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Born: Jun 30, 1945

Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2012

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ANTON (TONY ROMAN) ROMANYSHYN With hearts filled with sadness we announce Tony's passing on August 29, 2012 at the Seven Oaks Hospital. Tony was born in Fraserwood, MB on June 30, 1945. He was predeceased by his parents Anne and Fred, and brother-in-law Arnold Nyznik. He leaves his sister Zennie, brothers Walter (Miranda), David (Penney), and niece Ariana (Jon, Gina) to remember him. Tony will always be remembered for his musical talent as a gifted guitar player, singer and as a founding member of the D-Drifters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Diabetes or Cancer Research, Winnipeg Humane Society or a charity of choice. A sincere Thank You from the family to the Home Care team, Dr. Ross, Dr. Bzura, the nursing team from Seven Oaks Hospital and to friend Ken for their care and kindness shown to Tony and his family at this time. There will be a Celebration of his Life on Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m., at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. 204-586-8044

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 08, 2012

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • Miss you man...see you on the other side. - Posted by: Glenn Head (Workmate, Roommate, Bandmate....) on: Mar 04, 2018

  • Just found out about Tony's passing and am very saddened by this news. Have been a huge fan of the D-drifters 5 all of my life. My condolences. - Posted by: Fred Lichacz (fan) on: Sep 19, 2013

  • I just found out that Tony is gone on ahead. My condolences to the family. He used to make me laugh so hard when we hung out together. I hadn't seen him in over 35 years and was just only asking about him this morning when I found out. He will be missed by so many. I am proud to be among those who could call him a friend. - Posted by: Cheryl (Oldest of friends) on: Mar 14, 2013

  • Tony and the D Drifters are the reason I am still in the music business. They got me and my band {Bounty} into the Winnipeg music scene. Tony was a great guy and treated us all as friends. Deepest sympathy to his family. - Posted by: Garry Lichach (fellow musician) on: Sep 14, 2012

  • I'm truly saddened to hear of Tony's passing. He was not only an outstanding musician but an incredible character. My days of the D-Drifters goes back to the late 60s when Tony, Dave, Mike and Yogi were one of the hottest entertainment acts in Winnipeg. We'll miss this big guy. The music and memories will go on forever. God Bless. - Posted by: Willy Cole (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2012

  • I remember Tony and the rest of the fabulous D-drifters playing my wedding, and playing right till the end with Tony on stage singing up a storm. Tony used to pop around the house with things to fix, or just sometimes to say hi and share a coffee or a beer on a hot day. Always quick to help and quicker with a smile, I will miss him and his stories. - Posted by: Rob Galayda (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2012

  • So sad to hear of Tony's passing. He was a funny talented good natured guy that I knew for many years and was a good friend. Always had a great story. We shared a lot of laughs and some serious times too. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Wayne Naherniak "beets" (Friend) on: Sep 10, 2012

  • To all the family and the band, there are nothing but great memories of all the gigs I went to with you, the Perogy Party we held, and the building of maddock studio. My condolences. - Posted by: Alex Moskalewski (Friend. Past president of the Hi Neighbour Festival. ) on: Sep 10, 2012

  • You were like a friend, brother and father all rolled into one. I will miss your sense of humor and all the many years we spent together as roommates and friends. See you on the other side. God's speed. - Posted by: nadine lang (friend) on: Sep 09, 2012

  • 1990 - 2002 thereabouts I played in the D Roman Band and then D Drifters with Tony. Tony had a special rapport with every audience. Him and Yodi were an un beatable front show. My name for him was Babba-Rocka. We were roomies on the road as well. We always enjoyed the processed meats, lil shotsky and nice nice after the gig. Lots of great music, fun times and Dauphin so many times. See you at the Big Ukrainian Wedding In the Sky, Baba-Rocka! - Posted by: Eddie Birkett (Band Mate) on: Sep 09, 2012

  • tony was a wonderful man with a big heart and great senese of humor. ther many nights in his back yard with his guitar in front of the fireplace we built together' keep on truckin big guy love ron - Posted by: ron holden (friend) on: Sep 08, 2012


  • It is with great sadness to read of Tony's passing..the D-Drifters toured with Rusalka Dance Ensemble in'72 to Scotland and I will always remember Tony frying up his eggs and bacon in the mornings at the dorm-Univ. of Aberdeen..Tony was fun to be with and a very accomplished musician...Vichnaya Pamyiat - Posted by: Myron Tarasiuk (friend ) on: Sep 08, 2012

  • Tony had a generous affection in our relationship that leaves me missing him after all this time. My memories of him are fun, happy and a little bit crazy. He had a respect and caring that had him trying to teach me to play an instrument in the early hours of the morning in some hotel room for no other reason than to build my confidence. Tony was all heart and soul. He was a star. Harry. - Posted by: Harry Lutz (Worked for the D-Drifters in the early seventies) on: Sep 08, 2012

  • a wonderful time dancing to the sounds of the D-Drifters , and what a hair do , wonder man , terrific guitar music they were an awesome group . thanks for the fond memories Tony and may the trip to the otherside be a safe journey. - Posted by: Kenneth (dancing friend) on: Sep 08, 2012

  • My Deepest Sympathy to the Family, I enjoyed chatting with Tony when he lived at the Winakwa Road apartment. I was his mailman for a while in the 1980's. We talked about the Teulon and Frazerwood area,as I told him about the Steinbach area. Like many others was witness to the Greatest Ukrainian Band that Tony was a part of. Dave Yogi(Mike) Mike and others of the band Thank You! We are sad for this passing of a extremly gifted guitarest. - Posted by: Ed. Trylinski (aquiantance) on: Sep 08, 2012

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