Christmas is a time of remembering the past and building new memories to carry forward into the future. For many people, it is a bittersweet time as memories of those who are no longer here bring both smiles and tears.
As the Nakusp Hospice celebrates its fifteenth year of “Memorial Tree” service to the community, we are pleased to have the support of Hub International/Barton Insurance once again. The Memorial Tree, located in their office on Broadway, is a way of commemorating those who have died in the near or distant past. There is no cost; a donation is always welcome, but not necessary. Anyone can inscribe the name of a loved one onto a small ornament and hang it on the tree. Tax receipts will be sent to any donors who request them.
This year, to mark the 15th Anniversary of the Nakusp Hospice Memorial Tree, we have a limited number of gift boxed hand-blown glass, tipped with 22k gold angel ornaments for sale. These lovely little angels are meant to decorate your tree or home or to give as a gift to someone who is missing that special person in their life. The angels can be inscribed with names and dates if you would like to personalize them. They will be on display near the Memorial Tree from December 1 to 31 during regular business hours.
The Nakusp Hospice Society provides support to the families and individuals who are experiencing terminal illness. There is no charge for this service, which can be provided in hospital or in an individual’s home. In coordination with the Health Care team members, volunteers offer physical, emotional and spiritual support as determined by the wishes of the individual and family. Anyone wishing to enquire about accessing hospice services may contact Helen Scown at 265-4137. The Hospice Society is very appreciative of the support this community provides on an ongoing basis. If you would like to perform a service in your community, with a dedicated group of volunteers or perhaps serve on the Board in an administrative or advisory capacity please contact Caroline Huyter at 265-4305.
The Nakusp Hospice Society will be bringing a quarterly column in the Arrow Lakes News about what hospice means, and issues surrounding hospice work.