April 22nd, 2024

Wednesday, April 3, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 3, 2024.

WEISS, Don WEISS Don Weiss of Fort McMurray, Alberta passed away on March 31, 2024 at the age of 90 years.
He is survived by Son Faron (Collette); brother Phil (Ardith); sisters Judy (Johnny) Pekcec and Gail Weiss; grandchildren Candace (Justin) Shackel and Dustin Weiss; great- grandchildren Emma Shackel, Arabella Shackel and Gracie Shackel; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Don was predeceased by his parents Manuel and Edith Mae; brother Ray; grandchild Megan Toma (Weiss).
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to the SIDS Foundation.

BROWN, Violet BROWN Violet Alice (Ully) Brown passed away suddenly on March 26, 2024 at the age of 94, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Born June 9, 1929 in Barrhill, Alberta in her family home. She grew up on the farm there at Barhill which is near Picture Butte, and then moved to Lethbridge with her parents and younger brother when she was a teenager. Violet was predeceased by her parents Chriss and Martha Ully, her husband Andrew (Buck) Brown, sisters Edith (Ully) Church, and Mable (Ully) Taylor, and brothers Chris Ully, Fred Ully and Roy Ully and their spouses. She is survived by her many nieces and nephews that were her token children, great nieces and nephews and even great great nieces and nephews that will miss her dearly. In her younger days, she worked as a stenographer and then found a home working at Astro Insurance in Lethbridge, where she loved the co-workers like family, she worked there into her 80’s as she just couldn’t retire fully until then. She and Buck loved to spend time camping in the mountains with family as well as spending time at their camping site at Duck Lake, Montana where they spent a lot of time fishing. Vi often had nieces and nephews join her on weekends at her house or camping. She loved spending time with her friends and family. Vi had an affinity for dogs, particularly little dogs and would take them everywhere with her. She loved travelling, particularly her yearly adventure to Vegas that lasted many years with her sister Mable and Mae’s family. She was known to go try her luck at the casino in town from time to time, even just a few weeks ago. Violet Brown will be greatly missed by all who knew her. There will be a small private graveside service for her at a future date, as per her wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local dog rescue and/or the SPCA.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
SILLITO, Phillip PHILLIP GRANT SILLITO 1967 – 2024 Phillip Grant Sillito passed away at his home in Raymond on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the age of 57 years.
He is survived by his sisters Patricia Streibel of White Rock, BC, Dorothy Hart of Taber, Alberta, Karen Ward of Mountain Home, Idaho, and brother Marvin Sillito of Calgary, Alberta.
Phil was pre-deceased by his parents Glen Sillito and Bernice Pitcher Sillito; brothers Don Sillito, Bryce Sillito, and Randy Sillito; and sister Terry Sillito.
Phillip was a valued SASH (Southern Alberta Society for the Handicapped) client and enjoyed his work experience at the Bottle Depot and his lawn mowing business. He will be missed by family, friends, and the place he held in the Raymond community.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Monday, April 8, 2024, at the KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 East 200 North, Raymond, Alberta, with. Bishop Richard Haynes, officiating.
Interment will follow at the Magrath Alberta Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
CONN, Gayle GAYLE CONN 1946 – 2024 It is with immense sadness that we share the passing of our dear wife, mama, grandma, sister, auntie, and friend. Gayle passed away peacefully on March 30, 2024 with her family by her side.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
KOIRALA, Oma KOIRALA OMA NATH KOIRALA, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, April 1, 2024 at the age of 93 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Prakash Timsina officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
TOKITSU, Kasey TOKITSU KASEY TOKITSU of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away on March 29, 2024, at the age of 94 years.
There will be no service as per Kasey’s wishes.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
FIRST CHARGER, James “Dennis” JAMES “DENNIS” FIRST CHARGER October 5, 1949 – March 23, 2024 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis First Charger, of the Blood Tribe, on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the age of 74 years.
A Wake Service will be held at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 – 5 Avenue, Fort Macleod, AB on Friday, April 5, 2024, from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.
A Funeral Service will be held at Eden’s Funeral Home, on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 11:00 AM.
Following the Funeral Service, Dennis will be laid to rest at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Tribe.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.edensfuneralhome.com
HEAVY SHIELDS-RUSSELL, Lena Dr. Lena Heavy Shields – Russell Ikkináínihki – Gentle Singer October 5, 1933 – March 29, 2024 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Dr. Lena Heavy Shields -Russell, of the Blood Tribe, while surrounded by family, on March 29, 2024, at the age of 90.
A Wake Service will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Gladstone Hall, Blood Tribe, from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Tribe, at 11:00 AM.
Following the Funeral Mass, Lena will be laid to rest at the Russell Family Plot – Iitsiksikkihkiniooyoo’pi.
Family and friends are welcome to a feast at Gladstone Hall, following the Graveside Service.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.edensfuneralhome.com
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