Edna Tremeer (nee Quocksister)
“La La Gwee Zsum Ga” Laichkwiltach – Awahoo Tribe
August 2, 1920 in Cape Mudge, B.C. ~ May 22, 2012
Edna was the last Matriarch of the Hereditary Chief John Kwaksistala family. Her life has ended on this earth and she went to be with the Creator. Edna was the third eldest of 14 children of Hereditary Chief John & Susan Kwaksistala, their name was later changed to Quocksister by the government. She also was the 2nd eldest living band member of the Awahoo Tribe of the Laichkwiltach Nation. She is survived by her daughters: Susan Paquette (her daughters Eileen Paquette & Michelle (Jon) Childs, Eileen’s son Sebastian, Eileen’s stepson Renal LaFleur, daughter Florence McCall (her daughter Darlene (Dale) Ward, her son Louis Flanders, Darlene’s son – Jeremy Flanders, Louis’s sons – James & Erik Flanders), daughter Gayle (Fred) Webb (her children Elizabeth (Chris) Oakley, Greg Webb, Elizabeth’s daughter Elora & her son Cayden), daughter Shirley Tremeer (Ed Pretula – his son Jay & his daughter Tara), daughter Hazel (Paul) Urchuk (Hazel’s daughter Sheri (Eddie) McVeigh & Hazel & Paul’s daughter Katrina), daughter Gail Tremeer (her children – Christopher Zimmer & Julie Walker, Julie’s daughter’s Jaida & Kaitlin & her son Aaron). She is also survived by her brother Hereditary Chief Captain George Quocksister, brother Louis Quocksister, brother David (Joanne) Quocksister, sister-in-law Francis Quocksister as well as numerous relatives. Edna was predeceased by her parents Hereditary Chief John & Susan Quocksister, brother Herman Quocksister, sister May Henderson, brother Harvey Quocksister, sister Lucy Price, brother Thomas Quocksister, sister Mabel Shade, sister Violet Duncan, sister Delavina Louie, brother John Quocksister & brother Joe Quocksister as well as her grandson Jason McCann & great grandson Jacob Flanders.
A special thank you to all the staff at Ironwood Place & all the staff on 2 North ward at the Campbell River District Hospital
An extra special thank you to her brother David Quocksister who was always there for her entire journey & to his wife Joanne Quocksister for taking such good care of her.
A viewing will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home, 502 South Dogwood St., Campbell River, B.C. A Celebration of Edna’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1 pm at the Thunderbird Hall, 1420 Weiwaikum Road, Campbell River, B.C. Refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Edna’s name to the B.C. Cancer society. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.suttonsfuneralhome.com.
Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home