To the editor:
Recently Mom passed away at Hospice House in Kelowna.
We were so fortunate to be able to spend the last days with her in a warm, comfortable, caring atmosphere.
While it was an unhappy time in our lives, we were not sad. Not only Mom, but we were treated with warmth and tenderness from everyone.
There were loving hugs, laughter, comforting words or just a gentle hand on the shoulder.
Death is not treated as a fearful thing but there is joy in the fulfillment of life.
We found solace in the beautiful gardens and comfort in the donated handcrafted quilts adorning every bed.
If there were rules, we were unaware of them.
It’s a place of awe-inspiring wonder as every employee and trained volunteer goes quietly about their work, knowing they have made a difference in someone’s life.
The most fearful circumstance imaginable was transformed into calm acceptance, enabling us to help Mom on her journey.
Words cannot express our sincere thank you.