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Date of Passing: Nov 10, 2023

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1939 - 2023

Peacefully on November 10, 2023, at the Selkirk Hospital, Stanley Chaye passed away at the age of 84, surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his daughters, Lori (Jeff) Hagman, Sherri Fawcett, son Randy Chaye, four grandchildren, Morgan (Travis) Chaye, Rachel (Rowan) Chaye, Jared (Jayde) Fawcett, and Taylor (Mitch) Fawcett. Stan is also survived by the anticipation of his first cherished great-grandchild, a precious soul yet to be born, who will undoubtedly inherit the legacy of love, wisdom and kindness that Stan so generously shared with this world. Additionally, he is remembered by his sister Helen Kuczek, sisters-in-law, Frances (Dennis) Danko, Verna and Conny Kancylarski, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Stan was predeceased by his beautiful wife Margaret; parents, Mike and Julia Chiye; sisters, Evelyn Bucar and Jean Marek; nephews, Duane Kolbuch, Kurt and Clint Danko and niece Judy Marek.

Stan grew up on the family farm in Brokenhead, cultivating a deep connection with the land from an early age. In 1961, he married the love of his life, Margaret, and together they built their family home in Lockport, where they raised their three children.

Music was an important part of Stan’s life, and he taught himself to play the drums at a young age. His passion for music led him on countless occasions, playing for many years. His stories were a testament to the joy and fulfillment he found in sharing his musical talents.

Coming from a farming family instilled in him a profound understanding of the value of hard work and perseverance, qualities that guided him into successfully opening his own businesses, C/C Power Transmission, and SMC Holdings. He often shared stories about customers that became his lifelong friends.

Above all else, Stan loved being with his family and friends. Known to pop in for a few minutes, always with a treat in hand, his love and generosity left a big mark on everyone he knew. As a father, he consistently supported his children to ensure that their dreams became a reality. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. Stan’s legacy will live on through the memories he created, the music he shared, and the endeavours he took.

Rest easy, dear Dad, we find comfort knowing that you have been reunited with Mom, dancing once more to the timeless melody of the old-time waltz. She was always on your mind and you spoke of her often. Your memory will forever dance in our hearts.

Pallbearers will be Jared Fawcett, Rachel Chaye, Taylor Fawcett, Travis Riege, Peter Baxter, Jeff Marek and honorary pallbearers Morgan Chaye, Rowan Parent and Jayde Wickett.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church in Selkirk, Manitoba. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed with the link available at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk

in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 18, 2023, Nov 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Our condolences to the Chaye family on the loss of your father. - Posted by: Brenda & Eldon Eagle (Cousin ) on: Nov 21, 2023

  • Very much a good man and schoolchum and family friend - Posted by: Sorry to hear about Stan my school friend and family friend rest in peace and God (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2023

  • Stan really had a heart of gold. He always enjoyed being with people and didn’t hesitate to give a helping hand if he knew you or not. Music was always in the air when Stan was around. He would either be tapping on a surface, humming a tune, starts singing and then stops or jingling coins in his pocket (probably trying to make music with them ) . We are so blessed that he left us with so many cherished memories and he will surely be missed . R.I.P. dear brother-in-law and uncle , Dennis, Fran, Sherri & JoJ - Posted by: Danko family (Family) on: Nov 18, 2023

  • So deeply saddened to hear of Stan’s passing! I remember the good old days when Stan and Margret Ivy and Joe used to come to the farm in Dallas. The day was always filled with such laughter it would bring you to tears! Condolences to the family, he will be greatly missed! Pat Sawyer (Cousin) - Posted by: Pat Sawyer (Cousin) on: Nov 18, 2023

  • A wonderful man full of sunshine, warmth and laughter. Always smiling and never short on stories. You will be deeply missed by all. My condolences to the family and unfortunately and sadly I will not be able to attend the funeral. - Posted by: June Hlady (Cousin) on: Nov 18, 2023

  • Sorry to hear of Stan's passing. He will be fondly remembered for his music, hearty smile and great zest for life. Rest in peace, Stan. - Posted by: Alison/Jim Steele (Old friends) on: Nov 18, 2023

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