve Wryostok (David Kostenko) passed away January 3, 1963.

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