Jam Session Jan 3, Puyallup Canoe Family Hosts

Jam Session on January 3, 3PM hosted by Puyallup Canoe Family. Location of event: Youth Center on Leeve Road. Address: 5625 52nd St E, Puyallup, WA 98371, Phone # (253) 445-6000

Follow River Road till you come to the bridge. Turn to go to Chief Leschi School. Go LEFT instead of right. Cross the bridge and turn LEFT again. Follow Leeve Road to the Youth Center. It’s the bright Yellow building.

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Vi Hilbert services Dec. 26-27, 2008

Subject: Draft Schedule Vi Hilbert services

To All,


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

5:00pm: Dinner

6:00pm: Social hour

7:00pm: All Denominational Prayer service

9:00pm: End 

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008

10:00am: Funeral Service Conducted by John Cayou, Jr. Shaker Minister

12:00pm: Lunch

 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

Losses in Upper Skagit and Samish

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.