Penny Leins, left, and Sharon Whalen are two of Nanaimo Community Hospice’s volunteers helping people make memories of loved ones shine on Celebrate A Life trees at Country Club Centre, Hospice House and Hospice Thrift Shoppe. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Loved ones’ memories shine with Hospice Celebrate A Life trees

Nanaimo hospice volunteers will help share memories of loved family members through holiday season

Anyone who wants to share their memory of a loved family member or even their beloved pet can do so over the holiday season, while at the same time giving to Nanaimo Community Hospice Society.

Hospice’s Celebrate A Life trees were decorated Monday morning at Country Club Centre, at Hospice House at 1080 St. George Cres., and at the Hospice Thrift Shoppe at 1925 Bowen Rd.

The trees provide an opportunity for people to take a moment to pause, remember a loved one, and hang a Remembrance Heart card with the loved one’s name on a Celebration of Life Tree where its lights will help that memory shine.

Hospice volunteers are at Country Club Centre to help anyone wishing to write a memory on a card during mall hours until Dec. 18 and angel ornaments are also available by donation to hang on Christmas trees at home.

People can also share their memories at the Celebration of Life tree at Hospice House, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the Hospice Thrift Shoppe, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Dec. 24.

To learn more about the Celebrate A Life trees and Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, its services and upcoming events, visit

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