Media Release – Hospice Simcoe’s Tree of Remembrance

December 15, 2020

We invite the community to remember their loved ones this holiday season by placing an ornament on our Tree of Remembrance.

It has always been a tradition at this time of year for people to remember their loved ones—those close by, those who are far away, and those who are no longer living. For many years now at Hospice Simcoe, we have provided an opportunity for people in our community to remember their loved ones by placing one of our ornaments on our Tree of Remembrance.

This year the tree will be displayed outside of our Residence in our gazebo throughout the month of December. Over the holiday season, we welcome you or anyone you know in the community to come by and place an ornament on the tree as a special way of remembering your loved ones who are no longer with you. The tree will remain up until Monday, December 28th, so if you wish to get your ornament back, please remove it from the tree by that date. There is no cost to place an ornament on the tree.

When deciding on your ornament to be placed, please keep in mind that it will be exposed to the elements and the tree will not be monitored, so please do not display anything of great sentimental or monetary value.  

“While nothing can take away the great loss we feel, sharing in meaningful ceremonies and traditions gives us the reassurance that our loved one will forever be remembered and part of our lives.” 

Lori Scholten-Dallimore, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Hospice Simcoe

Below quotes provided by Lori:

“I wait for the time when we can soar together again.  Until then, live your life to its fullest and when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart, I will be there.”

Emily Dickinson

“So long as we live, they too shall live; for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.”

S. Kamens and J. Riemer

Since opening the doors to our residence 11 years ago, over 2,300 people have spent their final days and weeks with us.

For the dying and the bereaved, Hospice Simcoe provides compassionate, expert care and services to ease the pain – before, during and after their journey. 


Media Enquiries: 

Kelly Hubbard, Executive Director, Hospice Simcoe

(705) 722-5995 |

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