In Memory of



Obituary for Michael Bochno

BOCHNO, Michael
(August 18, 1925 - November 23, 2022) -
Michael Bochno was born in the hamlet of Zajatsi, part of the village of Radawa of Jaroslaw County (now Poland) to Ukrainian parents Peter and Maria (nee Jakimec). He is predeceased by his parents, sister Kateryna (born 1929) and brother Volodymyr (born 1943). At the age of 14 he experienced Bolshevik Red Army, German Nazi and Polish Communist occupations in the Jaroslaw Region. By then he completed his sixth grade and a commerce school in Jaroslaw. In 1946 he joins the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (nom de Guere “Krytianets”) as assistant to the Communications office for the Jaroslaw Region. He emigrated to the United States in 1949 and settles in Cleveland Ohio where in 1961 he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in geography at Kent State University. Michael lands a job at the Library of Congress Maps Division where he served for 30 years until his retirement in 1991. Michael was a member and headed the Society of former soldiers of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) for the USA and Canada and was a member of the editorial board of Litopys UPA up until 2016. His passion was to document the lives of each former member of the Insurgent Army living in Canada and the USA so that their families in Ukraine would know what came of them after they joined the underground to defend their native Ukraine. In 1993 Michael moved to Toronto, Ontario and continued his passion. His friends thank Dr. Szul and the Staff at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre for their care and attention and a special thanks to Oksana and Halyna for their companionship. Visitation at NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2058 Kipling Avenue, Toronto (north of Rexdale Boulevard), on Sunday, November 27, 2022, from 3-6 p.m. Panakhyda Sunday 5 p.m. Divine Litergy will be held at St. Demetrius the Great Martyr Parish, 135 La Rose Avenue, Toronto, on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Volodymyr Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ukrainian Canadian Care Center would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at
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