January 1 1946 – July 13 2023

Sadly, Mary Everson ( nee Frank ) passed away on July 13, surrounded by her loving family. Mary’s husband, Wayne Everson, passed away in April. The loss of both Mary and Wayne is felt throughout the Comox Valley and beyond. Mary was the daughter of the Chief Andy Frank and Margaret Frank. Mary was the mother of eight children and had several grandchildren. Mary taught K’omok’s First Nation culture at schools throughout School District 71 for many years. Her storytelling skills were impressive. Mary recognized the importance of bringing K’omok’s history into the classrooms through her story telling which brought a better understanding and appreciation of the culture. Mary was compassionate and had a wonderful sense of humor. She imparted her loving caring ways where ever she went and was truly a role model for all who were blessed to know her.

Museum Staff member, Terrie, had a lovely group of children come to the museum for a museum Art Tour  July 5th2023.

The children were from Inglis Academy’s Art Week Camp. Terrie was very impressed at how well behaved and interested the children were!