Madeline (aka Meline) Rose Myers passed away in her home December 13, 2014 with her family by her side. Meline was born in Stone, Tsilhqot’in territory, May 20, 1954. She passed away at the age of 60 while battling cancer.
Meline leaves her partner of 35 years, David R. Ross, two sons, Russell M. Ross and Lorne S. Ross, anddaughter/niece, Kathleen Elkins, along with grandchildren, Petal, Lozan and Nalina. She leaves an enormous extended family, including 16 brothers and sisters, and dozens of nieces and nephews.
Meline will be missed dearly. She was known for being an active worker in her garden, picking berries, preparing foods, sewing crafts, quilting, researching her family’s history and singing her mother’s songs. She was fond of being outdoors and carried herself fearlessly through forests. Many of her fondest memories came from her homeland, including Xeni, Chilko, Dasiqox, Yanna and Stone.
Friends and family will remember her for her grace, calm quiet demeanour, and her generosity. She was a sensitive soul and would tease people in a gentle way. Meline was deeply spiritual, followed Tsilhqot’in traditions, and later took the role of teaching and sharing her gift through singing.
Meline will be put to rest beside her mother at Stone, Saturday, December 20, 2014.