Doris Marguerite Daschuk

Doris Marguerite Daschuk

January 14, 1938 – October 16, 2013

Haida Name – T’aaguu Hlgaawandyad

Balanced with a Copper Shield

Doris “Dootna” Marguerite Daschuk

Kaadaas Gaah K’iiguwaay

Wolf & Raven Clan of Tanu

Mom was born in her mother’s home in Skidegate on a warm winter day, Friday, January 14, 1938 and passed away peacefully in her home surrounded with the love of her family and friends, on a clear, cool, calm evening of October 16, 2013.

Doris was pre-deceased by her husband Edward Daschuk. Her parents; Walter and Hazel Stevens, brothers; Horace, Philip, Paddy and Billy Stevens.

Mom is survived by her sons, Brent, Gary (Anna) and Johnny (Myrna) Daschuk and daughters, Cindy (Doug) Blake and Diane Daschuk. Sisters, Thelma Shannon, Bertha (Ted) Bruce, brothers, J.D. and Wilfred {Donk} (Babs) Stevens and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Grandchildren; Kristy Daschuk, Jeremy Blake,

Selena Blake and Jacob Brooks. Godchildren: Lori Nyce and Nicole Wilson. She will be missed dearly by all her family and friends and will be remembered with smile’s and laughter.

Memories from the grandchildren:

Kristy Daschuk ( via video while Nani was at home)

Hi Nani, Just wanted to send a message to tell you how much I love you. Auntie and dad have been updating me on what is going on in Haida Gwaii. And I hear your being really strong and keeping a happy face on and I wish I was there to hug you and kiss you and tell you how much I Love You, and how much you mean to me and all the memories I have of you and us and going up to Haida Gwaii and spending all our Christmas and summer holidays together. I’m really going to miss you. I Love You so much and be strong, hang on as long you can and just be really happy about all the people around you right now. I Love You so much Nani, goodbye.

Jeremy Blake

And just like that the most, beautiful, inspirational, amazing most humour filled person in my life passed away right in front of my eyes. She was the one who kept me going and made me strive for the better; she would comfort me at the worst of times and be there for the best. I’m glad the suffering is over, it was extremely hard to see you laying there helpless. You’re in a better place, and I will see you sometime in the future, you’re forever in my heart Nani (Doris Marguerite Daschuk).

Selena Blake

Thank you for the beautiful memories, laughs, and love. I will always be thinking about you, your smile, sense of humour, laugh, just every single little detail. My favourite woman in the whole world passed away tonight and she will ALWAYS be in my heart. I love and miss you so much Nani, you’re in a better place now.

Service was held at the Skidegate United Church Monday October 21, 2013

Letter from Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me,

and I am not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eye’s

filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry,

The way you did today,

while thinking of the many things

we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me,

As much as I love you,

and each time you think of me,

I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,

don’t think we’re far apart,

for every time you think of me,

I’m right there in your heart.


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