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Biography of Paul Myshak - O/D (Ordinary Seaman)

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Paul Myshak - Ordinary Seaman
Paul Myshak was born on October 19, 1923 in Maugham, Alberta. He enlisted in the navy in April 1943 and was discharged November 1945. After his discharge he went to work for the provincial government for three years and left three years later for health reasons. He was hired by a wholesale firm in Edmonton where he stayed for fourteen years. In 1961, on a visit to a cousin in Vermilion, Alta. Paul bought some land and went into full time farming. Paul married Wilma Niven (a nurse) in 1967 in Edmonton. They have a daughter, Wendy 23, and a son Stephen, 18. In 1971, neighbours, two brothers, and he, formed a grain company. They expanded to pure bred cattle and real estate. All assets in 1981 had a gross value of $12 million but poor crops, low grain prices put the firm in a precarious position and the bank put them out of business in 1986. Paul was fortunate to retain his original land which he had purchased through VLA -- six quarter sections --880 cultivated acres. He now farms this acreage with the help of a hired man. He owns a half interest in a cottage at a lake south of Edmonton, where he spends his time during the summer months. His son likes downhill skiing and they make quite a few trips to Banff and Jasper.


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