Edna Mathilda Brass

May 3, 1952March 15, 2013

Edna Mathilda Brass of Key First Nation went home to heaven peacefully from Vancouver General Hospital surrounded by loved ones. She was predeceased by her parents; Solomon Charles Brass, and Rebecca Grace Brass (O'Soup) and her siblings; Ethel, Mary, Winston, Lawrence, Kathleen, Pauline, Elmer & Alvin, Sterling, Solomon, Walton and Victoria. She will be greatly missed by her Surviving sister Grace Russell (Cecil); beautiful daughters Crystal, Nicole and Rebecca; Grandchildren Damien, Cheyenne, Jacob, Ava and Emma; as well as many cherished cousins, nieces and nephews.

An advocate for Indigenous rights, Edna will be missed by the many wonderful friends she made through her kind and generous efforts to help the community. She will be remembered as a very outgoing, outspoken and kind hearted soul who opened her door to help anyone in need. Her love for children was demonstrated repeatedly in her lifetime as an aunt, mother, and her most revered role as a grandmother -- no words can adequately express the loss and emptiness her passing has left. We will never forget the day the Eagles came to escort her beautiful soul home.

There will be a traditional wake held at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Shaker Church 100 Capilano Rd. Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 am on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Shaker Church 100 Capilano Rd. Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28 Ave, Surrey, BC.


  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Edna Mathilda Brass

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November 1, 2015

Dear mom, I miss you everyday. I wish you were still here. I miss your laugh and your beautiful eyes! You were the best! One day we will meet again! Lots of love sent to heaven for you!

Ava Peigan

October 25, 2015

I dreamt about you last night grandma! I wish you were here so that we can go to the states and make banuk like we did and watch the price is right and littlest hobo! If I knew that you were gonna pass away I would've spent every second with you. I love you. ❤

January 7, 2015

It is 2 years since we had our last visit. I treasure all the wonderful memories we made, You had great humor and always had people laughing. Thank you for the teachings we shared. I will always miss you, your sister Grace

James Brass

June 18, 2014

Aunty it was great to meet you for the first time back in 2000. I never got meet my mom your sister Victoria. I'm proud to got to meet you & Grace my beautiful Aunt's. Love James Alvin Brass.

Ava Peigan

April 17, 2013

I love my gramma she was the best gramma ever I miss her and love her with all my heart.But I love it when she comes in my dreams and says she loves me.And I also remember the day this picture was taken it was a very happy day now im lost with out her :(.....

Claudette MorinCardinal

April 2, 2013

Condolences to the family of awesome Elder who is resting and watching over all of you.....prayers are with you at this time. Love from new friend


March 31, 2013

In Celebration of the Wonderful Life of Edna Brass--
Edna's legacy is the example that she left for us all
here in the "Land of the Living."
Edna's love of family, friends, & community.
Edna's courage to speak out--to walk the talk--camp out even.
Her sense of fun--sparkling green eyes-(contacts)
A Woman of Style, Courage, Strength,and Love
A human woman, & greatly missed
For Edna's Family & loved ones
A bouquet of sweet blessings, peace, & yes even joy.

March 28, 2013

Dear Brass Family, I happened to know Edna Brass as a Facebook friend and I always adored her work and standing up for her people and the rights of the slain and wounded. I deeply have respected her and would have loved so much to meet her in person, which the universe has denied us. I consider her as one of the warriors which are standing as an example for the rest of us.Thank you Edna for the helpful shares we had, my heart will keep a candle for you burning Sincerely Uschi Seeley from Germany

Maria Chantelle Tucker

March 28, 2013

Working with Edna in 2001, set the stage for so many important events in my life. Her work created a ripple in the water, and that ripple has reached all the shorelines. Thank you Edna. I miss you on Facebook. Rest well. Lots of love to the Brass family.

Dixie Lee Vance

March 27, 2013

My condolences to the family, it is always a huge loss to the community when we lose a Warrior who is not afraid to stand up and say what needs to be prayers are with you!!