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

Gratitude

Gratitude

I am forever greatful

I am forever greatful

Mom, I miss you, love you, and am so glad I can take part of you with me wherever life takes me. You made me the person I am today and for this I am forever grateful. XOX

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Being open to the Divine Source

Being open to the Divine Source

Two men who inspire me among many others in my hospice work – thank you to Henri and Geo. You both continue to guide me form the other side! Little did I know when Henri’s writings inspired me to study palliative care that I would help to […]

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You have made me smile

You have made me smile

To the many that I have cared for in their final days: Thank you – you have taught me something, you have made me smile, you have left a mark in my heart & on my soul. God bless you all & your families. Thank you for […]

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My rock in life

My rock in life

Is of having an amazing mother who made me the person I am today. Your courage to raise 11 kids on your own at a time when it wasn’t the norm. Ensuring we all got an education and were prepared for the world. Thank you for being […]

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We had so much yet to do

We had so much yet to do

…is of my best friend and colleague who died too soon. We had so much yet to do. I was honoured and grateful that I visited with my friend 3 weeks prior to her death. Everything seemed like it was going to be OK until she asked […]

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Dad misses you

Dad misses you

Mom, I was so lucky to have you as my mother. I was honoured to be holding you when you died. It’s now been 6 months and I think only now am I understanding grief. Dad misses you so much. So do I & Mark Love your […]

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I can’t thank you enough

I can’t thank you enough

Dad, I miss you and love you. I can’t thank you enough for all the gifts you have given. Your special little angel.

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You were so much more to me

You were so much more to me

They call you a citizen of the world, given up at birth to be raised by staff and strangers. Transients through your life. You suffered gross indignities in a flawed institution system where you were less than others. You were so much more to me. I wish […]

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Her music has filled my life

Her music has filled my life

To my strong, loving Mom who taught me to always speak my mind, protect my family at all cost and embrace life to the fullest. We sang together in life and we sand to her tape during her death. Her music has filled my life and my […]

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He just slipped away

He just slipped away

My dad died in 2010 from COPD & renal failure. He decided against dialysis & his passing was quick & very peaceful. We held his hand as he just slipped away. It was on his terms and I will be forever grateful for that. I still miss […]

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