We all have a story to share, of special days and people that live on in our memories.
Our heartfelt thanks to those who have chosen to Pay for a Day (or week) of care for a resident.
We encourage you to read these beautiful stories.
Every Day Counts
“Pauline was a dear friend. Our families camped and travelled together, enjoying tropical vacations. On this day, we are donating a gift of $1000 to Every Day Counts. Cheers my friend. May we meet again, on a beach, under the palm trees with a Pina Colada in a coconut. Love you and miss you.”
Dawn Cooper Spencer
“This is the birthdate of my mom, who passed away in 2008. Plus, it's also Robbie Burns Day! This photo of her at age 15, as 1953 Miss Sophiasburg, Prince Edward County, always makes me smile.”
- Lana Burchett
Mitchell Family Doctors
“In recognition of our tremendous team, we at Mitchell Family Doctors made a contribution to the Every Day Counts campaign for Rotary Hospice. Family is one of the essential resources for an individual’s health journey, and so we are thrilled to have Family Day 2021 as our designated day.”
Gone too soon but a beautiful life that was a special gift to so many, Sophie's family has chosen to give thanks for the treasure that the hospice is in our community on what would have been her 13th birthday.
In loving memory of Mimi on her birthday.
Wife, mother, grandmother and long time hospice palliative care advocate. Remembered with love. In the words of their twin grand-daughters, “Mimi lives on in our hearts.”
- Geoff Love and family
In loving memory of Hazel.
“Hazel left this life on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the Hospice, on October 13, 2019.”
- The Redshaw Family
“This day is dedicated in memory of our mom/wife, Pauline Schwartzentruber. She received the most amazing care at the hospice in her final days and we are forever grateful to your organization and staff for providing the care and support that we just couldn’t possibly have given her at home."
In loving memory of Ludwiga on her 84th birthday.
“Today would have been my wife’s 84th birthday. She passed away on February 11, 2011. She received excellent care at the hospital but we needed a hospice in town."
- John Fuhry
In loving memory of Elizabeth Iclanzan on her birthday.
“A beautiful soul, Elizabeth Iclanzan was born on December 2nd. An amazing wife to Alex for 51 years and an incredible mom to her three daughters.”
- The Iclanzan Family
In loving memory of husband, father, and Grumpa
“December 6th was my husband Paul's birthday. He passed away before the hospice opened however my family and I are so happy it is here for others. We are proud to support Rotary Hospice in loving memory of Paul.”
- Liz Emeny and family
In memory of sister and aunt, Nancy MacDonald, who passed away on December 19, 2012.
“We recognize that end of life care is a challenging time for loved ones and their families. We were able to manage Nancy's care at home...but wish hospice care was a local option in 2012.”
- The Campbell Family
Reese Family & Friends
In Honour of Family and Friends of Norma and Mike Reese
“The holiday season is a time of family memories - making new ones and recalling Christmases with folks who are no longer with us. Our family like many others has stories of dear ones whose last days could have been richer had they been able to live them out in a place like Rotary Hospice.”