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Date of Passing: Jun 27, 2021

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It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roman Iwan Korbutiak, with his wife Irka by his side, on June 27, 2021, at the St. Boniface Hospital. Following a courageous battle with cancer, Roman has now drawn deeper into the heart of God.
Roman was a kind and gentle soul who never missed an opportunity to help his family, friends, or community, no matter how big or small the ask. He had a thoughtful, unassuming nature, with an innate ability to bring calm to those around him. He loved being outdoors, spending much of his summers at the cottage where he felt relaxed and peaceful.
Our heartfelt thanks to St. Boniface Palliative Care team for their compassionate care and support.
A prayer service will take place at Korban Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. and will be live streamed via Facebook livestream on Korban Funeral Chapel website:

Due to Covid 19 restrictions viewing will be limited to groups of 10 on a rotational basis. Anyone attending is asked to remain in their vehicles until invited to enter.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions a private funeral service for Roman will take place at Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Cathedral on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and will be live streamed on the church's website:
This obituary can also be viewed on Korban Funeral Chapel website.


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 29, 2021

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Hi Irka, My sincere condolences to you and your family. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. Roman was a great guy, always had a smile on his face and very supportive. May his memory be eternal. Вічная пам’ять! - Posted by: Linda Hunter (Friend) on: Jul 06, 2021

  • I was extremely fortunate to have gone to school with Roman in the North End and work with him at Manitoba Lotteries. A friendly bear Roman always thought before he spoke. His wit, honesty and care for his friends was deep. He always looked you in the eye and let you know he cared. He was an old soul who left us too early. Thank you for being part of my life. You made it better. Bobby - Posted by: Bob Knoll (Friend ) on: Jul 04, 2021

  • I was saddened to hear of Roman's passing. I have fond memories of him from Tyrsa Choir. He loved a good laugh and made people feel good about themselves. I recall he liked to be involved in community as well. Irka and family I send my deepest condolences from across the seas to you and your family. May Roman rest in peace. Вічна йому пам’ять! - Posted by: Joanne Sarakula (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2021

  • Our Deepest Condolences to you Irka and your family. So sorry to hear about the loss of Roman. When the person you are closest to and love is gone, hold on to their memories and know that they are always with you. His memory will be in your heart forever. Вічная пам’ять! 🌹 - Posted by: Taras and Sally Jaworsky (Friend ) on: Jul 02, 2021

  • Dear Irka, our heartfelt sorrow goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories of your times together. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. - Posted by: BRIAN & NADIA ZUBACH (childhood friends ) on: Jun 30, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Roman’s passing. I worked with him at Dominion Tanners, going back quite a few years. He was conscientious, but remember his sense of humour. Rest In Peace, Roman - Posted by: Ruby Fischer (Co worker) on: Jun 30, 2021

  • I am sorry, very sorry for your loss. I did not know Roman for a long time but in that very short time, he showed what a great person he was to everyone he met. He always had a smile and a laugh to share and ask how you were. He made the start of your day a better day. He was a good man and he will be missed. - Posted by: Lesley McCombs (Co Worker) on: Jun 30, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy to the family! I will always remember Roman’s kindness and quick smile! He always stood out amongst others, and his involvement in Plast will always hold a special memory for me! Rest In Peace with God now! - Posted by: Marusia Leskiw (Childhood friend) on: Jun 30, 2021

  • Irka, Andrijko & Ulyana, Alexander & Katie & Family…We are so saddened by your loss and feel your heartache. May fond memories of your loving husband and father give you comfort! Roman was such a caring gentleman and had a great zest for life. We will always remember him in his humorous role as co-host with John for Holy Family’s Ladies Night Fundraiser! We ask God to remember you all during this difficult time and to grant Roman eternal life in His Heavenly Home. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Roman’s memory be eternal. Вічна йому пам’ять! With our sincerest sympathy, love and prayers, Sylvia Todaschuk, Rosemarie & John, Charlene & Andrij, Peter & Tatiana - Posted by: Sylvia Todaschuk, Rosemarie & John, Charlene & Andrij, Peter & Tatiana (Friends) on: Jun 30, 2021

  • Heartfelt sympathy to you Irka and the family. Нехай Роман з Богом спочиває 🙏🏼вічна я пам’ять - Posted by: Dennis & Oksanna Clinton (Friend) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • I was privileged to work with Roman at Manitoba Lotteries from his first day until I retired in 2005. Roman was a true professional in all his approaches to the task at hand, always providing suggestions for improvements. He was kind and generous with his co-workers but a strong negotiator with vendors, sometimes coming across as stubborn but always the Professional. I enjoyed working with him and also met him occasionally outside work. He was always friendly with a good sense of humor. I will miss seeing him at Carpathia annual meetings. Roman will now rest peacefully with God and will be forever remembered. - Posted by: Ron Cramer (co worker and friend) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy my friend. My heart breaks for you. Roman was so supportive and kind. You will miss him. Love you ❤️ - Posted by: Carol Draper (Friend) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • Only worked with Roman for a brief period at Lotteries but was touched to hear of his passing. RIP Roman - Posted by: Bill Keith (Co-worker) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. May Roman rest peacefully and forever be remembered. Вічная пам’ять! Sandra and Wally Lytwyn - Posted by: Sandra Lytwyn (Friend ) on: Jun 29, 2021

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