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Society office named in honour of local family

Hospice board volunteers stand with members of the Rock family, after whom the administration home has been named. - Cory Cassel photo
Hospice board volunteers stand with members of the Rock family, after whom the administration home has been named.
— image credit: Cory Cassel photo

The Mission Hospice Society’s Hillcrest Street residence was renamed the Rock Family Hospice House Dec. 12 in honour of the local family’s assistance.

The Rocks purchased the home, renovated it, and paid for all municipal permits for the work, and have now offered it to the society for a low monthly rent.

The event also recognized the efforts of Lillian Dudfield, after whom the resource room was named.

The open house drew in dozens of local residents who came to explore the new facility, which serves as the society’s administration offices, and the location for bereavement and volunteer training programs.

Also honoured was John Retallick, who donated more than 220 hours of his time doing all the renovations. Save-On-Foods donated a $5,000 gift card for the society to use throughout the year. Nutek Signs contributed the new sign for the home and the Elks Club was thanked for its support.

Board president David Goodier said, “We are very blessed to have so many businesses, individuals and community partners supporting us and the board wants to recognize and thank everyone for all they do to help the Mission Hospice Society operate and support end of life care.”

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