Heartland Hospice serving the Peninsula recently held their annual Memorial Service for the local community to remember loved ones who have passed away. Over 65 community members attended the ceremony to celebrate the life and legacy of their loved ones.
“The Memorial Service provides a great opportunity for the families to reconnect with our Heartland family. We want them to know that we continue to support them and hold their loved ones dear to our heart,” said Olivia Stanley, Hospice social worker.
“With the holidays fast approaching, this can be a tough time of the year for those who have experienced the death of a loved one,” ssaid Paul Alston, Bereavement Coordinator. “By providing this ceremony, it helped many loved ones to continue their grieving process appropriately.”
During the service, names of loved ones were read out loud, words of encouragement were spoken by Spiritual Coordinator, Dave Lekarczyk and memories of patients were shared by social worker, Olivia Stanley. Family members were encouraged to write messages to their loved ones for the balloon release following the ceremony while live music played songs of praise.
“Our Memorial not only lifts up our spirits by celebrating life, but it brings spiritual guidance to our loved ones near and far,” said by Angela Lavigne, Administrator.
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