HAMALUK / HAMALUIK / HAMELUCK
My Father, William Sam Hameluck, born 1926 Grayson,
Saskatchewan, presented me with the passports from his grandparents.
William was given these passports by his father George (listed on Anna's
passport, page 4).
Since I was the first born of the first born, of the first born, and had a
keen interest in family history, I was given these passports when I turned
18 years old.
To me these passports are more precious than gold, as they are the only
tangible link between the generations of my family.
Wasyl Hamaluk, born 1868 and his wife Anna Pudetz, born 1869 (previously
widowed Moroz), came to Canada from Molodia, Bukovina. Their ethnicity was
Anna was a widow with two young children, Wasyl (Bill, born 1893, Molodia,
Bukovina) and Simon (Sam, born 1896, Molodia, Bukovina).
Anna owned an Inn and Wasyl worked for her as a bartender. (We will assume
this Inn was locate in Molodia). Together they had a son Georgi (George,
my Grandfather, born 1902, Molodia, Bukovina.) In 1903 this blended family
came to Canada and settled in the Killaly, Grayson, Dubuc area of
- Towns listed on last page of Wasyl's passport:
Neudorf, Kalaly (Killaly), Grayson, Dubuc, Ckhohm (Stockholm),
Estarhazy(Esterhazy). These are listed from west to east, linked by the
railway, at that time.
A sad event for the children was when the family dog had to shot before
their departure to Canada, as there would be no one left behind to care
for the family pet.
Wasyl was a Water Diviner, a skill he had that came in handy on the
Canadian prairies. He helped many a neighbor find just the right place to
dig their well.
When George Hamaluk went to school in Saskatchewan, the teacher changed
his surname to Hameluck. This is now our family name.
Lovingly submitted by Wasyl & Anna's Great Grand Daughter and second
Bernie (Hameluck) Schneider
Prince Albert, SK