Pincher Creek announces the sudden demise of City Councilor Wayne Elliott – Lethbridge |

The City of Pincher Creek is mourning the loss of Count. Wayne Elliott, who was serving his fifth term as an elected official.

According to a notice posted on the town’s website on Monday, Elliot died suddenly on July 9 while camping with family in Saskatchewan.

Mayor Don Anderberg shared a five-minute video message on Facebook Tuesday morning, expressing his condolences to the family and sharing stories of Elliot’s impact on the community.

Elliot was known for his love of hockey, community events and positive attitude.

In the video, Anderberg said, “Wayne was a proud family man, often sharing about his family and grandchildren at the council table.”

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“Wayne’s family wants me to share their thanks for all the support that Pincher Creek has offered Wayne over the years. They are very grateful.”

Elliot is the second councilor to have died in recent years. Count Susan O’Rourke Died of COVID-19 complications on December 18, 2020.

A moment’s silence will be observed at the council meeting to be held on June 25 in memory of Elliot.

Mayer concluded, “I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Councilor Wayne Elliott for so many years and to call him my friend.”

The city is asking the public to respect the privacy of the family at this time.

—With files from Emily Olsen

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