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Nicholas (Nick) Slemko and
Jessie Tymchuk

Our Treasured Heritage
A History of Coalhurst and District
Page 513

Nick immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine in 1911, and worked in Southern Alberta on C.P.R. section crews. In 1911, he settled in Coalhurst to work in the mine, hoping to earn enough money to achieve his life-long ambition of owning his own farm. In 1913, in Lethbridge, he married Jessie Tymchuk. The couple subsequently settled in Wigan and raised a family of five children.

After the explosion and shut-down of the Coalhurst mine, Nick moved to Drumheller to work in a mine, and in 1940 was killed in a mine accident.

His widow, Jessie, now ninety-one years old, lives in an Edmonton nursing home. The two eldest children, Helen and Sam, are deceased. Besides her children; Jessie has eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great -grandchild.

Nick passed away January, 1984.

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