Wayne C. Stephen Chizawsky


Your wings were ready but our hearts were not… on January 21, 2021 Wayne C. Stephen Chizawsky passed away, in the comfort of his Edmonton home, in the arms of his eldest daughter – Lesa. In his fast and furious battle with cancer, Wayne spent the last few weeks of his life surrounded by his 2 daughters (Kim Sellick & Lesa Fee), his son-in-laws (Wesley Sellick & Stephen Fee) and his 4 beloved grandchildren (Ty & Trinity Ehlers and Chase & Lexie Fee).

Wayne was lovingly known to many as “Cheezie” and could always be counted on to make time to lend a helping hand or a listening ear – usually over a beer – for any of his friends or family. He will forever be remembered for his ability to deliver one-liners that would leave you chuckling for days, even years. A favourite to many would be “Who’s the best looking guy in this place; and why am I?”

Wayne had a long and rewarding career as a top salesman for Facelle Royale and various petfood companies. His good looks and charming personality served him well and he enjoyed the social aspect of his career. After his retirement he worked at odd jobs to keep busy through the winters but you would be more likely to find him hanging with his best buds at Richard’s Pub or spending his summers at one of his favorite lakes.

Fishing was always a passion for Wayne and through the years it became a favourite hobby of the entire family. Everyone fought for time on the ‘Misty River’ fishing for walleye with Dad/Pappa. Often there was a two-bit bet and someone’s reputation on the line!

Summer nights spent around the campfire will always be a fond memory – if you were one of the lucky few, you were able to listen to his favourite stories of his carnie days which may have even included a quick “hot dog song” complete with dance.

In addition to his daughters, their families and many amazing friends, Wayne will be lovingly missed by his brother Reg (Lynn) Chase of White Rock and sister Kim (Joe) Chizawsky of Kamloops. He is pre-deceased by his mother (Cecilia), father (Stephen), brother – Leonard Chase, sister – Judy Chizawsky.

A celebration of Wayne’s life will be arranged later in 2021 when COVID restrictions have been eased and we can gather friends and family together to remember our amazing Dad.

Don’t worry Daddy-O we will keep the Misty River afloat and the fishing tradition going – we all know the secret to catching the biggest fish: celery sticks and sparkly hooks. We love you – now & forever.

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13 Condolences

Troy & Laurie Arneson

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Wayne was a great friend. We had great conversations and a lot of laughs. I will miss the rodeos and pumpkin fest outings. Many summers were spent at the lake fishing and boating with occasional sips of a Molson canadian. You will be missed my friend. Rest in peace bud.

Herb and Sonia Schuler.

So very true. Wayne was always fun camping, rodeos, family gatherings. Our deepest condolences. May all the wonderful memories help you in this sad time.

Herb and Sonia Schuler.

Our deepest condolences on your loss. Wayne was always great to be with camping, rodeos, and family gatherings. May all the wonderful memories help you in the coming days.

Herb and Sonia Schuler.

So very true. Many happy memories of Wayne, camping trips, rodeos, family gatherings. We will miss him. Our deepest condolences to his family. May all the warm memories help through your difficult times.

Terry Creusot

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad & Pappa. Keep those wonderful memories in your hearts to cherish for a lifetime…Hugs Terry & James

Caroline Green

My dear cousin Wayne, you always saw the humour in the mundane with your cheeky smile but could always be counted on to be quite serious when the situation required. Remembering you fondly and sending love to Lesa, Kim and families.

Joyce Lynds

My heart goes out to you and your families. I was a roommate for just over a year and have many fond memories of house parties and camaraderie. I can’t wait to dance on his grave in a celebration of his life with auntie Kim.

Toddy and Ian Dallow

Loved Cheesie so much kind sole!
Did a road trip in Lethbridge to rescue me in a snow storm! You n my 100 plus weight loss journey he was on of my biggest fans! He always made me fell loved when I got to share space & laughs with him! My husband Ian is so sad for the loss of his friend too xox always in our hearts ??

Allan Chase

Every time I think of you Uncle Wayne, you make me smile. I hope heaven is full of cold beer and candied salmon! All the best to the family, I look forward to seeing everyone ??

Martin Green

Remembering Wayne. So quick witted, warm, and the person you would want to sit down and have a chat with. Many memories flooded back when I heard of his passing. Love and best wishes to Lesa, Kim and friends and family.

Lyndelle Green

Will miss you Uncle Wayne! So many fun times – sending much much love to Lesa, Kim and families xxx