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Fall 2017 - Update

West-end Anglican Churches for Hospice Goal Now a Reality!

Members of the West-end Anglican Churches for Hospice Committee had the opportunity in the fall of 2017 to tour and witness the opening of Hein House, the newly constructed residential hospice in Kanata that will serve patients from Ottawa West.

The committee, led by St John’s, Parish of March in honour of its 175th Anniversary, brought together about twenty Anglican churches and the Diocese of Ottawa to raise $100,000 to sponsor the Living Room at the hospice, a gathering place for family members as their loved ones are cared for in their final days.  The goal was reached ahead of schedule – in under two years – with thanks due to individual donors, various parishes’ fundraisers, the Clergy on the Catwalk silent auction and fashion show that featured the designs of Judy Joannou in the Spring of 2015, and of course the Diocese of Ottawa GIFT Grant of $50,000.

Adjacent to the entranceway, the Living Room features a wall of windows with a view of a water feature and Gayle’s Garden, a double-sided fireplace, lofted ceiling, and proximity to the kitchen and meeting space.  A special gift to May Court Hospice in 2003, a beautiful quilt, hangs on a large wall.  The room will be furnished by the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club.

Congratulations to Phyllis Paryas, Chair, West-end Anglican Churches for Hospice and the committee for realizing this meaningful and lasting contribution to end-of-life care in Ottawa.