Spring Memorial Service May 21, 2015

Spring Memorial Service May 21, 2015

A Memorial Service is a time to share our remembrances and honor our loved ones. We honored those who have left us their legacies and memories. We named their names, shared memories, lit candles, and released balloons.

None of us is ever the same after we lose a loved one. Death leaves a permanent mark on the living. For some of us, we are on the brink of a new search for God, or a new way of seeing God, in light of this loss. Many of us have lost parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren. We have prayed for miracles…and sometimes miracles come… sometimes the answer to our prayers happens when our loved ones stop suffering and pass away peacefully into the arms of the angels who carry their souls to God.

Family members, friends, residents, and staff attended our service. Denene Hurst, our CEO, offered the welcome. Chaplains from Bristol Hospice and Crossroads Hospice participated in reading sacred scriptures and being available for pastoral conversations after the service.