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She felt her Dad visited her

She felt her Dad visited her

My best friend’s father died in another province. It was so hard because I couldn’t get time off work to be there. We talked and supported each other as my Dad died a few years ago. My friend told me that she felt her Dad visited her […]

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It is a great honour

It is a great honour

I had the honour and privilege to care for a client and her family through the dying process. She was transferred to hospice as her symptoms increased. I was recently notified by her daughter she had passed away. At her viewing her daughter said to me she […]

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I only want to say I loved her

I only want to say I loved her

My beloved wife Robin passed away Aug 9/16 after 5 month battle with cancer. I always remember her with a big smile in her face and for now I only want to say I loved her and I always will.

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Connect with that which is most meaningful

Connect with that which is most meaningful

Hospice Palliative Care has been a gift in my own life. I have felt called to it and it is strange because one would think it is a hard vocation. However even though it is hard, there is a joy in being in an environment that is […]

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I’ve always known life goes in cycles

I’ve always known life goes in cycles

I’ve always known life goes in cycles but now I am experiencing this. When you are a chi,d you move from grade school to high school then college/university. Along the way, grandparents die and when someone your own age dies, you say they died too young. Then […]

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We had a lovely lady come from hospice

We had a lovely lady come from hospice

(So thankful to serve others) I have told this story many times before, but for the new volunteers it will be new. In 1997 my mother died after suffering from colon cancer. It was a long journey for our family. We had a lovely lady come from […]

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I still remember, vividly, our time together

I still remember, vividly, our time together

My grandmother passed away more than 20 years ago but I still remember, vividly, our time together, as a family, making all the arrangements for her funeral. Both daughters, all her grandchildren (5), and even some of the older grand-children went to the funeral home & assisted […]

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A few minutes make a big difference

A few minutes make a big difference

Hospice allowed to give of myself and be of service to others. Volunteering took a deeper meaning to be able to help someone who is looking for help, help that many cannot buy. Volunteering helped me to grow and become a better person, by being open to […]

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