It is with great sadness that the family of Terrance Winston Cheney announces his passing on Monday, April 19, 2021, at the age of 80, after being hospitalized with heart issues.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alvah Samuel Cheney and Grace Naomi (Smith) Cheney, his brothers Melvin Cheney and Jack Cheney, his sister Pearl Jessup, brother-in-law Robert Jessup, parents-in-law George and Earla Williamson, and sister-in-law Shirley Williamson.
He will forever be remembered by his wife Linda Lee Cheney, their sons Trent (Tracy) Cheney and Glen Cheney, grandson Creston Cheney, brother Gordon (Doris) Cheney, sister Gail (Leo) Cote, sisters-in-law, Suzanne (Jack) Prosser and Gay (Lyndon) Popovitch, brothers-in-law, George Williamson and Michael (Lynn) Williamson, as well as many dear nieces and nephews and close friends.
Terry was born on a farm near Leask, SK, attending Evergreen School until his family moved into Leask where he attended Leask High School. While in high school, he worked at Sprigg’s Meat Market on evenings and weekends. In 1961, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force working in weaponry. He took a leave in 1964 to attend Marcelin High School to upgrade his Grade 12 marks to University standards. Upon his release from the Air Force, he attended the University of Saskatchewan for one year.
He met Linda Williamson in 1967, and they were married in the summer of 1968. He studied accounting at the Saskatoon Business College. The couple’s first son, Trent, was born in 1971. They moved to Loon Lake in 1973 and back to Saskatoon 1974 after the birth of their second son, Glen, in March. Most of his career was spent in accounting with Nutrien (originally the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Cory Division).
He played and coached softball, enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved working on his model train set, and enjoyed carpentry. He was the president of the Vanscoy Community Recreation Board. He retired at the end of December, 2004, but continued to do the hobbies that he enjoyed the most.
He was a family man with a big heart and a sly smile and a witty sense of humour. He always took time for his wife and his kids and was always willing to lend a hand to friends and family.
He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
A celebration of his life will be arranged for later in the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan online at
https://alzheimer.ca/sk/en/about-us/alzheimer-society-saskatchewan or by mail at the address below:
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
301-2550 12th Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3X1
Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.