May marks national recognition of Hospice Palliative Care. This is the 30th year anniversary of the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. Working in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Cape Breton Palliative Care Service, the society’s mission is to support and promote compassionate care for patients and their families and with the help of volunteers in many roles is able to do so. This is the first of four profiles on volunteers with the hospice and palliative care society.
Occupation: Retired social worker Home: Sydney River Birthplace: Garden of Eden, Pictou Co. Family: Married to Robert, blessed with daughters Laura and Maria, son Adam and son-in-law Johnathan.
Pets: Lola, the French bulldog; also a grand dog.
Number of Years Involved with the Hospice Palliative Care Society: Three years. Why do you believe the work of the HPC Society is important: In my career as a medical social worker, I witnessed the importance of end of life care for patients and families both in hospital and at home. Now I can support the work of the hospice society by fundraising, which will enhance existing programs and contribute to future endeavours such as the proposed hospice residence. Age: … is but a number.
What was your first job: Clerk in a country store. What talent would you most like to have: Fiddle player
Coffee or tea: Both.
What is your favourite food: Italian, or anything made by Robert.
Favourite movie: “The Sound of Music.”
What is your favourite place to travel: Ireland and Spain.
What is your favourite thing about Cape Breton: Landscape and beaches.