York, Maine – The Hartley Mason Reserve was ablaze on the evening of November 5 as more than 60 people gathered to honor loved ones lost at the 3rd annual Candles of Remembrance Ceremony of York Hospital Hospice. The evening was an opportunity for anyone in the community who had lost a loved one to reminisce and cherish special memories with friends and family. Each attendee was given a vigil candle and invited to pass the flame and say the name of his or her loved one. A bereavement counselor from York Hospital Hospice led a brief non-denominational service. Following the outdoor service, an indoor reception and Tribute Book viewing followed at the York Harbor Inn. The Tribute Book lists the names of those honored by loved ones by participation in the memorial giving feature of the event. It will be placed on display at the York Hospital Hospice office on Long Sands Road and online at www.YorkHospitalHospice.org.
“Our annual candle lighting ceremony is an opportunity for individuals and families to pay tribute to their loved ones as the holiday season approaches,” said John G. Albert, President and CEO of York Hospital Hospice. “It was wonderful to witness the collective show of support as the community came together in the spirit of remembrance.”
Memorial donations and additions to the online Tribute Book are welcome at any time. For more information contact the York Hospital Hospice office at 207-337-7333.
York Hospital Hospice, in partnership with Merrimack Valley Hospice, offers comfort care and palliative services for patients nearing the end-of-life. Whether patients are at home, in a hospital or a long-term care or assisted living facility, York Hospital Hospice provides compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care for patients, and grief and bereavement support for families and caregivers. For more information, visit www.yorkhospitalhospice.org.