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Vlad Mykytyak

March 7, 1984 — November 16, 2023


In Loving Memory of Vlad Mykytyak


Vlad Mykytyak, born on March 7, 1984, in Ukraine, brought light and joy to the world from the moment he arrived. A brilliant mind, his curiosity knew no bounds, and his passion for knowledge and learning was evident from an early age.

Volodya, as he was fondly known, had an extraordinary talent for reading and an insatiable appetite for books. His love for literature and history led to numerous awards and recognitions in academic competitions.

He was a devoted family man and took on responsibilities beyond his years, even at a young age. Volodya cherished his parents, Bogdan and Natalia, with all his heart. Their bond was unbreakable, filled with love and admiration. Volodya's kindness and love for his sisters, Tanya and Vika, shone through in every aspect of his life.

Volodya's life in Canada was filled with strong friendships from Silverthorn Collegiate Institute and Caravetta Fruit Market. He proudly graduated from George Brown College in Toronto with three diplomas in French cuisine, catering management, and nutrition-gerontology, genuinely loving his work. His time at the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall was a source of joy, thanks to his excellent colleagues, whom he truly loved and greatly appreciated. Beyond his professional achievements, Volodya had a hidden world intertwined with his passion for Tolkien's works—a kingdom deserving of a book in itself.

Volodya's sense of style and impeccable taste in clothes made him stand out in any crowd. He had a charming sense of humor and a penchant for sarcasm that left everyone around him smiling.

In the summer, Volodya's spiritual journey began when he entered Toronto's St Michael's Cathedral, captivated by its Gothic beauty. He embraced Catholicism, attending confession and communion, and found inspiration in Brazilian monks heading to Santiago de Compostela. After meticulous preparation, he embarked on a 22-day pilgrimage from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, blessed by the Archbishop of Toronto. On November 10, 2023 he fell ill, succumbing to pneumonia and sepsis six days later. His fellow pilgrims and friends prayed for his eternal rest.

Volodya's impact on those who knew him was immeasurable. His love, kindness, and wisdom touched the hearts of many. He leaves behind a legacy of compassion, intellect, and a passion for life that will be remembered forever. May his soul rest in eternal peace.




Join us for a Graveside and Prayers Service on Fri. Jan. 26, 2024 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Park Lawn Cemetery

Section O Lot 2087C
2845 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M8X 1AG

Followed by a Celebration of Life on Fri Jan. 26, 2024 @ 4:00 PM
Old Mill Toronto Westminster Room
21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1G5

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Friday, January 26, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Park Lawn Cemetery, Mausoleum & Cremation Centre

2845 Bloor Street, West Toronto, ON M8X 1AG

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