THUNDER BAY – Local – A newly released collection of stories takes readers on a journey of the heart; Life’s Way, Reflections of Hospice Volunteers in Northwestern Ontario will be launched on Friday April 13th at 7:00PM at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Joan Williams, Executive Director of Hospice Northwest says this about Life’s Way, “We hope that the stories in this collection will ignite a desire in readers to pursue hospice volunteering so that they too may appreciate the honour of accompanying a fellow human being on the end-of-life journey”.
Life’s Way is an honest and inspiring collection of personal stories chronicling the experiences of Hospice Northwest volunteers in Thunder Bay and region. In the publication, palliative care volunteers reflect on the profound experiences of being a companion to persons who are acutely grieving or facing a life-limiting illness. Many speak of the lessons they have learned and offer practical wisdom for life and death.
A tender, courageous, and sometimes heartbreaking collection of true stories, this book takes the reader on a journey of the heart and invites them to look within and embrace their own potential for authentic human connection.
This event is open to the public and will include readings from the book, music and light refreshments. There will also be the opportunity to purchase a copy of Life’s Way and have it signed by some of volunteers who shared their experiences within the book.
This book would not have been possible without the financial assistance of The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, The Paterson Foundation, Tbaytel, and The Port Arthur Rotary Club.