Celebrate A Life tributes also online

Victoria Hospice invites people to remember loved ones this December

In celebration of the 30th annual Celebrate A Life event, Victoria Hospice is excited to launch an online platform that provides individuals and families a new way to remember loved ones during the holiday season.

The site launched Tuesday (Dec. 1), allowing families to visit CelebrateALifeVictoria.ca to hang a special, personalized tribute ornament on the new virtual tree.

“For many people, the holiday season can be a difficult time of year when dealing with the loss of a loved one,” notes Victoria Hospice Medical Director Douglas McGregor. “Celebrate A Life gives those that are grieving a gentle, personal way to pay tribute to someone who has died.”

The 30-year tradition of hosting a Celebrate A Life display, staffed by trained Hospice volunteers, will continue at Hillside Centre (next to Scotiabank) through Dec. 13. However, sometimes loved ones are far away or just cannot make it to the Celebrate A Life location.

The website allows people to write a personalized message in memory of a loved one, share their tribute through social media, search for tributes, and read through the touching messages left by others. The site also offers tips for coping with grief though the holiday season.

Victoria Hospice invites individuals to take a moment to step aside from the busy holiday rush this season to Celebrate A Life at Hillside Centre or at CelebrateALifeVictoria.ca.

While there is no charge, donations in support of Victoria Hospice are gratefully accepted.

Everyone is also welcome to attend the Celebrate A Life Non-Denominational Memorial Service on Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 to 4 p.m. at the University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rain Walk returns Saturday to raise funds for cancer support

Rain Walk group Team Teal indebted to Inspire Health

Wet’suwet’en supporters occupying legislature in Victoria hold mass day-long teach-in

Supporters opposing the pipeline enter day four at the B.C. legislature

Fiddler on the Roof brings timely message to Oak Bay stage

Musical starts Friday in Dave Dunnet Theatre

Motion for Saanich to stand with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in pipeline debate postponed

One week delay provides more time to build community support, councillor says

B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Public Safety Minister

Nevertheless, Bill Blair said officials remain ‘very anxious’ for the barricades to come down

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

UPDATE: Boy, 5, will donate organs after crash that killed father, son on B.C. highway

Mike Cochlin and sons Liam and Quinn were travelling on Highway 5A

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to meet today with federal and B.C. governments

Nationwide rail and road blockades have been popping up for weeks

Chinatowns across Canada report drop in business due to new coronavirus fears

Around the world, about 81,000 people have become ill with the virus

Endangered butterfly species to be reintroduced to Hornby Island

Hornby Island is about to play a major role in the saving… Continue reading

Prepare for new coronavirus like an emergency, health minister advises

About 81,000 people around the world have now become ill with COVID-19

Winnipeg police investigating graffiti on RCMP and other buildings

Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen denounced the vandalism

Most Read