Posted on December 23, 2008 by suetv
Subject: Draft Schedule Vi Hilbert services
Please pass this on to everyone so we can get word out to as many as possible.
Tentative schedule for Vi Hilbert funeral arrangements.
Friday, Dec.26, 2008
3:00pm: Arrive at Upper Skagit Gymnasium
Doby Tom family will sing Vi in
John Cayou, Jr Opening Prayer
Open Floor for sharing stories about Vi
6:00pm: Social hour
7:00pm: All Denominational Prayer service
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008
10:00am: Funeral Service Conducted by John Cayou, Jr. Shaker Minister
1:30pm: Family Giveaway
This is all tentative but the family wanted everyone to have an idea about the tentative schedule. The start times are set, this information wasn’t included in the obituary notice.
Information provided by:
Brian Cladoosby Chair Swinomish
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Posted on December 21, 2008 by suetv
We grieve the loss of dear Vi Hilbert; a true model of strength, gentleness, humility and grace. We remember her fondly as an Educator, Storyteller, Historian, Preserver of the Language and Culture, Honored Elder and friend. Vi will be greatly missed in all the Tribal Communities. We love and admire Vi, and that could never change. Our prayers go out for family and all our people during this time of loss.
Vi passed, on Friday, December 19, 2008. The Wake will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, and Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27. Both will be located at the Upper Skagit gym. More info at: http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/upper_skagit_tribe_elder_dies/ , and http://www.grandmothersproject.org/2005_home/Taqseblu.pdf
Prayers also for the family of Mary Hansen of Samish Nation who passed on Wednesday. These are difficult times of sorrow and loss for our communities. Please keep each other in prayers all through the winter – for safety and health and all needed provisions.
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