VANCOUVER — Bill Konyk, a legendary Vancouver businessman who fought a human rights battle to maintain his nickname Hunky Bill, has died. He was 88.
His youngest son, Mark Konyk, says his dad will be remembered as a man who opened the West Coast to good Ukrainian food, adding he was a pioneer in educating people in B.C. about how to eat and make perogies.
Konyk died of cancer on Tuesday evening surrounded by his family.
A statement from the Pacific National Exhibition announced “with incredible sadness” the death of one of its longest standing concessionaires.
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Source: National Newswatch