Terrance (Terry) Dokis (North Bay)
February 10, 2023
Terry began his journey to the spirit world on February 10, 2023 at the age of 70.
As an artist, musician, friend, storyteller, and as a professor of Indigenous Studies at Nipissing University, he brought gentle kindness and a tricksterish sense of humour to everything he did.
Of his many accomplishments, he never let us forget that he was proudest of us, his children Tanis (Allan), Erin (Joseph), Tyler (Christine) and grandchildren Ezmae, Odeima, Ewan, and Niganii. Together we have vowed to him that we will carry on his legacy and do our best, as he did, to exemplify the seven grandfather teachings: Love, Respect, Bravery, Truth, Honesty, Humility and Wisdom.
Terry was the dear son of the late Elizabeth Dokis (nee Couchie) and the late John Dokis. Survived by his brothers Jerome and Leslie, he is predeceased by his sister Lillian and brothers Gerald and Ronald.
Our family wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. O’Grady as well as everyone at the North Bay Serenity Hospice for the gentle and compassionate care given to Terry and to us. We welcome expressions of sympathy in the form of donations to the Hospice and its exceptional team.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Services in North Bay and on Wednesday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Centre at Dokis First Nation. Ceremony and burial will follow at 1:00 p.m.
Terry was very instrumental in Indian/Native Ministries at the Native Cultural Camps for youth that were held at Camp Noronto in the 1980's and '90's. He was descirbed as a very humble and talented man.
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