Langley Hospice Society is pleased to present the Celebrate a Life memorial wall, a place where those we love are remembered.
This section is made up of writings from people who have experienced the loss through death of someone they love. In their grief journey, it has helped them to share the story of their loss. Some of the pages end with a way for you to connect directly with them.Visit the Memorial Wall
“Alexandra “Al” Silber seems to have everything: brilliance, beauty, and talent in spades. But when her beloved father dies after a decade-long battle with cancer when she is just a teenager, it feels like the end of everything. Lost in grief, Al and her mother hardly know where to begin with the rest of their lives. Into this grieving house burst Al’s three friends from theatre camp, determined to help out as only drama students know how—and they’re moving in for the duration. Over the course of that winter, the now five-strong household will do battle with everything Death can throw at them—meddling relatives, merciless bureaucracy, soul-sapping sadness, the endless Tupperware. They will learn (almost) everything about love and will eventually return to the world, altered in different ways by their time in a home by a river. Told with raw passion, candor and wit, White Hot Grief Parade is an ode to the restorative power of family and friendship—and the unbreakable bond, even in death, between father and daughter.”
“…that’s how it is with pain: it is like hibernation, a chrysalis of sorts forms around us while we heal. Or transform. Or both. That is not shameful, not weak. It is necessary.”
1. Who do you know who has died?
2. How did you know your person had died? Who told you?
3. Did you go to a funeral or a service after your person died?
4. How did you say goodbye to your person?
5. How do you feel about the death of your person?
If you would like to view our Langley Hospice Society & Foundation 2019/20 Annual Report, please visit: www.langleyhospice.com/annualreport2020.
At each AGM, we celebrate the ongoing contributions to the Society through the Langley Hospice Foundation’s Second Story Treasures #ThriftStore. (Photo: (left to right) Anne Dent, Langley Hospice Foundation Board Member; Melanie McDougall, Second Story Treasures Store Manager; Kathy Derksen, Langley Hospice Society Board President; and Carissa Halley, Langley Hospice Society Executive Director.
In our 2019/20 fiscal year, this little store that could provided the Langley Hospice Society with $190,000.00, OR more than 35% of our operating budget. These funds help us provide important palliative and bereavement care and support programs and services, free of charge for our community.
Huge #Gratitude to the donors, customers, volunteers and staff who help make this possible.
1. Round coffee filters (2 per butterfly)
2. Colored markers (washable)
3. Wooden clothespins
4. Pipe cleaners (one half per butterfly)
5. Spray bottle with water
1. Place two coffee filters on top of each other on a wipeable surface.
2. Use the markers to colour the top filter. You can use one solid colour or multiple colours. I recommend using more than one colour.
3. Mist the coffee filters with water from the spray bottle until just slightly damp. The ink will run and create a beautiful effect.
4. Allow filters to dry completely.
5. Decorate the clothes pin using markers. You can draw eyes on the top or even glue on googly eyes!
6. Fold the coffee filters together accordion style, then the pinch them in the middle and slide the clothes pin in. Spread the filter out to resemble the butterfly wings.
7. Cut a pipe cleaner in half and place inside the clothes pin to resemble the antenna.