Item PR2261 - Photograph of Nick Buk

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Photograph of Nick Buk

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  • [1930] (Creation)

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Nick Buk was born in 1904 to Maria, and Peter Buk. Peter and Maria had immigrated to Canada from Medyka, Austria in 1903. Nick attended Vegreville High School, Alberta in 1917. At 17, Nick began teaching at Nizir School. In 1922, he returned to high school and completed Grade 12.

Nick taught in various schools in Alberta before studying electrical engineering in University. In 1931, Nick finished university, and returned to teaching until 1936. Throughout his career, Nick taught at the following schools: Nizir, Willow Range, Hannly, Pobeda, Russia, Hillock, and Lake Eliza. In 1937, he bought the Two Hills Motors Garage. In 1944, he sold the garage and built a cold storage locker plant with his brothers William and John. In 1953, he lost his business in a fire. Nick then returned to his family's homestead.

Nick died in 1990. He is buried in Lanuke Cemetery.

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The discrete item consists of a photograph of Nick Buk dating from ca. 1930 and taken by an unknown photographer.

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