• Sunrise: April 3, 1936 Sunset: March 6, 2019

Late
Addie Mary Louise Kermeen
(nee Williams)
Ts'elts'elmát -t
Sunrise: April 3, 1936 Sunset: March 6, 2019
It is with great sadness we advise our dear elder Addie Mary Louise Kermeen (nee Williams) passed away peacefully surrounded by love of family at Lions Gate Hospital on March 6, 2019. Addie was born on April 3, 1936 to her parents David George Williams and Mary Louise (nee Jacobs) in a little reserve in Squamish known as Seaichem IR No. 16. She descends from the Billy /Jacob, George /Williams families. At a very young age Addie was a resident at what is known as the Coqualeetza Indian Hospital. It was a tuberculosis sanatorium on the territory of the Stó: lō peoples. This time in her life was very sad and she often shared stories of mistreatment and hardship but this is where she got to meet her Grandma and for this she was very grateful. Addie was a very loving mother as well as a foster parent. She spoke our language fluently and was instrumental in the development of our Skwxwú7meshulh Skexwts Skéxwkexw (The Squamish Dictionary Project). Ts'elts'elmát -t (Addie Kermeen) proudly served on the Tiná7 Ta na wa Nexwniwn ta a ímats (from Teachings for Your Grandchildren/ The Squamish Nation Elders Group). She loved the Squamish Nation Elders Group, attending community functions and events and going on outings with her son.
Addie is survived by and will be dearly missed by her
loving children Muriel, Brenda, Audrey, Janet, Arnold (Keeta); grandchildren Sarah, Melissa, Devon, Samantha, T'sile, Laura (James), Bryson, Emily, Carl; siblings Henry (Jackie), Chief Bill Williams, Darleen (Ray), Alexander, Mara (Roland); special sister Susie Lewis; special brothers Charles & Alan Natrall; uncles Alec Williams and Vern Dan; great grandchildren Riley, Mason, Cole, Kade, Julian, Ricki; and many loving relatives and dear friends.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday March 12, 2019 at Totem Hall Online condolences can be found at
www.dignitymemorial.com
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PostedMarch 14, 2019