Take time to remember
Taking some special time to remember a loved one who has passed away can be an important part of the grieving process, especially when that special time is spent in the company of others who also understand the pain of loss.
The annual lighting of the Stanstead Legion’s Memory Tree, which this year takes place on December 8th, has been giving people the opportunity to come together to remember their loved ones for many years. During a simple ceremony, the names of those loved ones are read out, followed by the lighting of the tree, each light representing one of the departed. A $5 fee, which is donated later in its entirety to the CAB RH Rediker, is all it costs.
“We host a reception for everyone after the lighting of the tree,” said Stanstead Legion president David Woodard. During the reception, the Legion presents the cheque to a representative of the CAB RH Rediker; the money collected through the Memory Tree fundraiser.
If anyone would like to have the name of their loved one read out and a light lit in their honour during the Memory Tree reception, they can go to the Stanstead Legion, on Maple Street, from Tuesday to Sunday to give the $5 donation and the needed information.