Mary and John Tymchuk, along with three sons and two daughters, left Austria for Canada in 1912. They arrived in Lethbridge where John found work digging, ditches for the city.
A daughter, Helen, was born October, 18, 1913 in Lethbridge. Eventually, the older daughters were married. In 1922, John passed away, and in July, 1924. their youngest son ,Michael, passed away after a short illness.
Mary, and her daughter. Helen, moved to Corbin, B.C. and then to Coalhurst. Mary took in boarders and managed to make a living. Helen also helped by doing, housework for the family of McMahon.
In 1940 Helen moved to Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where she married. She passed away in May 1942, at the age of 28.
Mary moved back to Lethbridge to reside with her daughter until her death in 1958 at the age of 84.
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