first Lasqueti Days of the Dead celebration

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 2:00pm

There will be a Day of the Dead gathering at the Community Hall on Sunday, November 2.

Some material will be posted and displayed at the hall starting Saurday afternoon, but a large amount of material will be at the hall on Sunday, including lots of material written and collected by Pat Forbes.

Everybody is invited to come, and to bring photographs, mementos, etc. of their own beloved dead.

Some material will remain at the hall til Thursday or so, but some of it will only be there on Sunday.

There will be a brief ceremony of some sort at 2pm, but come earlier and stay later. Bring food, drink, and a coin or two towards hall rental. There will be opportunities to share stories and memories, and learn about our community beforeenow.

Everyone welcome. FMi or to add to or correct the list of Lasqueti dead, contact Peter J, and come to the hall.


?, ? (guy Tom W found in the woods)

?, Joseph

?, Lucky

Neil Anderson

Luella Appledorf (Turgeon)

Uncle Jimmy Armour

Robert Arne

Jack Arnold

Minn Arnold

Mr Babb.

Chris Bearchell

Charlie Bearcroft

Nellie Bearcroft

Joseph Beatty

Sarah Beatty

Terry Beck

Mary Bennett

Isabelle Bickford

Gordon Bisset

Louis Bourcier

Rosemary Brown

Annie Camp

Happy Camp

Trey Carey

Anthony Carter

Bert Carter

Ian Cole

John Collins

Bob Conn

Laura Conn

Albert Cook Jr.

Douglas Cook

Albert Cook

Bertha Cook

Fred Cook

Louise Cook

Manfred Cook

Vera Cook

Hattie Copley

Merien Copley

Mrs Corfield.

David ? Cowley

Dwayne Creekmore

Betty Darwin

Charlie Darwin

Ed Darwin

Mabel Darwin

Derrick De Mynn

Fred Diewert

Ray Diewert

Compton Domville

Archie Douglas

Beatrice Douglas

Chester Douglas

Dorene Douglas

Emma Douglas

George Douglas

George Douglas

George Douglas

George Douglas

Irene Douglas

Norman Douglas

Tess Douglas

Alan Farrell

Sharie Farrell

Jim Ferris

Francis Fisher

Henrietta Fisher

Judith Fisher

Mark Fisher

William Fisher

Kim Foikas

Agnes (Nana) Forbes

Cyril Forbes

Peter Forbes

Barbara Gale

Tom Gale

Al Gawn

Aurelle Gerrard

? Gillespie

Jean Gillespie

Jane Penny Gillespie

Charlie Graham

Larry Grebliunas

Ed Harper

Marge Harrison

Tom Harrison

Lory Haukedal

John Edward Hawkshaw

Cedric Hawkshaw

Jack Hiltz

Joan Hiltz

George Holland

Gerry Holland

Rand Holmes

Michael Humphries

Lance Johnson

Lucile Johnson

Cal Jones

Laurienne Jones

Robin Jones

Alex Kavadis

Hoss Kristinsson

Jack Kurtzhals

Mabel Kurtzhals

Pegge Kurtzhals

Rudolph Kurtzhals

Peter Kuyt

Alex Laing

Claire Laing

Ian Laing

Stuart Laing

Tom Laing

Paul Lambert

Velina Lambert

Gary Landsdown

John Lauks

Bill Lawson

Peggy Lawson

Scotty Lawson

Hans Lehmann

Dan Lenfesty

Margaret Lenfesty

Katherine Lewis

Ralph Lewis

Edith Livingstone

Evelyn Livingstone

Fred Livingstone

Harry Livingstone

Kate Livingstone

Phil Looney

Dale Lowry

Earl Lowry

Pat Lowry

Charlie Lundgren

Alfie Mann

Earl Mann

Isabelle/Isabella Marchand

Elda Mason

Laurie Mason

Jenny McAdam

Dennis McBride

Harold McCurdy

Betty McFeely

Tara McGibbon

Lorne McKelvey

Judith McMullen

Agnes Millicheap

T.A.(Archie) Millicheap

Tom Millicheap

Robert Moser

Bessie Nichols

Carl Nichols

Eric Nichols

Florrie Nichols

Karl Nordland

Jean Oben

Philip Oben

Roy Oben

Franke Oliver

Gordie Olson

Rosemary Olson

Al Palmer

Onslow Parry

Sally Parry

Henry Pearson

Ian Pearson

Paula Pearson

Margaret Pearson

Evadne Philips

Ray Purcell

Art Raines

Joseph Reid

Richard (Brother R)Resseger

Bill Richardson

Jessie Richardson

George Richarson,

Gordie Ridout

Ralph Roberts

Rita Roberts

Fernand Roussel

John Runnings

Art Ryan

Helen Ryan

Irene Ryan

Bruce Sampson

Karl Schumach

Rosa Schumach

Sam Scott

Minn Sjolseth-Carter

Bonnie Smith

Homer Stevens

Werner Szylek

John Tansey

Jack Thomas

India Trinley

Eva Tucker

Jan Vandendries

Cecil Varney

Nancy Varney

Salina Vincent

Gil Vossler

Lief Walin

Treant Wamer

Mabel Warnock

Beverly Ann Watkins

Richard Weipert

Albert Welsh

Klara Welsh

baby? Whyte

John Whyte

Ruth Whyte

Bruce Whyte

Jack Whyte

Mae Whyte

Rita Whyte

Annie Williams

Charles Williams

Della Williams

Ray Williams




The Unknown Lasqueti dead


In the 130 years or so during which non-indigenous, mostly European, people have lived on Lasqueti, well over 200 Lasqueti people have died.

This is six or seven generations, figuring 20 years per generation.

Indigenous North Americans, now known as First Nations because they were here first, lived on the coast, including on Lasqueti, for at least 3,000 years, and perhaps as many as 10,000 years. This is between 150 and 500 generations.

Please think briefly of the thousands of people, probably tens of thousands, who lived and died on Lasqueti before Europeans arrived.

One of the best ways of honouring them (or at least not dishonouring them) is to preserve (and avoid destroying) the traces of their lives that we live on and among.

The archaeological remains are nearly all that remains of their time here, since their culture and way of life was so thoroughly destroyed, mostly by the diseases that Europeans brought to North America.








"What is remembered lives."

Here’s a list of people who we know that have lived on Lasqueti and have really crossed over "to the other side"! Please add any names that you remember that aren’t here.

On Sunday at 2pm there will be a gathering at the hall to eat, drink and tell stories as a way of honouring these folks and our own personal "beloved dead". Bring pictures, mementos, snacks, laughter, tears etc.


Brian Zelley's picture

Other one time residents

It might be nice if we could remember the many folks that lived on Lasqueti Island, but passed away in places like Nanaimo
or the from Lasqueti that have been lost in WWI or WW II.
One of those that was a WW I casualty is my great uncle
John Phillips.

cemetery list

I appreciate whoever is keeping these records up to date. I have a couple of corrections for the Gillespie's listed here. The listing with a question mark is for my father Clifford Wilfred Gillespie known to all his business contacts and friends as Cliff. The two listings that you have for Jean Gillespie and Jane Penny Gillespie are for one person, my mother. Her birth certificate lists her as being registered as Jane Penny but she wanted a more in style name so she chose to be known as Jean to all her friends and business contacts.

David Samuel Nichols

On David Samuel Nichols death certificate, it shows that he is buried in the Lasqueti Island Community Cemetery. I haven't been able to visit the island, so I hace no idea if he has a stone. His son is Dolson "Carl" Nichols, wife Flossie and two children Eric and Bessie are also buried there.

Lasqueti Dead

It is possible to post an article about Lasqueti people, both passed and loved.

For instructions, see:

The current list of Lasqueti Dead (in-progress and wildly incompete) is here:

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