Golden Hospice Society members Judy Doyle

Golden Hospice Society will light Christmas Tree to honour those lost

Starting Nov. 21, there will be a Memory Tree of Lights where people can purchase a tag to hang in honour of a lost loved one.

The holidays are a time to be with family. And even if there are loved ones who are no longer with us, it is a time to remember what they brought to our lives.

The Golden Hospice Society takes this time to give the residents of Golden a place to embrace those memories. Starting Nov. 21, there will be a Memory Tree of Lights in the Hospice Society office where people can purchase a tag to hang in honour of a lost loved one.

“It can be for someone you lost recently, or long ago. It’s a place where you can say anything you want about that person,” said Julia Cundliffe with the Hospice Society.  “Last year we were overwhelmed with the response.”

The society did this last year, and put up roughly 200 tags on the tree, raising $200 for the society.

“Last year we were just overwhelmed with the response, which was wonderful,” added Cundliffe.

This year it will be extra special for the society, as they will be putting the tree up in their new office space downtown on 9th Avenue North.

Since opening their office earlier this fall, hospice has seen a tremendous impact on their visibility in the community.

“It’s made a really big difference,” said Cundliffe. “People know we’re here, and we’re finding that people are stopping in just to chat, and are learning more about what we do.”

Not only does Hospice help palliative care patients (terminal) through their end of life journey, they are also there to help families cope with the grief.

The Golden Hospice Society office at 413A 9th Ave. N. is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. Starting Nov. 21 you can stop in to purchase a tag for the tree, which will be lit on Dec. 13 after the CP Holiday Train comes through town.

 

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