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Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Gratitude

Gratitude

Surrounded by his children

Surrounded by his children

I am grateful to the staff that were there when my father in law was palliative. He had the opportunity to be surrounded by his children when he took his last breath. He had the opportunity to meet all family and friends that meant a great deal […]

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I will forever cherish the memories

I will forever cherish the memories

To my Grandpa, I am so proud to be your grand-daughter, You have made such an impact in the Education world and groomed sons and daughter who have continued your legacy and making an impact to cities/communities/industry. Your passing at 103 was truly a celebration of life, […]

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I will always be thankful

I will always be thankful

I am grateful to be able to see and talk to my grandfather before he passed away. I was the last member of the family who was actually there with him when he took his last breath. Growing up, I had spent a lot of weekends with […]

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His last days were calm

His last days were calm

All my thanks! My father was well looked after for 5 months in the McNally Hospice in Grimsby. It was the best decision we as a family made. His last days were calm and he was comfortable. He was able to have an early “5 am” breakfast […]

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You were always happy

You were always happy

To my friend Wheslay, Thank you for letting me visit you at Hospice Care. You were always happy, joyful and wise for a young man! I’m happy for you that your last few months in this world were fun, and full of life-enriching experiences. (at Chinook Hospice) […]

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You opened your heart

You opened your heart

To a sister, You shared your fears You opened your heart You showed great sadness You trusted me with your heart I continue to be grateful for your love, I miss you always & carry you in my heart each moment.

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Life is so short and unpredictable

Life is so short and unpredictable

You taught me what is truly important. You showed me how life is so short & unpredictable yet so precious. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey. Such was Holy Ground.

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Thank you for loving me

Thank you for loving me

Dad, You weren’t one for much physical affection – that’s the way you were raised. But you were generous with your time. I remember how you took us swimming when you finished work. I remember standing with you in front of the blackboard drilling me with addition. […]

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An honour to walk alongside you

An honour to walk alongside you

Delorey, … so afraid, anxious, fearful, I only saw it a few times though in your core your body vibrated with worry … an honour to walk alongside you and your boys with the desire to ease the suffering…let’s face it there was suffering. … I wear […]

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Expressing her contentment with life

Expressing her contentment with life

My mother Kay died while in a long term care home. I am grateful that we had a chance to understand each other better and share some laughs in the years before her death. She gave me the wonderful gift of expressing her contentment with life, love […]

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