May 2, 1953 – April 21, 2021
It is with great sadness that Musqueam announces the passing of Ricky Sparrow on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Please send prayers and condolences to the Sparrow family during this difficult time.
A funeral service for Ricky Sparrow is scheduled for Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10am. Live stream of the service will air on Musqueam’s Facebook page.
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.
With the greatest of love and respect,
The Sparrow Family
Funeral Service (online)
Monday, April 26, 2021
Live stream starts at 10am
Handshakes to Ricky Sparrow’s family
Returns and handshakes to the family can be given by e-transfer or during the procession. Please remember to include your name and where the money should be allocated (headstone, family etc.).
E-transfer: Brianna Sparrow, [email protected]
Procession: Ushers will follow the procession to accept envelopes on behalf of the family.
In an effort to create an opportunity for Musqueam to partake in funeral services for our loved one, there will be a procession through Musqueam Reserve after the funeral service. The family invites community 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
Exact procession timing is announced in the members-only Musqueam Bulletins/News Facebook group.
Saying goodbye during Covid-19
Due to 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.