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journey

I never left your side

I never left your side

My dearest love, In your scariest moments, in your worst pain, even when you could no longer open your eyes and see me… I was there. I never left your side. My hand was on your heart as you took your last breath. You were never alone. […]

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To everyone who has gone before

To everyone who has gone before

To everyone who has gone before, hold on, I’m coming. I will see you when the time is here. We’re all going to be there forever.

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It was a party of sorts

It was a party of sorts

My father died within 3 months of his diagnosis. I was working in the next province (this one) and took Bearskin Airlines every week or 2 to see him. I left for work 2 days before he died, and didn’t see him alive again. Everybody else did; […]

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Live life to its fullest

Live life to its fullest

What a wonderful role model – to live life to its fullest no matter what is happening to you. Spending your last days at home with all the family was so comforting to all of us as we realized it was time for you to journey onward. […]

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Your death was too soon

Your death was too soon

Didn’t get to say goodbye to you Dad – your death was too soon & unexpected. Mum wants to join you and I’m trying (only child) to support her guest – but how? Her journey is prolonged and she is so aware & does not wish to […]

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The 2 greatest gifts

The 2 greatest gifts

The 2 greatest gifts… being present at a birth and being present at someone’s death. Both are truly an honour.

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I endeavor to give my all

I endeavor to give my all

What a privilege and gift I have been handed… to walk with those whose life has changed due to a life threatening diagnosis. Thank you for allowing me the privilege and honour to share and walk with you. I endeavor not to take this role/job/opportunity for granted […]

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Heart and hospice

Heart and hospice

I have learned SO much about heart and hospice by the amazing volunteers I have had the honour to journey with through the 30 hour palliative care course – Thank you for opening your hearts, minds, and being to hospice.

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Music was playing

Music was playing

We were there when my mom passed, she was getting ready for her journey. Music was playing, other residents and nurses came by to visit her. She made her mark. We told her it was alright to leave us, one last breath and a big smile. 

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It is a privilege

It is a privilege

After a 30 year nursing career in Critical Care I am honoured to accompany those who are experiencing a natural death. I am thankful for the peaceful environment of hospice and my superbly competent and compassionate colleagues. It is a privilege to help individuals and families to […]

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