One of Sudbury's most prominent leaders died Friday evening.
Volodymyr Â?WalterÂ? Halchuk was born in Karlsruhe, Germany 57 years ago.
He achieved the rank of lieutenant at the Royal Military College and was a member of the Irish Regiment and Copper Cliff Scottish Highlanders.
He was also a graduate of Laurentian University.
In Sudbury riding, Halchuk was the campaign media chair for the Progressive Conservatives during the 2003 provincial election and has served on the party's board of directors.
He was a past member of the party's education policy advisory panel.
He also served as the Ukrainian Canadian Congress' Ontario Provincial Council president and Sudbury council chair.
He served as president and on the board of directors of the Ukranian National Federation.
Halchuk has served as president of the Sudbury Folk Arts Council, on the board of directors and as coordinator for the Sudbury Multicultural Association, and was the co-founder of the Sudbury branch of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP).
At the time of his death, Halchuk was vice-president of the Sudbury PC association and on the board of directors for the federal conservative party in Sudbury.
He was director of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, vice president of the Sudbury Ukrainian Cooperative Ltd. board of directors, a member of the Sudbury Irish Regiment's Old Guard and the Steward of the Sudbury Heritage Flag Park.
He was a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.
Halchuk was recently awarded the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce's Region Beautification Award (for Flag Park), the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association's Honourary Certificate of Appreciation and a National Recognition certificate from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.