In Memory of Kwaxsistalla, Clan Chief Adam Dick 1929-2018
"I much appreciate your letting me know of the passing away of Chief Kwaxsistala. He was a good man and will be much missed. At his funeral on Saturday please transmit to his family and to the Kwakiutl people my personal heartfelt condolences."
- Dr. William Gunn, Switzerland
"Safe journey and snug harbour, Adam."
Phil and Mary Nuytten
"will miss your sense of humour and love of the world"
- Margaret Rogers
"Much singing and dancing up there on his journey without pain. Love and healing."
- George and Verna Shaughnessy
"Love you will miss you. I am sad but our family on the other side is happy."
"Although Adam was compact in height he was tall in stature. Like the iconic prairie elevator he was recognized for what he represented: so much creativity, so much wisdom. He was a blessing to us all."
- Norma and Don Emerson
"The service for Adam was lovely, a wonderful tribute for a wonderful man. When I think of Adam I think of his gentle face and personality that matched, his respect for all and his interest in so many things.
Of course I also think of him cutting his own nails with his carving knife and suggesting we hide the wood Dremel on him!
I know Adam will be missed by all. When I think of you and Adam, I think of your respect and love for him, always making his needs a priority. You were a wonderful partner Kim."
- Jean Tyner
"Cherished family of our heart,
we give thanks for our friendship and love shared.
Maureen, Gerry and All."
"Adam will always be remembered for his generous soul and wonderful smile."
- Chester and Shirley
"My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so happy to have spent time with both you and Adam. Very special memories. I think of you often and pray for you in the days ahead. Much love and respect"
- Barb Matilpi
"I have never met anyone with so much dedication and loyalty to another person, as you were with Adam. He loved you with all his heart and owed his life to you - he told me this on many occasions too! You were his whole world. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you find the strength you need during this time."
- Debbie Heath
"Thinking of you and sending our love and prayers at this difficult time. Adam truly was a special gift to us all. He is and will continue to be deeply missed - though lives on in his stories and teachings."
- Michele Cook
"We will always cherish our visits with you and your beloved Adam. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead."
- Cheryl and Joe
"Sending you love and light in this sad time of Adam/Kwaksistala's passing. We willl always carry deep and fond memories of Adam's beautiful teachings as well as his quick wit, wry smile and generous nature. We hope to see you soon and remember these good times shared together."
- Dr. Philip Cook
"Grandpa, our family tree has strong roots because of you. You are the source of our most-loved traditions, and the values you have shared will branch out forever."
- Tracy, Avery, Marilyn, Gunty, Wayne and kids, Tracy, Phil, and Adam, Lisa, Dick