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CHEYNE, Gordon

CHEYNE, Gordon

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Gordon Cheyne on January 13, 2018 at the age of 87. He was born in Deloraine MB on March 9, 1930. Gord was predeceased by his wife Alice in 2010, his son Troy in 2008 and his brothers Jim and Norman. He is survived by his loving partner of 6 years Phyllis Shkrabuik. His children: Fran Stecyk and her children Kevin, Angela (Jesse) Doyle his great grandchildren Emily & Isaac Doyle all of Vernon; Sandy (Orrin) Stephen and their children Douglas, Kathleen & Michelle of Calgary; David Cheyne and his children Kirsten & Jeremy of Abbotsford; his daughter-in-law Faith (AJ) Evenson and children Alanna, Jordan, Carlin & Asher of Calgary; his former son-in-law Jim Stecyk of Kelowna and former daughter-in-law Laura Cheyne of Abbotsford. He is further survived by Phyllis’ family and his brothers Floyd (Elsie) Cheyne and Ken Cheyne of Melita MB. He was a member of the BC Old Time Fiddlers and Rutland United Church. Gord was the oldest of 5 boys and grew up on the family farm in Waskada, MB. He left home at an early age to work as a farm hand, later moving to Red Deer and Pincher Creek to work on the oil rigs thus began a journey west. He then moved to Calgary where he started his career as an auto mechanic. In 1971 he relocated to Kelowna where he has been ever since. He retired in 1993 after a 34 year career as a heavy duty mechanic. Gord loved gardening, woodworking, fiddling, travelling, camping and fishing. To his 11 grandchildren he was the best pancake maker this world has known. The family would like to thank Dr Beck and the nurses in ICU for their amazing care.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 1:30 pm, Rutland United Church, 1370 Rutland Rd North, Kelowna BC. In lieu of flowers please make donations to a charity of your choice or Rutland United Church in memory of Gordon. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, 250-765-3147.


Condolence Messages
  • Feb 01, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Gordon' passing. I'll miss him. He was very good to me. I met Gord way back In the early nineties
    in Kamloops when he competed in contests.
    R.I.P. Gord.
    Stan Ryder
  • Jan 20, 2018
    Had the pleasure of working with Gord for a short time at Orchard Ford. He was a genuine guy. Mike.
  • Jan 19, 2018
    My sympathy to the Cheyne family and Phyllis. the must has stopped but the melody will linger on. The fiddling community of Kelowna has lost a hero and friend. My husband and I played with Gord at many nursing homes when we lived in Kelowna. Rest in Peace Gord. Irene Donison, Ponoka AB
  • Jan 19, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Gords passing Phylliss, he was a VERY, VERY kind gentleman and he will be missed.
    The Purdom family
  • Jan 18, 2018
    Gord was a truly good person. He enriched the lives of all who knew him. My mother, Phyllis, was blessed when Gord entered her, and our, lives. He will be missed.
    Carol
  • Jan 18, 2018
    Gordon will be truly missed as a dear friend. Whenever anything was needed to be done you could count on Gordon to give you a hand. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis and all the family.
    Love Garry and Linda Groff
  • Jan 17, 2018
    Dear Phyllis I'm so sorry that Gord is gone, he was just a jewel of a man that always had time for a kind word and I like the funny stores he told. He always had a kind word and a pat on the head for Max and Lily. He will be missed for sure.
  • Jan 17, 2018
    So sorry to hear the bad news. We were neighbours for years and our family and his family were very close. It is with a heavy heart to have to say good bye to Gord. And our sincerest sympathy to his loving family and his partner Phyllis. May God give you all the strength to get through this..RIP Gordon.
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