Mervin Leslie Point
November 25, 1948 – February 11, 2021
It is with great sadness that Musqueam announces the passing of Mervin Leslie Point on February 11, 2021.
A service for Mervin is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 at approximately 10am. Due to Covid-19 safety protocols and restrictions, only those contacted will be invited to attend in-person. Please know that this is a very difficult and unusual process for the family. Please send prayers and condolences to the Point family during this difficult time.
Musqueam is hosting a live stream of Mervin Point’s service on Facebook.
In effort to create an opportunity for Musqueam to partake in the services for our loved one, there will be a procession through the Musqueam Reserve after 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.
The procession starts around 11am from the Musqueam Community Centre and follows this route:
- Travel north along Salish Drive
- Right on Thellaiwhaltun
- Quick left onto Crown Street
- Left on Stautlo Avenue
- Left back onto Salish Drive
- Right onto Musqueam Drive to the cemetery for burial
Handshakes to Mervin Point’s family
Returns and handshakes to the family can be given by e-transfer or during the procession.
E-transfer: Michele Point at [email protected]
Please include names and where the money should be allocated (e.g. headstone, family).
Procession: Ushers will follow the procession to accept envelopes along the route. Please include names and where the money should be allocated.
Saying goodbye during Covid-19
Due to Musqueam and the province’s COVID-19 guidelines, please say your farewell from the curbside while remaining at the designated areas. We ask that everyone ensure the safety of the family in mourning by practicing physical distancing, wearing a mask and staying inside if you aren’t feeling well.
COVID-19 has changed the ways we gather. Musqueam Council and Administration acknowledge that this is not ideal, nor is it consistent with the traditional ways we come together to remember loved ones. We understand how difficult this is for community, but we must remain diligent. Musqueam is doing our best to ensure members can still uphold cultural practices while maintaining everyone’s safety.