Hospice Heroes | Hospice Prince Edward

Hospice Prince Edward is very fortunate to have so many devoted volunteers who so generously give their time and talents to support our community residential hospice home, bereavement support and community visiting programs.

We honour our volunteers and their contribution to our community by sharing their stories and accomplishments here. Please visit this page often to read of fellow community members who are making a difference in the lives of our friends, families, neighbours, who are facing very challenging times.

Madeline Mulkeen

November 25 2014

As a child Madeline's playground was the rubble and abandoned air raid shelters that were part of the landscape of post war London, England. She now makes her home in Prince Edward County and volunteers in our community visiting and residential programs, offering support and encouragement to families whose loved one is approaching their end of life journey.

Recently Madeline enthusiastically stepped up once again, volunteering to lay the Remembrance Day wreath at the Picton cenotaph, on behalf of Hospice Prince Edward.

When asked what laying this wreath meant to her, Madeline didn't hesitate. "Having witnessed firsthand the ruins of war, I laid this wreath with pride and gratitude for the troops that gave me my freedom".

Thank you Madeline. We were touched by your eagerness and are very proud to honour you as a Hospice Hero.

Sylvia Cambray

November 18 2014

Silvia Cambray is our Hospice Prince Edward Community Volunteer of the Week.

Silvia is paired with a couple in our community who, by virtue of geography and their personal circumstances, are difficult to support. Despite these challenges, Silvia has persevered and made a connection that others in the family's care circle have struggled to form.

While the care she provides is somewhat unconventional to our usual visiting, she has been flexible and considerate of their feelings and has found creative ways to insert herself in a way that suits the family, and fosters that all-important bond.

Thank you Silvia for sticking it out when it may have been easier to give up; and, for reminding us that our care is best provided when it is truly centred around our clients' needs.