It Was My Time With My Dad

Hospice Waterloo Region’s Lights of Love is a wonderful way to become part of our compassionate community by helping to support family, friends, and neighbours at this critical time in a life journey.

Here is Linda’s story of her dad’s experience in hospice.

My dad was a very well-loved man in his community.

And there was a lot of people, a lot of family that came down to visit.

And so it almost felt sometimes that you couldn’t get a minute with him.

And I would go home and I would wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning — of course you couldn’t go back to sleep.

And I would hop in my car by myself and I would drive to hospice at 3 o’clock in the morning.

I would come into hospice and I would just sit with my dad.

Even though he was sleeping, it was my time.

Lights of Love

For individuals and their families both in the community as well as in the new 10-bed Cook Family Residence, it is a highly emotional time. When a family and their loved one comes into our care, the staff and volunteers provide immediate attention and support.  By creating a welcoming and comfortable setting inside and out, we give families a place to feel safe and, most importantly, to feel at home.

The Cook Family Residence is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a place for families and friends to come together to share special stories, reflect on treasured moments and find peace.

Ongoing donations are vital to ensure that Hospice Waterloo Region can provide exceptional service and care, free of charge, to hospice clients and their families.

Partial funding from the government covers only 55% of our annual operating budget. This goes towards direct medical costs, which include the clinical staff in the residence. Additional expenses are covered through the generous support of our community.

Thank you for your support.

Have Questions?

Please contact Melissa Parker: melissa@hospicewaterloo.ca

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