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Hospice stakeholders want to break taboos, educate
Photo by Simon Fuller. Bob Girard, on the grounds of the Jocelyn House Hospice.
A key figure at a landmark Winnipeg hospice says it’s time to break through the taboos surrounding terminal illness and the end of life.
“We’re very comfortable talking about the beginning of life and family and love and the neo-natal aspect, but not so good talking about the end of life,” said Bob Girard, board chair of Jocelyn House, whose mother-in-law, Jennie, died at home “peacefully, relatively pain-free and surrounded by loved ones” last year.
“I’ve seen lots of people squirming in their chairs when this becomes the topic of conversation.”
Girard, a Whyte Ridge resident, said the whole idea of hospice is about accepting the end of life as an inevitability, and making life as comfortable as possible until that time comes.
Reflections Spring 2013
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Sunday Supper Success!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Supper on Sunday, and supported us in other ways. The event was our best attended yet with over 150 guests.Visit our gallery page for photos from the event courtesy of Perfect Day Photo Works.