Mike Kostyk left his home in Bukovina, Austria, for Canada in 1901 at the age of 20. After 14 years in Ontario, he settled in Winnipegosis in 1915. A cobbler by trade, he established a shoe repair shop. Mr. Kostyk moved twice before settling into his second location, where he took great pride in his work. He repaired shoes, harnesses, and other general leather goods. Mike also spent many hours repairing bicycles. Mike and his wife Mary Smith raised a family of seven children. He continued working well into his 90’s and passed away on December 1, 1983, at age 102.