Honouring a life with a beautiful death

When Chatham-Kent Hospice opened, we were anxious to see the new facility – never dreaming that my darling husband, Gary, would spend his last ten days in this beautiful place. Gary was a professional solo vocalist from the time he was very young. He won many awards and for years was the top winner at the Kiwanis festival. From the …

Gala Guests show support for Local Hospice Families

In Photo: Steve Desjardins, General Manager – Victory Ford Lincoln On Friday, October 25th, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation hosted its 4th Annual Benefit Gala with huge success raising over $81,000 to support end-of-life hospice care in Chatham-Kent. The sold out event focused on the theme “Changing Moments, Changing Lives”. This theme was reflected in the message shared by a former …

Enbridge Gas Continues Support for the Hospice Volunteer Program

CHATHAM, ON, OCTOBER 11, 2019 – Enbridge Gas recently presented the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation with a $20,000 donation to support,  Hospice volunteer network initiatives. This donation from Enbridge Gas continues the support that Union Gas initiated when the hospice opened its doors in 2016. “At Enbridge Gas, we believe a community belongs to everyone who lives there and we strive to …

Captain Positivity brightens Hospice residents’ day

Captain Positivity flew into Chatham-Kent Hospice today to visit our residents and their families. He delivered cookies as well as messages of support and encouragement. “Hospice is always a memorable visit for me. Families are going through a difficult time but the atmosphere is so welcoming and positive. Being a bright spot in their day, spreading positive energy is what …

Bereavement Support Group

Date: Monday afternoons – September 30th – November 25th Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm Location: Butterfly Room at the Chatham-Kent Hospice  

Our Father lived a very full life

Born in Windsor just before the depression, dad was the second of four boys. During World War II he enlisted in the Navy. While deployed he maintained correspondence with his sweetheart, our mother, Betty, whom he married after his honourable discharge. They had four children- two daughters and two sons- and were married for 44 years until mom’s passing. He …

My Hospice Experience – A Look Back

Before my husband was admitted, I knew where Hospice was located and that it was a place where people went to die.  I soon became aware of just how vital this service is to our community.  I no longer look at it as a place to die but as a place where the gentle transition from this life is made …

Vintage Tractor Raffle to Benefit the Community of Chatham-Kent

CHATHAM, ON (June 28, 2018) – Because of the thoughtfulness of a local farmer, two local charities in Chatham-Kent will receive the proceeds of a vintage tractor raffle. Tom Robert of Pain Court has refurbished two antique tractors – a 1939 John Deere Model B, valued at $7,500 and a 1954 Massey Ferguson 50, valued at $6,500 – and generously …

CUPE Local 12 Continues their Support for Local Hospice Families

Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 12 recently made a generous donation of $10,000 to Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation to support the end-of-life services offered by Chatham-Kent Hospice to local families when they need it the most. Jodi Maroney, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Executive Director – “We are so thankful to the members of CUPE Local 12 for their …