Violet DUNCAN

DUNCAN, Violet – Born in Campbell River, BC September 3, 1925 passed away peacefully at Campbell River District Hospital on June 30, 2005. She was predeceased by her parents Chief John (1944) and Susan (1938) Quocksister, in-laws Tom and Sarah Duncan (1960) and her husband William (1982). She will be greatly missed by all seven children and their respective spouses, Jackie (Dolly), William (Yvonne) Laura, Donna, Pauline (Marek), Bobby and Audrey (Tweedy a.k.a. Albert). She will be even further missed by her 21 grandchildren — Kim, John, Tanya, Dena. Carrie, Craig, Karl, Colleen, Patricia, Laryssa, Aaron, Nicole, Darcy, Corinne, Jodi, Josh, Coral, Taylor (a.k.a. Buddy), Raymond, Jason and Jeremy, 9 great grandchildren — Jazmine, Olivia, Aiden, Alan, Kaila, Shivon, Payton, Alexander, Ava, as well as her many nieces, nephews, and friends. Predeceased by her siblings, Herman, May, Mabel, Lucy, Joe, John (a.k.a. Howe), Topsy (Delavina), Tom, and survived by her siblings Edna, George, Louis, and David.

She was married in Alert Bay, BC on November 9th, 1942. Then they moved to T’sadzis’nukwame (a.k.a. New Vancouver) and raised all seven children. She then worked in ABC Fishing Co. Cannery in Glendale Cove (Keogh) in the mid 1940’s and later became Chief cook on the seine boats London III, Getty, Ellen C (later become Cartanya). She retired from fishing in 1980. In the interim they moved to Campbell River in 1967 and she later moved on to the Wei Wai Kum reserve in 1992. She was a very active member of the Cultural Community. Memorial services were held at the Thunderbird Hall, Campbell River Reserve on July 5th at 1:00 pm. Viewing was held at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home from 10:00 am to 12 noon. Internment was held at the Spit Burial Ground and a celebration of life will was at the Thunderbird Hall. Thank you to all of you that shared your memories and stories. The family wishes to thank all those who provided food and extended their sympathies during this difficult time.