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November 26, 2018

Roman Andrew Brytan
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Roman Andrew Brytan, born in Edmonton, AB, on December 4, 1959, passed away on November 26, 2018, at the age of 58 years.
Roman leaves behind his loving wife, Suzanna Brytan (nee Sidlar); and his beloved children, Kassandra (25), Emma (13), Lelia (10), Kalyna (9) and Maksym (7). Also left to mourn his passing are his mother, Annie Brytan; sister, Sonia Iszcenko (Kevin); brother, Bohdan (Elenor); niece, Roxanna; and nephew, Xenon. Roman was predeceased by his older sister, Olga; his father, Michael; and his nephew, Jordan Iszcenko.
From the time he was a little boy, Roman shared the gift of his voice, and his passion for his Ukrainian culture, with a quiet elegance and a style that was all his own. He will best be remembered as the voice of the Ukrainian community across Alberta, as he fulfilled his vocation with CKER Radio 1480-turned 101.7 World FM, from March 1982 until November 2017. Over these 35 years, Roman’s practice of his calling brought together all parts of the Ukrainian Canadian community, as he was regularly called upon to host and MC so many events – local, provincial, national and international. As a man of beautiful words, with a flawless polish to his stage presence, and yet a shy and selfless character in private, Roman devoted his life to his community and to his family. He always said that his children kept him young, and instilled in them a pride in their heritage, culture and traditions. All five baby Brytans are fiercely proud of the man they knew and loved, as Tato.
A broadcaster, song-writer, playwright, poet, lyricist, deejay, movie actor and event producer, Roman was the consummate showman, making sure that any event associated with his name was carried out with the utmost of professionalism and flare. Good was never good enough. His work was a credit to the Ukrainian community, elevating the efforts of its arts sector beyond its own expectations. His devotion to the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) was evidenced by the many years he spent as local, and later national, president. Roman was sought after as a keynote speaker on many subjects connected to media and community, and in his later years, he earned the respect of his peers, playing the role of mentor and “elder statesman” to younger generations who sought his counsel. Roman’s wit and easy humour, his appreciation for what he considered a “charmed life,” and his devotion to his family, will be sorely missed.
The family sincerely thanks all the staff at both the Sturgeon and Royal Alexandra Hospitals, and the numerous individuals who stepped forward to help when needed.
Prayer Service Tuesday, Dedscember 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church, 9003 - 153 Avenue.
Divine Liturgy Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church. Very Reverend Don Bodnar officiating with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a fund for Roman’s children, in the name of their mother, Suzanna Brytan.

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Prayer Service

When Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 7:00pm
Location
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church
Address
9003 - 153 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Service Information

When
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 10:00am
Officiating
Very Reverend Don Bodnar
Location
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church
Address
9003 - 153 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Interment Information

Location
St. Michael's Cemetery
Address
13819 - 82 Street
Edmonton, AB T5E 2V5