Angels Remembered

Bringing peace, joy, and remembrance.

The Christmas season can be a particularly difficult time of year for those in our community grieving a loss. Angels Remembered is a program that addresses grief and loss by providing an opportunity for the community to remember the special individuals who have touched their lives and since died. The Hospice sets up “Angels Remembered Trees” in various locations across the region and the community is invited to adorn the tree with an Angel in memory of someone who has died.

“Angels Remembered has become a significant way for many people in our community to recognize and acknowledge the importance of keeping memories alive” – Serena Lewis, Former Executive Director

A holiday tradition.

Angels Remembered has become an important part of the holiday season for many residents of Colchester East-Hants. Dozens of committed volunteers crochet hundreds of angels and are present at the tree locations where over 1800 angels are placed each year. This annual event was an idea sparked from our very own volunteers, Janice Little and Betty Riddell, to reach out and connect with those in the community grieving a loss during the holidays. The programs success is not only measured by the funds raised to support our programs and service, but also knowing that with every crocheted ornament placed on our trees there is a story of a loved one, an angel remembered, at Christmas.

“Many of the angels are hand crafted by volunteers, and the person making the angel provides a wonderful human connection for those who are grieving.” – Betty Riddell

Resources

  • To volunteer at an Angels Remembered Tree please contact us online or at 902-893-3265.

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Did You Know?

We were able to purchase our new home – at 89 Queen Street in Truro – thanks to two generous gifts from the community.

The first was from the late Joanne Venner, who bequeathed her home to the hospice society in 2010. The second was from 107-year-old Nelly Traxler who left half of her estate to the society in honour of her mother, Frau Marta Bumova.

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society took possession of this 20th century, revival style house on March 27th, 2013 and moved our offices in that Fall.

Where the hospice society does not receive direct funding from the government, we rely on the support of a generous community to fund our programs and services.

Thanks to all of our supporters!
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It's a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 743 – was NOT played. Thank you to all participants for your continued support... Next week's winnings are estimated to be $500!

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The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society welcomed a new Executive Director in December, 2018. Stacey Harrison has been at the helm for just over four months and is looking forward to what the future holds for her and the organization.

"I sat on the Hospice Board for two years and, after experiencing a personal loss, I was prompted to get more involved with the organization. When the opportunity came up, I was excited to take on this new role."
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ROLLOVER WEEK! Next week's winnings estimated to be $370! Thank you for your continued support! ... See MoreSee Less

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