Help Frank and Randy (aka Danse) Williams' family

On behalf of Merrilee Phyfiher, Frank and Randy's sister, and with her permission:

"Frank George Williams aka Sonny, Ahousaht band member, born May 27th passed away on April 1st 2021.
Randy Joseph Williams aka Danse, Ahousaht band member, passed away May 27th 2021.
Parents were Joseph Frank Williams, Ahousaht band member
Mother Marion Rose Dick, Mowachaht band member 
Both parents deceased. We're survivors of residential school, Foster care childhood abuse PTSD trauma survivors.  Brothers were carvers great stories told by both."
- Merrilee Phyfiher

Merrilee and her family are in need of support as they have to arrange yet another memorial service for their dear brother, Randy Joseph Williams, also lovingly known as Danse Ahousaht. 

The family was still grieving and navigating the loss of Frank aka Sonny, who passed on April 1st, when they received the news of Danse being admitted to the hospital from his vital organs failing. On May 27th, which also happens to be Frank's birthday, Danse was taken off life support and passed away. 

Merrilee and other family members who just gathered in Vancouver last month will now have to make long travels again in order to come together for Danse's memorial service. Many of their family are coming from far distances, Merrilee is travelling again from San Diego.

Danse and Frank's presence on Commercial Drive has been a spirited part of the neighborhood for decades and will continue to be. They have made many friendships, and will be missed dearly by all. Their stories, smiles, laughter, and wisdom will be remembered and carried with all whose lives they touched. 

 A memorial service for Danse will be held on Wednesday June 23, 5:30 PM, at Grandview Park. 

The donations received  will be going towards:
travel costs, food, accommodation, funeral/memorial services, and  additional support for the family. 

Thank you all for your prayers, donations, and shares for the family.
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