Terence (Terry) Patrick Point passed away suddenly in the late evening of August 13, 2020. Terry was predeceased by his Father Richard Gordon Point and survived by his Mother Katie Point, and was the youngest of their seven children: Florence, Richard, Bradley, Francis (Frenchie), Norman, and Dianne. Terry was well-known as a gifted athlete in soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and golf. In the Musqueam community he was known as a community provider as a lifelong fisherman and hunter. Terry was an ambassador and knowledge keeper for Musqueam culture and heritage. He was always happy to teach people about his Musqueam culture from creek restoration to archaeology and cultural protocol. Terry has worked with the Musqueam Indian Band, the Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Vancouver, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Native Education College and the Richmond School District. Above all he was most proud of the beautiful little family he created with his beloved wife Ena Point, and their sons they love: Tristan, Emery, Teagan, and fur-baby Hunter. His last social media post said: “My wife and kids have been busy today, made home-made pickles, salsa, and blueberry jam. Happy to have all the good food for the winter.” For those who knew Terry well, his heartfelt laugh and smiling eyes will be with us forever. Terry touched the lives of many people in positive ways, and he will be deeply missed by his family, friends and community.
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Funeral services will be held at the Musqueam Community Center, 6777 Salish Drive, Vancouver (Musqueam Reserve) Viewing will take place on Monday, August 17, 2020 from 3:00 - 6:00pm followed by a Prayer service at 7:00pm. The Mask dance will occur the following morning at day break with a Celebration of Life held at 9:00am. Followed by interment in the Musqueam cemetery.
Keeping the safety of the community in mind and following Covid-19 guidelines, the Prayer and Celebration of Life Services will only allow for Immediate Family and Invited Guests to attend.
In an effort to create an opportunity for the Musqueam Community to partake in the services for our Beloved Terry there will be a procession after the conclusion of the Celebration of Life. The family invites friends and family to join in this final farewell by lining up at designated spots along the procession route. Please feel free to wear your jerseys, bring our drums and/or lacrosse stocks.
The procession will leave the Musqueam Community Center shortly after 10:00 am and travel north along Salish Drive, turning right on Thellaiwhaltun, then left onto Crown Street with a final drive by the family home, then turning left back onto Salish Drive and right onto Musqueam Drive to proceed to the Cemetery for a burial.
If you would like to offer the family a handshake or returns, this can be done during the procession. An usher will follow behind the procession and collect envelopes along the route (Please include on the envelope: name, where money will go to, e.g. headstone or family, etc.).
Due to the COVID safety guidelines, community will have to remain in place and say your farewell from the curbside. We ask that everyone practice social distancing and ensure the safety of the family in mourning. We understand how difficult this is for community, but we must remain diligent.
With the greatest love and respect, the Point Family.