@JustTheDoctor: Here I was hoping for some post game DLC to help wrap up that ridiculously abrupt ending. I'll still buy this as DA2 wasn't a terrible game, and i'll be interested in seeing what they attempt to do with the content for this game.
I can't see any reason for them to be mentioned at all.
In his situation? it seems weird for him to even mention them if they don't even live in the same city, potentially.
In that same realm of logic it would be ridiculous for Cole to mention anything about his past. It's meant to show the character isn't just an avatar for players to use, it's an actual written character that had a life before his transformation.