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You are Not Alone with Prairie Hospice

Having lived in the town of Nokomis for 47 years, Marilyn Steve-Zorn never expected to move to the city. In Nokomis, she had a lovely two-storey home, a huge garden with mature fruit trees on a triple lot, lifelong friends.…

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A Family of the Heart

For the last 17 years of her career, Dawn worked at John Dolan, a school in Saskatoon that serves students with multiple disabilities. With a Masters Degree in Exceptional Education, she worked half-time in the classrooms and half-time as Vice…

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A Royal Escort

Her Royal Highness “Princess Callie” and her courtier Jim  are well known in the Prairie Hospice Society community. Together they do a lot of volunteering, and “the princess” has become something of a star. However, Callie wasn’t always treated like…

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What Goes Around, Comes Around

Life was wonderful and busy for Ed  and his wife Wendy: two grown families and grandchildren from their previous marriages; hockey; kaiser; travel; friends. While Ed had retired from his job as a federal meat inspector, Wendy still worked full-time…

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A Chance to Help – At a Crucial Time

There were three seminal stories around death and dying that made a huge impact on me many years ago. These accounts haunted me, changed me … and instilled in me a thirst and a quest to learn better how to…

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Of Gardens and Gratitude

“I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and  planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” – Abraham Lincoln  Throughout her life, Joyce Comeault lived in a…

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A Friendship Blossoms

For two strangers, it was the garden that brought them together. And once the seed was planted, it was a special friendship that blossomed. * * * Joan had been a stay-at-home mom for much of her adult life. In…

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