In Memoriam: Walter Zayachkowski (1930-2012)

Walter Zayachkowski passed away in Ottawa on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the age of 81 years.

Born on August 4, 1930 in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Walter was a retired statistician with Statistics Canada and Indian and Inuit Affairs.  For many years, he came to Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in Ottawa, on a regular basis, compiling names of Ukrainian immigrants from various sources.

As a member of the Ukrainian Genealogy Group of Ottawa, Walter knew the importance of sharing his knowledge and this is why he donated the results of his research to LAC; more than 14,500 names of Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in Canada between 1890 and 1930 will soon be available on our website.

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