Helen Mary Rowena Everson (nee Frank)

Margaret Frank, Mary Everson and Mary Clifton at the Courtenay Museum’s grand opening in the Native Sons Hall, 1973. CDM 978.2.4

January 1, 1946 – July 13, 2023

We will miss friend, advisor and Board member Mary Everson who provided friendship, research background, advice and wisdom to the Courtenay and District Museum staff for over thirty five years. Mary generously shared her family and cultural history and context and we are grateful for her knowledge. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Wayne Everson (April 14, 1942-April 13, 2023)

As it reads in her obituary “A service was held Monday July 17, 2023 in Kumugwe, the Bighouse in K’omoks at 11am. It followed traditional Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw protocol. The downpour immediately before the service followed by immediate sunlight was a testament to how special Mary was to our people and the Comox Valley as a whole.”

At this time, we say, “We can’t thank you enough Mary Everson” and we extend our sincere condolences to Mary and Wayne Everson’s family.