1929 – 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Edward James Cheyne announces his passing. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Jim passed peacefully in his sleep, in Taber, at the age of 92 years.
Jim was born in Edam, Saskatchewan to Elfrieda and Edward Cheyne, along with his eleven siblings Donald, Kathleen (Kay), Annie, Vivian, Violet (Bernice), Mary, Robert (Bob), John (Jack), Betty, Jeanie and Judith (Judy). After meeting the love of his life and wife of sixty five years, Lilly Pylypow, the couple made their home in Taber in 1960. In his younger years, Jim was an active member of the Taber community, as a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, as a scout leader and member of the United Church Men’s Club.
During his long trucking career with various oil companies, he hauled fuel to the local farming community. A one time farmer himself, he felt strongly that he was serving the most important people. Jim retired early to be a stay at home grandpa where he could be at home to help care for his grandchildren and working wife and where he could dabble in another passion of his like cooking.
Together with Lil, Jim was able to travel the world, seeing amazing sights in Scotland, Great Britain, Continental Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Hawaii, Mexico and the United States. Jim was passionate about sports, whether watching the Toronto Blue Jays and his beloved curling matches on television, or hitting the ice at the local curling rink himself. Jim bowled and downhill skied for many years and looked forward to seeing his family at annual Cheyne golf tournaments. An avid outdoorsman, he took advantage of every opportunity to be in nature to go camping, fishing, canoeing or hiking with his family. He spent many memorable summers at his favorite spot, his father’s original homestead at Turtle Lake, Saskatchewan.
Jim was always excited to go “home” to Saskatchewan during spring work and harvest time to help his brother-in-law Bob Pylypow and family. He was a dedicated family man who truly loved his family and showed this every day through his support, patience and kind heart. He leaves a legacy of kindness and love and amazing storytelling. He will forever remain in our hearts as a loving husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa.
Jim is survived by his wife Lil; daughters Donna Cheyne and Colleen Banning (husband-Michael), five grandchildren Amber Baines (husband-Tyler), Ryan Cheyne (wife-PJ), Jennie Sudo (husband-Mark), Lindsey Gehring (husband-Brien) and Matthew Marklinger; six great grandchildren Teagan, Connor, Nathan, Emma, Carter, and Olivia. Jim is also survived by two very large extended families, his Cheyne siblings and their families and his Pylypow siblings and their families.
Jim will be privately remembered by his family and friends.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jim Cheyne 1929 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Taber, Province: Alberta