April 22, 1949 - November 1, 2021
Theresa May LaPoint, 72, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan left to meet her creator on Monday November 1, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. Theresa grew up in Detour, Michigan where she attended Detour area schools. After graduating Theresa lived in different areas throughout Michigan before settling in Sault Ste. Marie. Theresa is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians which she took great pride in. Theresa started working for the Tribe in January of 1977. She put her heart and soul into helping the tribal elderly. Theresa ran the meal program for many years and the Nokamis-Mishomis home when it opened which she was a big part of. Theresa enjoyed life in general. Fishing, playing slots, camping, and spending time with her family were among her favorite things to do besides loving up any dog within her reach. Theresa is survived by her siblings, Frances (Benny) Hank, Kathryn Cruickshank, Edward (Teri) LaPoint, and Lawrence LaPoint; beloved nieces and nephews, Vicki (Eric) Puidokas, Sammuel Cruickshank, Misty Shaw, Jenni (Derek) O'Dell, Dawn Cruickshank, Marci (Norman) Guild, Liza (Adam) Jackson, Samantha (RJ Miller) LaPoint, and Justin LaPoint; great nieces and nephews, Khloe Cruickshank, Samantha Cruickshank, Kimberly Cruickshank, Trevor Shaw, Taylor Shaw, Jessie Farley, Jacob Farley, Kimberly Willis, Nevaeh Cruickshank, Anthony Franklin, Richie Willis, Ryver Stevens, Morgan Stevens, Ashton Causley, Harper Jackson, Madison O'Dell, Brayden O'Dell, Kennedy Guild, and Finley Guild. Theresa is preceded in death by her parents, Edward "Pun Pun" LaPoint and Victoria LaPoint (Polaczyk); youngest brother, Ricky Charles LaPoint; and brother-in-law, Don Cruickshank. A memorial gathering will be Wednesday November 17, 2021 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm with a service at 2:00pm with Mr. Tom Cash at the Sault Tribe Cultural Center. Clark Hovie Galer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Theresa May LaPoint, 72, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan left to meet her creator on Monday November 1, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. Theresa grew up in Detour, Michigan where she attended Detour area schools. After graduating Theresa lived... View Obituary & Service Information
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