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Brenda Wieland

Brenda Wieland

1952 ~ 2018

 

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Brenda Kay Wieland on May 2, 2018 at the age of 66, in Lethbridge. Beloved wife of the late Brian Wieland, she is survived by her loving daughters Sherry Wieland (Doug Kemsley), Melanie (Kevin) Winters, and Kimberly (Steven) Wise as well as precious grandchildren Mason, Jada and Ashton Winters. She is also survived by brothers Russell Silsbe (Judie), Lynn Silsbe (Sharon), Larry Silsbe (Gloria) and Barty Silsbe, brother in-law Les Wieland (Laurie), sisters-in-law Gloria Wieland and Debbie (Brent) Dustin, numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives. 

Besides her husband, Brenda is also predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Martha Silsbe, sister Sharon Silsbe, in-laws Martin and Helen Wieland, brother-in-law Edward Wieland; sister-in-law Iris SIlsbe; and numerous aunts and uncles. 

Brenda was born in Lethbridge and grew up in the Barhill area with four brothers and one sister who passed away when Brenda was six years old. Growing up with four brothers, she learned how to be tough and resilient at an early age. She loved time spent with her mother cooking, baking, canning, gardening and helping out with the many jobs that needed to be done on the farm. She also enjoyed time outdoors riding her bike and swimming in the canals with her dad and brothers always nearby.  

Brenda married her high school sweetheart Brian in 1970 and started a family, with Sherry arriving in 1970, the first grandchild born on both sides of the family. At 18, Brian and Brenda were young parents and often said they all grew up together. Melanie was born in 1975 and Kim completed the family 15 months later in 1976. Brenda was a devoted mother who stayed at home to raise her daughters and was constantly on the road driving them to sporting activities, 4-H, church activities and anywhere else they needed to be, often being mistaken as their sister. She also helped out on the farm providing meals at harvest and maintaining her flower beds. When the girls were a bit older, Brenda worked in a variety of retail jobs, managed a video store and most recently worked in registries. 

Family was the most important thing in Brenda’s life including her cherished grandchildren. Though life handed her very difficult health issues she persevered through them with a strong will to live. She and Brian enjoyed visiting friends, going for drives, playing games, going on holidays and time spent with their grandchildren.  

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend James Grunden, officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Archmount Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, 119 14 St NW #200, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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