“Koyale” Dean Williams Sr. passed away on February 25, 2014 at Chilliwack, BC at the age of 52 years. He was born on May 24, 1961. Dean lived and grew up in Chilliwack, BC. He was a leader in his community who inspired everyone around him to do their best. He served on the Skwah First Nation Council. Dean was actively involved in the education system and would help any time that a school called upon him. With thirty years of sobriety, he led by example and participated in Sobriety Walks. He was a cultural man who spent time drumming and singing with his family. A big part of his life was on the water. He paddled for fun, but raced to win! His life was about his family and he was proud of each and every one of us. Every step that he took in his life was not only for himself, but for all of those around him. He will be missed by one and all, but never forgotten.

Prayer services will be held Friday February 28th, 2014 at Skwah Band Hall 619 Wellington Ave. Chilliwack, B.C. at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday March 1st, 2014 at St. Mary’s Church at 10:00 am. Burial will follow services at Skwah Cemetery.

Dean is survived by his wife, Elina; his six children, Carmen, Anna, Andrea, Ravenia, Dean Jr., and Jessica; his seventeen grandchildren, Saturnino, Mariah, Alayla, Ravenia, Andrew, Selina, Justin, Alina, Tyler, Isaac, Landon, Lilly, Zachary, Raymond, Ryan, Rayahna, and CJ; one great-grandchild, Maverick; his siblings Beverly, Gary, Leslie, Susie, Stephen, Anastasia; his grandaunt, Verna; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dean is predeceased by his parents Francis and Winifred Williams; his siblings Russell, Patsy, Marcy, Rosie, Andy, Tony, Frenchie, and Victor. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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