South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium

12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB


Gayle Lynn (Soon) Weigel

July 2, 1943January 11, 2020

Gayle passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the age of 76 years. Gayle is survived by her two daughters Arlette Watwood (Darcy) and Lisa Weigel and two cherished grandsons Mitchell and Ethan. She is also survived by her sister Sandra Lee. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Weigel. Gayle will forever be remembered as an amazing wife, mother, nana, sister, aunt and loyal friend.

Gayle had many interests and talents. Teaching ceramics, knitting, crocheting, sewing, crafting, cooking and baking…most of all baking the thousands of cookies and goodies that many have enjoyed over the years. At every bake sale, people would always ask “What did Gayle make?” Gayle’s grandsons were central in her life and she supported them in all their activities. She was a lifelong volunteer, from being a Brownie and Guide leader to volunteering with the Eastern Star and Shriners organization she was always willing to give her time and talents. Gayle was a positive force. She always had a smile for all, an encouraging word and a strength that was boundless. She touched many people in her life and made a lasting impression.

We would like to acknowledge the staff of Unit 72 of the Foothills Hospital for the exceptional care and kindness to Gayle and our family. We would also like to thank Dr. Libin for his tenacity, kindness and compassion.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Al Azhar Shrine Centre, (5225 101 Street NW, Calgary, AB), on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Al Azhar Shrine Transportation Fund, (5225 101 Street NW Calgary, AB T3L 1S4).


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Emilie Daigle

January 16, 2020

I met Gayle many years ago when she joined our Cedarbrae bridge club. She had a contagious laugh and we always had a good time together. She was truly a very welcoming hostess; nothing was ever too much work for her! She was a great person and I will miss her❤️ You have left us much too soon Gayle!
Fondly, Emilie

Julia & Scott Leard

January 15, 2020

Auntie Gayle you’re one special aunt who can’t be beat.
Your kindness and love will be cherished and can’t be overlooked.
You’ll always be number one to us.
Rest In Peace and know that we will never forget you.
We love you

Betty & John Nagy

January 15, 2020

Gayle was a very special lady. She was one of the most caring and compassionate women we had the honour of spending time with. Both Gayle and Joe gave back with their hearts and time to the many causes that crossed their paths. We shared many laughs. You will be missed Gayle. Our deepest condolences to her family.

Betty and John Nagy

Rose-marie Sloat

January 15, 2020

Auntie Gayle was the most positive, generous, kind, loving, genuine person I have ever known. Always present in my life, but really stepped it up when I needed her the most while my husband and family journeyed through cancer treatments in Calgary. She housed us, fed us, loved and supported us in her unconditional ways. Her life was full, but she always had her door open for more. She became my confident, my family support, my rock. I am so grateful for her love, her presence, her guidance and support for part of my journey of life. Thank you Auntie for touching my girls hearts too. My only regret is our time was too short, but believe we will have another time together. Outstanding, beautiful, gracious, elegant are a few more words to describe you, blessed are all those who were touched by your presence. Rest In Peace lovely lady.

Allen Szabon

January 14, 2020

Auntie Gayle is, was and always will be a very special person in my heart and life. She opened her home to me for nine months without question while my house was being built, and my family settled into Calgary. As well, as many know, she was always a favourite in our family.

She is a very kind, empathetic and generous person always thinking of others before herself.

Gayle, I miss you already, however, I know you are dancing with Uncle Joe among the clouds and you are happy. The world will certainly be a lesser place without our beloved Gayle and the plethora of baked goods.

RIP Gayle. Miss and love you.


Lee Clay

January 14, 2020

To Gayle's family, I extend my heartfelt condolence. I knew Gayle through Chinook #133, Order of the Eastern Star & Nile. Gayle always had a smile and was a willing worker. I so enjoyed her sense of humour.