UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS MOURNS DEATH OF COMMUNITY LEADER DR. PETER KONDRA
Winnipeg, Manitoba – July 25, 2011-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress was saddened to learn of the passing of Ukrainian Canadian community pioneer, community leader and former UCC National President, Dr. Peter Kondra on Saturday.
“Dr. Peter Kondra was well known for his scientific work and his professionalism, but he was even better known for his commitment to and involvement in the Ukrainian Canadian community,” stated Ukrainian Canadian Congress National President Paul Grod. “For his outstanding achievements, Dr. Kondra received many honours and awards including the Shevchenko Medal, the highest honour which the Ukrainian Canadian Congress can bestow.”
Dr. Kondra is well known in the Ukrainian community having served as President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress from 1971-1974. Dr. Kondra was also a member of the Consistory Board of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada for 20 years and
served on the Board of St. Andrew’s College where he also was Principal and chair of the
committee that negotiated its affiliation with the University of Manitoba.
“To the family of Dr. Kondra we offer our heartfelt condolences on your loss. We thank you for sharing Dr. Peter with the community for his many years of dedication and service to the Ukrainian community of Canada. Vichnaya Pam’yat,” stated Grod.
Dr. Kondra was born in 1911 on a homestead south of Mikado, Saskatchewan, where his
parents farmed on arrival from Western Ukraine in 1898. Dr. Kondra had recently celebrated his 100thbirthday with his family.
He completed undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Agriculture at the University of Manitoba and completed his Ph.D. at the U. of Minnesota. His professional career was served at the University of Manitoba where he retired and was named Professor Emeritus in 1980.
May his Memory be eternal-
Вічна Йому Пам’ятть!
Prayers will be said on July 26, 2011 at 7 pm and the funeral will be held on July 27, 2011 at 10:30 am both at Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 1175 Main Street, Winnipeg with Very Reverend Father G. Mielnik officiating.