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This blog is for all of us. If you have Hospice-related news or a story you’d like to tell, please contact Todd at Hospice to discuss the best way to share it with the broader community – or (705) 742-4042 x224


 

by Kimberly Stinson / October 5, 2018

With gratitude…

By Kimberly Stinson, Communications & Stewardship Coordinator “Ross”…This was the simple subject line of a message I received late this...

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by Hospice Peterborough / July 12, 2018

Sacred Space

By: David Kennedy, Supportive Care Counsellor, based on an anonymous client   I never thought it could happen this way....

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by Hospice Peterborough / April 30, 2018

Hospice Songs for the Soul

I have had the privilege of being a Hospice Singer since the group began, serendipitously, more than nine years ago....

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by Hospice Peterborough / February 8, 2018

DIEalogues

Last fall, the first Hospice Peterborough DIEalouges were hosted at Lett Architect Studio. These sessions were about opening up a...

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by Hospice Peterborough / December 4, 2017

The Strange Events of Grief

It was just one of those nights. He had to get out of the house. Oh, he understood that his...

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by Hospice Peterborough / July 5, 2017

The Struggle to Hold On

By: David Kennedy, Supportive Care Counsellor, Hospice Peterborough  Impermanence – everything changes. It is amazing how this simple truth gets...

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by Hospice Peterborough / May 2, 2017

Awakening to Moments

By: David Kennedy, Supportive Care Counsellor, Hospice Peterborough It was a very intense moment. The air was literally heavy with...

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by Hospice Peterborough / April 16, 2017

In the Family Room

Composite story written by John Mowry based on his experiences working with families at end-of-life. My sister, brother and I...

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by Hospice Peterborough / April 6, 2017

Sacred Time and the Gift of Singing

By: Meredith Hill, Hospice Peterborough Volunteer The Borland family lives across the road and we've only known them in a...

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by Hospice Peterborough / March 3, 2017

The Water is Wide: A Bedside Singers Story

By: Judy Foster, Hospice Peterborough Volunteer and Bedside Singer Today three of us sang on the [Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative...

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by Hospice Peterborough / March 2, 2017

Brave on the Rocks

By: Rachelle Kennedy, Hospice Peterborough Facilitator and Volunteer There was a biting cold and wild wind that was gusting off...

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by Hospice Peterborough / February 10, 2017

180 Degrees of Life

By: David Kennedy, Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice Peterborough He stood in the chaos of boxes and paper – the reminders...

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by Hospice Peterborough / December 7, 2016

The Memory Tree

By: David Kennedy, Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice Peterborough Life just didn’t seem to matter anymore; each morning was a struggle...

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by Hospice Peterborough / November 10, 2016

Thelma and Louise

By: Sue Stinson, Visiting Volunteer Originally published in the August 2016 Ontario Caregiver Coalition (OCC) Newsletter. Sue and Kay’s sister...

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by Hospice Peterborough / November 10, 2016

Angel’s Words

By: A Hospice Client My entire life changed four years ago. Since that tragic day, I’ve had an extremely difficult...

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by Hospice Peterborough / November 10, 2016

Death is a Life Changer

By: David Kennedy, Bereavement Coordinator “I can’t believe it has been a whole year!” She sat in the same chair...

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