May marks national recognition of Hospice Palliative Care. This is the 30th anniversary of The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. Working in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Authority - 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 second of four profiles on volunteers with the hospice and palliative care society. Age: 74
Occupation: Retired secretary – always a volunteer.
Home: North Sydney. Birthplace: North Sydney. Family: Married to Brian, blessed with daughters Karen, Jennifer, Tina and son Jimmy, as well as grandchildren Emma, Nicholas, Sarah, Henry and Cassidy. Pets: Missy Paris, Bichon.
Number of Years involved with Hospice Palliative Care Society: Three years.
Why do you believe the work of the HPC Society is important: It is important because the society has raised awareness and promoted palliative care and offers ongoing support for the team that provides palliative care services for individuals and families. The reality of a hospice for our community is a real testament to what the society can achieve.
What was your first job: Admitting office, St. Elizabeth Hospital. What talent would you most like to have: Piano player.
Coffee or tea: Both.
What is your favourite food: Cold water shrimp.
Favourite movie: Thornbirds.
What is your favourite place to travel: Norway.
What is your avourite thing about Cape Breton: Watching the moon on the water.