Mae Monica NELSON

Mae Monica Nelson

February 18, 1931 to February 17, 2014

Mae was Tahltan, born in Telegraph Creek, BC on February, 18, 1931. She married Leslie James Nelson, Dzawada’enuxw, on December 1, 1952, who left us 30 years ago February 19, 1984. Mom was called to join our dad.

Mom met dad in Alert Bay. After they met and married, they lived in Guilford Island for a short time and then returned to live in Alert Bay for a number of years. They moved here in the early ‘50’s, making Campbell River their home. Mom and Dad had eight children.

Predeceased by children, Kathy, Robin and Michelle; survived by Marie and Calvin, Andy and Betsy, Steve, Keith and Roseanne, and Beverly and Andy, all of whom gave Mom and Dad 21 grandchildren and 24 (and counting) great-grandchildren.

Our family extends a huge Gilakas’la to Thunderbird Recreation, Musgamakw Dzawada’enux Tribal Council, Dzawada’enuxw First Nation and all the helping hands who are assisting us in saying our farewells. With special thanks to the amazing caregivers at New Horizons who really cared for mom and always went above and beyond.

Memorial to be celebrated 1 p.m., Saturday, February. 22, 2014 at the Quinsam Hall, 2005 Eagle Drive, Campbell River, BC.

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