CHEYNE, Alexander Davidson –
Peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital with his family by his side after a one year battle with Cancer, on October 5th 2023 in his 85th year. Beloved father of Leslie and son in law Darrell, cherished partner to Carolyn and treasured “Gramps” to his Bauer and Megan. Favourite brother to his three sisters Lynda (Bob), Jessie (late Andy) and pre-deceased by Barbara (late Andy). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
After learning to fly in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Al had a fulfilling 30 year career as a pilot for Air Canada where he retired as a Captain and often said he had “the best job in the world”. Al was an avid golfer and absolutely treasured his time golfing with his “Sunshine boys”. Years were spent at his beloved cottage in Penetanguishene and many happy memories were made there.
Al’s grandchildren were his pride and joy and he was their biggest fan in life. He loved watching their hockey, baseball and figure skating and was there for every Birthday, graduation, washer toss tournament and special event in their lives. Al was the “apple” of his daughter’s eye and was an incredible role model, parent and friend and will be missed immensely and remembered always. Al could often be heard telling his “piggy bank” theory where you have to "put something in the bank of life to get something out” and he sure lived by that theory. He also often said that he had an amazing 85 years, did everything he wanted and didn’t regret a thing.
The family would like to thank the Doctor’s, nurses, PSW’s and especially nurse practitioner “Molly” (Molls) from both the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Toronto Western Hospital for the incredible care and attention during his final three weeks. During the last year of fighting cancer he often said that he was so impressed with and thankful for everyone he dealt with whether it was during radiation, surgery, after care, physiotherapy or palliative care. Our family is forever grateful to everyone for their loving attention and positivity.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Shanty Bay Golf Club in Oro-Medonte on Sunday October 22nd 2023 from 230-5pm, where friends and family are welcome to come share stories and celebrate the amazing life of an incredible man.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Al are asked to consider The Hospital for Sick Kids.
Online condolences can be made at: https://www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/mr-alexander-al-davidson-cheyne/
October 22, 2023
Shanty Bay Golf Club - Oro-Medonte
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM