Posted: August 13th, 2021


1935 – 2021

We are saddened to announce the peaceful passing of CHISO CORAZZA, on Friday, August 6, 2021, with his wife and sons by his side.

Chiso came from Treviso, Fontanelle, Italy, to settle in Canada and finally Lethbridge with little more than a few dollars, a suitcase, and a dream. He built a legacy that can forever be seen in the countless construction accomplishments around town.

Chiso is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Luba; his sons Kim (Leslie) and Dino (Kaela) and daughter Rita; and grandchildren: Ashely (Jessie), Travis, Tyler, Abbie, and Frankie. He is also survived by extended family in Lethbridge, Saskatchewan, and Italy.

Thank you to Dr. Cunningham, Dr. Janzen, and especially Dr. Wong for their care, the 5B staff at the CRH for their kindness, Palliative Care team for their compassion, and Chiso’s many friends for their love and concern.

He was the “Boss” until the end.

Chiso often said he was a “S.O.B.” most of his life. Those that know him best also know he would be the first to help out those in need and was a big softie when it came to his “little one” Frankie.

There will be no formal funeral service at Chiso’s request. A memorial tribute and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, where stories and memories can be shared. Although according to Chiso, “people better not say nice things that I know aren’t true.”

In Chiso’s words, “Don’t send me flowers and waste money- instead light a candle and donate to a church.” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Parish (2405- 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4).


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