RJ Tomkins Page
Welcome to this site.
This site is a tribute to my friend (Robert J. Tomkins) and host of the
Ukrainian Hour which ran on radio CFCW for many, many years.
Robert passed on in December of 2007. Here you will hear clips of
Robert on the program announcing the songs to be played. I do
have many years of Roberts program and am able to provide you
with many clips. He called his program the Zabava Program, which
is still aired on CFCW Sunday night for two hours from 6 - 8 in the
evening.
ROBERT J. TOMKINS
ROBERT J. TOMKINS (PESTAWKA)
April 15, 1943 December 07, 2007 Born in Winnipeg, MB.
The family of Robert J. Tomkins wish to express their heartfelt appreciation for the
kind support on the loss of their Brother and Father. Robert is survived by his wife
Maryke, of Edmonton, sister Joan Rankin and brother James Pestawka, both of
Killarny, MB. He is also survived by two daughters and their families, Debbie (Gord)
Amanda and Scott Kuz, and Kathy (Dennis) Dawn and Matthew Hagen, all of
Winnipeg, MB and two sons, Robbie and Derek Tomkins of Dauphin, MB. Robert's
career began in radio in 1970 with the Ukrainian Program on CKDM in Dauphin, MB,
then on to Vernon, BC at 1050 CKAL. He finally made his home in Edmonton, AB in
1981 at 790 CFCW with the Zabava Program. He also had the Zabava Program on
810 CKJS in Winnipeg beginning in 1999. Robert's life was his Zabava Program and
to bring music, laughter and joy into our homes. In 1995 Robert and Patricia started
R.J.'s Tours Ltd in partnership and some of Robert's favorite tours were to the
Ukraine.

Rest in Peace with all your departed music friends.