Feb 25, 2018
After a brave battle with cancer, our beloved dad, Barry Michael Roman passed away peacefully on February 25th 2018, surrounded by family at the age of 72. He leaves behind his children, Krista (Mark Durand), Kelly (Brett Serjeantson), Kevin (Cheryl Seiden), their mother, Colleen Ablett and 9 wonderful grandchildren: Paige, Quinn, Jacob, Julia, William, Emilee, Aidan, Benjamin and Joshua. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Rita Roman (Smith) and sister Marcia, he will be fondly remembered by his brother Greg (Nancy), sister Susan, brother-in-law Frank McCann, his nieces Brittany and Lindsay McCann, many cousins and lifelong friend, Michael Whelan. Professionally, Barry maintained positions of esteem with various companies where he successfully achieved numerous honours in sales over his career. Later in life, he attended Carleton University and worked providing support to those with mental health issues. Our Dad was a sports enthusiast with a deep passion for running. He successfully completed 23 marathons along with countless smaller distance events. Highlights include 5 New York City marathons and the Bare Buns fun run! Ultimately, his greatest love was for his family and despite many life challenges, he demonstrated that love in so many ways as much as possible. By God’s grace, he was blessed by an outpouring of love in his last days from friends and family and he will be missed greatly. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario with special mention to nurses Malayka and Donna on the 5th floor.