Helen’s HUGs

A way to remember.
There is no more poignant symbol of hospice-palliative care than the handcrafted HUG’s individually made by Gerald Shearer. Gerald’s wife died on the Palliative Care program before she had a chance to thank the many staff and volunteers who cared for her during her illness. Helen was a natural “hugger” so in her memory Gerald handmade and presented each staff member with Helen’s HUG. Since that time Gerald has crafted and donated thousands of wooden HUGS to the Hospice Society. They are then painted by many individual and group volunteers in the community including the North River Elementary School, the Nova Institution, and many more.

The perfect gift.
Helen’s HUGs have been requested and sent around the world including France, England, Afghanistan, throughout the US, and Canada, raising awareness about the importance of community support and quality of care at end of life. HUGS are available to the community here in Colchester East-Hants during the Valentine’s season through local businesses. A HUG makes the perfect gift for friends, family and loved ones especially as they remember those special individuals in their lives who have died. All donations go towards our Hospice Society programming including Palliative Volunteer Visiting and Grief and Bereavement Support.

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  • HUGs will be available year round for a suggested donation of $5 each by contacting us online.

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The Angels Remembered Tree is up at the Hospice Centre - 89 Queen Street. Please feel free to drop in to place an Angel on the tree in memory of a loved one.

A special thank you to Treeland Christmas Tree Farm for our beautiful Tree!
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The Angel’s Remembered Tree in Elmsdale at the Lloyd E Matheson Centre.

The Angels Remembered Tree is up at the Hospice Centre - 89 Queen Street. Please feel free to drop in to place an Angel on the tree in memory of a loved one. A special thank you to Treeland Christmas Tree Farm for our beautiful Tree! @DowntownTruro

We’re all set for Angel’s Rembered at @TruroMall! Our volunteers will be on site starting at noon today. #trurobuzz #trurons #novascotua

.@trurodaily: The Colchester East-Hants Hospice Society has partnered with Dalhousie University to bring a new program to the Truro area that will help those dealing with chronic illnesses navigate community services and resources. https://t.co/V6TuBt2deW #NovaScotia #TruroBuzz

Our team is excited that @hospice_ceh is launching the N-CARE program to support adults in the #Truro area who are living at home with serious illness. https://t.co/7BIB2GAUeH

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all-day Angels Remembered – Truro Mall @ Truro Mall
Angels Remembered – Truro Mall @ Truro Mall
Dec 4 – Dec 22 all-day
Angels Remembered - Truro Mall @ Truro Mall | Truro | Nova Scotia | Canada
Angels Remembered is a Colchester East Hants Hospice program tradition that has been taking place since the early 2000’s and has expanded from Truro to include Tatamagouche, Masstown and Elmsdale. It is a popular event in[...]
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all-day Angels Remembered – Masstown Market @ Masstown Market
Angels Remembered – Masstown Market @ Masstown Market
Dec 8 – Dec 22 all-day
Angels Remembered - Masstown Market @ Masstown Market | Debert | Nova Scotia | Canada
Angels Remembered is a Colchester East Hants Hospice program tradition that has been taking place since the early 2000’s and has expanded from Truro to include Tatamagouche, Masstown and Elmsdale. It is a popular event in[...]
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6:30 pm Hospice Social Club – Christmas ... @ Colchester East Hants Hospice
Hospice Social Club – Christmas ... @ Colchester East Hants Hospice
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hospice Social Club - Christmas Cookie Swap @ Colchester East Hants Hospice | Truro | Nova Scotia | Canada
Hospice Social Club Hospice recognizes the mental and physical benefits of getting out of the house and coming together in the community. There are an abundance of groups, activities and events already happening in our[...]