Gratitude for hospice helpers

Gratitude for hospice helpers We would like to thank all those who contributed to Hospice Yukon's 22nd Annual Lights of Life in December. Hospice Yukon offers quality end-of-life care and bereavement support to Yukoners. One of the ways we do this is th

We would like to thank all those who contributed to Hospice Yukon’s 22nd Annual Lights of Life in December.

Hospice Yukon offers quality end-of-life care and bereavement support to Yukoners. One of the ways we do this is through our annual Lights of Life event. This event provides a meaningful way to remember someone who has died by placing a remembrance tag on a Lights of Life tree.

More than 110 people attended the Lights of Life opening ceremony at the Elijah Smith Building. The Persephone Singers, under the direction of Barbara Chamberlin, filled the space with their beautiful voices.

Many people were moved by the bereavement display, which featured contributions by Robert Postma, Louise Hardy, Ken Matthies, Daisy Lemphers, Patricia Fortier, and Karen Goldsmith. We extend our heartfelt thanks to those who contributed to the display, and to all those who participated in the ceremony.

Thank you to our business community for their generous support: Alpine Bakery, the Chocolate Claim, Marsh Lake Tents and Events, the Westmark Hotel, Unitech and all of the businesses and individuals who generously made financial contributions.

A very special thank you to the volunteers who helped with the many tree locations around Whitehorse. The following communities hosted their own healthy-grieving rituals this year: Atlin, Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Faro, Haines Junction, Old Crow, Ross River, Teslin, and Watson Lake.

Finally, a huge thank you to the hospice volunteers and tree-sitter volunteers who so generously gave of their time and hearts, and provided moments of stillness during this busy time of the year.

We appreciate all of you!

Stacey Jones

Executive director, Hospice Yukon