The Ognoski family history in Canada is a story
of European immigrants who came to Canada, in essence to make Canada what it is
today - an immense country with a diverse culture.
The two key families that make up the family line
were the paternal Ognoski (Ojonovski) from Klenovec, Czechoslovakia and
the maternal (Kirschner) from Kiev, Ukraine. At
the time of the commissioning of this family tree web site, the matriarch of the
family is Emilia Sophie Kirschner (nee Pal), who is 92 years of age.
The Ognoski heritage in Europe ..
The Kirschner heritage in Europe ...
Stanley Ognoski settled in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan in 19__and married Mary Trischuk in ______. Stanley raised
his family while working for Canadian National Railways as a train
engineer. Stanley and Mary moved to Toronto in 19__. We have several
pictures of Mary working in the shipyards, prior to the time she took up a
career as a hairdresser.
Julius Kirschner married Emila Pal in
Czechoslovakia and emigrated to Canada in 19__ (without Emilia) where he worked
in British Columbia as a lumberjack, while saving money to eventually bring
Emilia to Canada. Emilia finally arrived in 19__, at which time Julius and
Emilia settled in Toronto, Ontario.
Stanley and Mary's son Edward Ognoski met Julius
and Emilia's daughter Marina Kirschner in Toronto in 19__ (details from Granny
Edward and Marina spent their early years ......
In 1967, Canada celebrated it's centennial year
and in celebration Edward and Marina packed up not only their young children
(Olga, Denise and Daphne) but also their parents, and bought a hotel (the "White
House") in Barbados. Here the girls experienced the British
school system and started their time as avid equestrians. In 19__ the
Ognoski family sold the hotel and returned to Canada, at which time Edward went
to work in scientific sales, first with Corning Glass and later with Fischer
Scientific. (authors note: this is key to my
introduction into the family story).
.... and then the current years