Born - June13,1925
Died - September 25, 1999
Married - Henrietta (nee:Krawchuk)
Children - Patricia, Vincent, Jonathan, Andrea, Gregory
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Growing up Victor was a happy go lucky kid. He had two older brothers Don and Bud. Victor attended Craigmore school from grade I - XI and City Park Collegate in Saskatoon for grades XI - XII.
In 1932 with the depression in full swing, the new Rybryna Hall was built. There then arose the need for a local band so he, brothers Don and Bud decided to form a dance band with Vic playing banjo, Don on violin switching later to an alto saxophone and Bud on guitar. Cousin Fred Harach joined the group later with a C melody saxophone and his brother Fred Harach also joined. We called ourselves the 'Night Hawks'. The band would get five dollars for playing a dance, a dollar each and one for the gas tank. Later Victor stepped up to a 120 bass piano accordian and was a proficient player. The war broke out on September 1 1939 and when his brothers Bud and Don joined the Airforce in November 1940, the band re-organized with Peter Kotelmach, Johnny Walmer and Joe Nowosiadly and was renamed 'The Purple Orchids'.. Victor joined the Paul Harach Band until he left for school in Saskatoon. After 1942 Victor also played for a time for 'The Paul Harach Band' in 1943 with Michael Rebryna, Paul Harach and Wally Novicki, then he played with 'The Victory Aces' with Mike Oschipok, Mike Grybowski and Andy Tokaryk.
After high school he enrolled in pre-med at the college of medicine University of Saskatchewan but didn't make the cut and transferred to Arts and Sciences and graduated with a B.A. following it a year later with a B.Ed. He was a natural teacher, he loved teaching and would show it by gushing about his work if you asked him what he did. It was this enthusiasm that helped convince his brother Don to switch from research scientist at Eli Lilly's In Indianapolis Indiana to a professorship at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon
Victor is lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty years Henrietta, and their five children Patricia of Regina, Vincent (Donna-Jean), grandchildren Christopher and Allison of Springfield Illinois, Jonathan of Regina, Andrea Clark (Jim) of Calgary Alberta. Victor was born near Hafford Saskatchewan and began his long and distinguished teaching career in 1945. Principal of the Krydor S.D. 1945-49, Principal of Torquay S.D. 1949-60, Senior biology teacher Sheldon Williams Collegiate Regina 1960-65, Principal Archbishop O'Neil H.S. Regina 1965-69, senior biology teacher Sheldon Williams Collegiate Regina 1969-81. Victor retired from teaching in June 1981 and kept busy for a short time as a real estate agent at Francis Olson Realty in addition to substitute teaching for the Regina Catholic School Board and Lutheran high school. Victor lectured in biology for the Saskatchewan Urban Teachers Education Program (SUNTEP) since 1978 as well as Northern Teacher's Education Programme (NORTEP) in LaRonge Sask. Additionally Victor held numerous sessional lecturer appointments with the Faculty of Education in Regina. Victor was active with the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF) project overseas as a team leader to Belize 1976, team leader to Madhya India 1978, Botswana Africa 1980, and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1983-84. Throughout his career Victor was active in numerous professional organizations including the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, The Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Natural History Society, Phi Delta Kappa, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree and as a member of the board of directors of the Seniors University Group at the University of Regina. Victor was an active member of St. Anne's church where he was also a choir member.