Celebrate A Life – Stories

Grief is a Shared Journey

Grief can be the loneliest feeling at any time of year. But in a global pandemic, with holidays approaching, grief is even lonelier.

That’s why Victoria Hospice invites everyone to come together to celebrate the lives of people we have lost – whether this year or long ago.

Join us in this virtual gathering of memories and reflections by reading stories here and by sharing your memories on social media and tagging #celebratealife.

Celebrating Elliot Cleveland (Staples) Eurchuk

 I am remembering with lasting love, my 16-year-old grandson.

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Celebrating Paul Sekhon

Bringing people together was his superpower.

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Celebrating Shelley Deglan

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.

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Celebrating Joanna Carlson

After 26 years, I’m still finding out what it’s like to lose a twin.

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Celebrating Tyler Wormell

Tyler taught us what it meant to show up.

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Celebrating Rose Johnson

Her laughter was mischievous, her eyes were warm, and her hugs were reassuring.

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Celebrating Ann Macgregor

If you have a sibling, do something wonderful for them. 

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Celebrating Bernie Dopko

Bernie is forever loved.

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Celebrating Ghislain “Jessie” Imbeault

My Dad started working in the “bush” at a very young age. He was fearless!

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Celebrating Nicola Benn

I have doubled in age, while she remains forever young. 

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Celebrating Henry (Hank) Amos Biles

His sense of humour was contagious and he was always there with a helping hand.

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Celebrating Orv Coulter

He was a true cowboy at heart.

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Special thanks to Christin Carruthers @oohoohdarling