With Mother’s Day upon us, Dianne misses her mom and wants to recognize her legacy.
When local couple Dianne McDermid and Peter Seligman were married, they wanted to celebrate an important legacy. Their wedding was not just about the union of their love, it was also about celebrating the life and achievements of Dianne’s mother, Judy McDermid, and her passion for Hospice Georgian Triangle.
Dianne and Peter’s commitment to growing Hospice Georgian Triangle and Campbell House, continues. This Mother’s Day, Dianne is honoring her mother’s story and lifetime commitment to quality end-of-life experiences.
Dianne is asking others to join her in supporting the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation by making a gift in honour of their mother – and in tribute to the many loving mothers, like Judy, who deserve to be recognized through this deserving cause. Any amount makes a difference.
“My mom had the knack to be able to talk to anyone, and also to know exactly what to say in difficult situations, which is part of what made her an extremely great friend and an extraordinary nurse. She was able to comfort people so naturally. She really loved helping people. I wish that she could have met Peter, they would have shared this amazing connection”, explains Dianne.
It’s at special milestones like a wedding that makes many people miss their moms.
“I often wish my mom was around at this point in my life. I was married to my husband Peter this past July, and on several occasions we both have said to each other that it is a shame my mother isn’t here to be part of our lives at this special time”, shares Dianne.
Judy was a devoted nurse during the 1970’s in Collingwood. By the end of her career, she focused her work on Admitting and Discharge Planning, which meant that she became very involved with hospice and end-of-life care. Judy was instrumental in helping to establish what is now Hospice Georgian Triangle.
Hospice Georgian Triangle provides compassionate hospice palliative care at Campbell House and in the community for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses, in the communities of Collingwood, Clearview Township, The Town of Blue Mountains, and Wasaga Beach.
As a nurse, Judy understood the value of having a dedicated resource in the community for people suffering life-limiting illness, along with the support required for grieving families. Hospice Georgian Triangle became the focus of her volunteer work as she strongly believed in the value that it would bring to people who were navigating delicate end of life experiences.
Dianne and Peter wanted Judy’s legacy to be remembered through the incredible work of the staff, care team and nurses of Hospice Georgian Triangle. To accomplish this, they asked for donations to be made to the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation at their wedding, earlier this year.
They are also thinking of Judy, her legacy and how she made a difference this Mother’s Day.
“Please consider a gift to Hospice this Mother’s Day”.
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation’s purpose is to raise the funds to allow Hospice Georgian Triangle provide exceptional hospice palliative care and community programming.
With your help, all services are provided free of charge. To make a gift please visit hgtfoundation.com or call 705-444-2555.
Hospice Georgian Triangle, started in 1987 and has evolved to provide compassionate care in the home and at Campbell House for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illness, living in the communities of The Town of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview Township. Care programs come at no cost to the users and focus on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both the patient and family, enhancing quality of life. Hospice Georgian Triangle relies on the funding of the government and generous donors for all services and programs, including end-of-life care and grief counseling.
Sandra Sullivan, Executive Director, Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation, 705-444-2555 ext. 7521 |SullivanS@HospiceGeorgianTriangle.com
Trish Rawn,, Executive Director, Hospice Georgian Triangle, 705-444-2555 ext. 7520 | RawnT@HospiceGeorgianTriangle.com
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