Concordia Way 2018 Spring Issue - Page 10



Concordia Foundation News
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Your donation to the
Juliette Bousquet Fund will enable
Concordia Hospital to add more
Comfort Care Rooms—calm, serene rooms
that provide privacy and dignity
for Concordia patients and residents
nearing the end of their lives,
and their families.
more donor families stepped forward to pledge
their support for an additional two Comfort
Care Rooms, bringing us even closer to our
goal. We anticipate that work will begin shortly
to complete the project. One of the rooms will
be a loving tribute in honour of the donor’s
mother, mother-in-law, and sister—all named
Anna. The “Anna Room” will be dedicated
later this spring.
In addition, three families have come to us
with an idea for setting up a memorial fund
to complete the fifth room. These families tell
us they appreciate the compassionate care they
received at Concordia, and wanted to give
back by creating a lasting legacy in memory
of their parents.
“I want to thank you and your staff for the
wonderful care they provided my mother during her last days,” wrote one donor. “Please
also pass on my gratitude for this beautiful
patient room. It was such a gift for my family
and me to spend time with my mother in her
room. Please accept this donation for support
of other rooms in the future.”
Another donor wrote, “Our mother passed
away in May in the very first Comfort Care
Room. The comfort of this unit was the perfect
setting where we could all be together with
mom with no time limit or clock-watching
during her final days. Our mother’s passing
was one of love and peace, and we thank you
for making this last memory one of dignity
and peace.”
The Juliette Fund is born
The Juliette Fund is being established to
encourage matching donations in honour of
Juliette Bousquet, who passed in March. Her
THANK YOU
CO N CO R DI A
FOR
90 YEARS
STEFAN HOME
BUILDERS LTD.
Call us at
204.661.7156
FIRE & FLOOD RESTORATION
A DIVISION OF STEFAN HOME BUILDERS LTD.
or donate online at
WWW.CONCORDIAFOUNDATION.CA
204-663-2770
Juliette Bousquet. Photo supplied by her
family just before she became ill last year.
story, along with other stories of families and
patients, will be the feature of our upcoming
fundraising Gala on April 20, and the Concordia Golf Classic on June 13. The committees
of both events have enthusiastically embraced
their projects, and are committed to raising the
remainder of the funds needed to complete the
fifth room. This final room dedication will be
a true community effort.
Each of these families has also found comfort and support from our Spiritual Care program— especially Bereavement Care, which is
managed by our team so beautifully.
The Concordia Foundation team has
thoroughly loved meeting with these family
members and hearing how much Concordia
means to them. We will keep the entire Concordia family updated on our progress as we
move into 2018.
Thank you
...to the donors who have contributed
toward the Comfort Care Rooms.
Roger Gripp and Family dedicated
the first room that opened in February
2017 to the memory of Rev. Mark Gripp.
A donation from Wawanesa Insurance made possible the second room,
which opened in November 2017. Peter
and Revita Dyck dedicated the third
room, which is being built this spring,
to “Anna”. Her story will be told later
this fall.
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10 The Concordia Way
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Spring 2018

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