The following quotes are testimonials from families who have accessed the services of Huron Shores Hospice. If you would like to say a few words here about the value of hospice or you would like to share your own experiences, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“ My experience with this grief recovery method has been enormously helpful.
I would be lost and broken still, had I not attended. I actually gained a wonderful friend through this course. I found great relief knowing whatever my grief looked like or however long I needed to work on completion, that was okay. The course gave me confidence to cry more. Speak more. Heal more. ”
– Bren and Joy Ridley
“My Mom passed away peacefully and with dignity at Huron Shore Hospice. We were so thankful to have the hospice close to home and away from the hospital lights and noises. The staff were so compassionate and caring for both my Mom and myself. This is a very important service that our community needs. I am so grateful they were here for my Mom when we needed the care and support.”
– Marcia Neale
“We were very lucky that Ron had the time he had there. Huron Shores Hospice felt like you were coming ‘home from home’ and I was also welcomed to stay there along with my husband. I did not have to worry about Ron’s care, food, washing or cleaning but was welcome to help if I wanted to. As a wife, I felt that I was part of the hospice family while I was there. Huron Shores Hospice supported our entire family, making us part of the system. We were all looked after and if we needed anything, the girls would be falling over themselves to get it. If I wanted to get away from the bedside for a walk, I could and knew someone was with Ron. The entire team was wonderful to our family and Ron said he could not be in a better place. The doctor was exceptional, so kind and caring, comforting me as Ron passed.”
– Pauline (Polly) Kirchel
“The experience was wonderful. It was like being with family in a beautiful hotel suite. It truly changes the ending of the story. Instead of spending your last days in a dull hospital room, you are in a little apartment with a stocked kitchen, a beautiful bedroom for the family to stay and even a little play area for the young kids. All the caregivers are so friendly and come in and chat like you are old friends, putting everyone at ease. It is such a comfort knowing that your loved one is never alone. I often say that hospice care is like going to heaven before you get there.”
– Irene Kerslake
“They went above and beyond to ensure she was comfortable and they obtained and brought her anything she asked for. This is a facility in our area that everyone should be very proud of.”
– Family Member
“I feel that our community is extremely fortunate to have such a warm, comforting, residence such as Huron Shores Hospice. The world is a better place because of the commitment from Huron Shores Hospice.”
“I can't begin to explain the excellent care extended to my husband. Myself and his family will be forever grateful. All the thoughtfulness and total care for our well being will be remembered always.”
“Couldn't imagine a better place to be when that time comes. Everyone is so caring and supportive to June and her family.”
“He was provided with excellent care from the palliative staff and the wonderful volunteers. His family was provided whatever was needed and provided a very comfortable and comforting environment.”
“We were very lucky that our Mom was able to spend her last few days in such a lovely caring place. She was able to die with peace and dignity.”
“Thank you so much for all the care and personal time you give to all who use your service. Each of you are Angels and your touch goes further than you realize.”
– Son and Daughter-in-law
“He was shown much kindness and treated with dignity throughout his stay. They could not have done enough to make it as comfortable for him as possible.”
“The room for the family was perfect to rest yet close to him. Volunteers gave constant comfort and support. Their kindness was given openly and with compassion.”
“From the moment of our late arrival on the day of admittance until the day he left us, you showed again and again why you are absolute heroes! The weight that was lifted that evening can’t be conveyed.”
"The Ripley and District Lions club is pleased to provide this donation in support of the Huron Shores Hospice. Thanks to the incredible generosity of many community businesses, volunteers, sports teams and individuals, our club is proud to provide this financial contribution.
We hope this donation will not only support the financial needs of the Hospice, but also serve as a small token of our appreciation and recognition for the relentless volunteer efforts critical in sustaining the Hospice.
Thanks to your group’s efforts, people in need are able to receive free, end of life care with dignity and respect in the comfort of their own community, surrounded by the love and support of friends and family.
The passion, dedication and commitment of the Hospice volunteers is contagious and serves as an inspiration and reminder to all of us how we can better serve our communities.
We are humbled by your efforts and very proud we can make this contribution on behalf of the communities we serve." - Dan Wilken, President, Ripley and District Lions Club
“The Death Café discussion makes you want to be more prepared for your own death. It is a casual open conversation hearing different perspectives on death and dying. The discussion today will help me with my own conversations with family about this topic.”
End of Life Doula Services
“Going through this process with Cheryl from Huron Shores Hospice brought me peace of mind and really helped to relieve stress, knowing this is all taken care of. I can’t thank Huron Shores Hospice enough for providing this service to those who are dying. She slowly walked me through the necessary tasks and helped create a legacy project to keep me connected to loved ones after I’m gone. Cheryl’s presence in my journey brings me peace. More people should know about this amazing service.”
Grief Recovery Method
“My experience with this grief recovery method has been enormously helpful.
I would be lost and broken still, had I not attended. I actually gained a wonderful friend through this course. I found great relief knowing whatever my grief looked like or however long I needed to work on completion, that was okay. The course gave me confidence to cry more. Speak more. Heal more.”
– Bren and Joy Ridley