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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of UCU Honorary Director for Life, Michael Shipowick, at the age of 102.

Mr. Shipowick was a longtime director of So-Use Credit Union and an active member of the Ukrainian Canadian cooperative movement. He was appointed honorary director by the UCU Board in 2010 after the merger with So-Use Credit Union. A successful business person, Mr. Shipowick earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan and worked for Ontario Hydro and Stelco before starting his own company, Celcius Inc.

Mr. Shipowick leaves behind a legacy of distinguished service to both UCU and the greater Ukrainian Canadian community.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and Management Team, we extend our sincere condolences to Mr. Shipowick’s family.

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