Members of the Clearwater and District Hospice Society pose next to the Memory Tree at the Clearwater Lodge for their annual Lights to Remember campaign on Dec. 16, 2019. The group sold 163 cards last year, the proceeds of which were allocated toward completing the new hospice room in the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (Jaime Polmateer photo)

Members of the Clearwater and District Hospice Society pose next to the Memory Tree at the Clearwater Lodge for their annual Lights to Remember campaign on Dec. 16, 2019. The group sold 163 cards last year, the proceeds of which were allocated toward completing the new hospice room in the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (Jaime Polmateer photo)

Annual hospice tree will not have cards this year

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In appreciation of the Clearwater and District individuals that have supported the Clearwater and District Hospice Society (CDHS), this years’ Christmas tree display in the Clearwater Lodge lobby will be sponsored by the CDHS. Though the annual Lights to Remember cards will not be sold this year, the Society hopes to have them on sale again in 2021.

The tree will be decorated by CDHS members on Monday, Nov. 23. Anyone wishing to visit the tree to remember loved ones are still more than welcome to visit the Lodge lobby, beginning Nov. 24. A big thank you to the Lodge for allowing the CDHS to continue to place a tree in the lobby each year.

The tree will be in the lobby until Jan. 3, 2021. While the tree can be seen from the highway, and upfront and personal viewing is always a wonderful experience.

Unfortunately, Hospice members have been unable to visit with patients in the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, due to COVID-19 restrictions, but they will be back in the hospital when Interior Health deems the services of the CDHS possible once again.

The new hospice room in the hospital looks wonderful and the room has been furnished by the CDHS with funds raised over the years.

The CDHS is reminding you to visit the tree and remember those that are not with us this holiday season.

If interested in the CDHS, please call Eileen Sedgwick at 250-674-2400.

May all your families and friends look towards the positive things in life. Enjoy the “Lights to Remember” from members of Clearwater and District Hospice.