Life and Death Stories

butterflyAt the Powell River Hospice Society we witness, hear about and participate in many heartwarming, heartbreaking, surprising and enlightening stories related to end of life in our community. We want to hear your life and death stories and we want others to hear them, too. We can learn from and inspire each other. If you have a comment or story to share, about how hospice or your doctor or a kind word from a stranger changed or helped you or a loved one on the death journey, let us know. If you learned or experienced something—big or little—that you want to share, share it here.

One thought on “Life and Death Stories

    Carol Stanley said:
    August 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you to the volunteers at the Powell River Hospice Society

    No amount of words could express my gratitude for the programs provided by Powell River Hospice Society. Many of us older seniors, such as myself at the age of 70, care giving for a 95-year-old father, find it hard to understand when dying begins. It was not until what I think of as the Angels of Hospice arrived and spoke to me of what to expect in the next week or so that I felt better prepared and not alone. My father was already undergoing a transformation from living to dying. It often takes time. So much more education is needed for families before they reach the point of distress. Doctors have little time for chats on death and dying. Nurses are busy administering medication and Health Care Aides have people to feed, change and wash. So, who is left to administer to the dying and their families? How do we understand their wants and needs?

    A wonderful Hospice Volunteer came to my father and myself in our hour of need. My Dad and I benefitted from her intelligence, empathy, education, and complete dedication to the journey. My father died peacefully. I was given further support following his death—grieving is a long process. Thank you, Powell River Hospice Society.
    –Carol Stanley


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