Wendy Kelly

Cape Breton Post - - Weekend -

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 - 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 fourth and fi­nal pro­file on vol­un­teers with the hos­pice and palliative care so­ci­ety. Age: 59.

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Re­tired fed­eral civil ser­vant. Home: Glace Bay.

Birth­place: Glace Bay.

Fam­ily: Mar­ried to Blair, blessed with daugh­ter Nicole, son Jonathan and daugh­ter-in-law Michelle.

Pets: Our pet dog of 18 years, Oreo, passed away a year ago. Now we en­joy our chil­dren’s dogs, Piper and Turk.

Num­ber of years in­volved with Hos­pice Palliative Care So­ci­ety: Nine months. Why do you be­lieve the work of the HPC So­ci­ety is im­por­tant: Any­one with a fam­ily mem­ber who has suf­fered or is suf­fer­ing from a life threat­en­ing ill­ness re­al­izes the im­por­tance of the so­ci­ety in sup­port­ing and pro­mot­ing com­pas­sion­ate care for in­di­vid­u­als and their loved ones. A very im­por­tant goal is to es­tab­lish a hos­pice res­i­dence that will pro­vide care in a home-like set­ting for those who no longer need hospi­tal care but can­not re­main at home. There is a great need for such a res­i­dence in Cape Bre­ton. What was your first job: Teach­ing arts and crafts.

What talent would you most like to have: To play any mu­si­cal in­stru­ment. Cof­fee or tea: Cof­fee.

What is your favourite food:

Any chicken dish.

Favourite movie: For­rest Gump. Favourite place to travel: The Caribbean. What is your favourite thing about Cape Bre­ton: Scenery and re­laxed lifestyle.

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