July 17, 1973 – March 18, 2021
It is with great sadness that Musqueam announces the passing of Serena Rice on March 18, 2021.
A service for Serena is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23 at approximately 9am. 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 Rice family during this difficult time.
Musqueam is hosting a live stream of Serena Rices’s service on our Facebook Page.
Funeral Service (online)
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Live Stream starts at 9am
In 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 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 Serena Rice’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.
- Francis Smith: [email protected]
- For parents, siblings or children, send to Brenda Rice: [email protected]
Procession: Ushers will follow the procession to accept envelopes on behalf of the family.
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.