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Remembering Debbie Nedelak

Debbie Nedelak was a wife, a mom, a sister, and a friend to many people in our community.  Her mantra was, “live, love, laugh”. She was passionate for life, always the life of the party, and had the innate ability to make anyone laugh.  On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the age of 63, Debbie passed away at Peace Arch Hospice.  This was following two diagnoses with breast cancer and a later diagnosis of brain cancer, all of which spanned two decades.  Throughout those years, Debbie endured chemotherapy, radiation and countless procedures as she courageously fought the disease.  Deeply loved and respected by so many in this community and beyond, her legacy of unwavering spirit, generosity, kindness, and exceptional humour cannot be captured in a few words.

In honour of Debbie’s life, her husband Jim and her son Jody created the Debra Nedelak Memorial Fund and have raised over $20,000.00 in the past year.  Graciously, they are donating $20,000.00 to Peace Arch Hospice Society after receiving such exceptional compassionate care and grief support during the most difficult time in their lives.

This giving season, we are seeking to match this generous donation by raising another $20,000.00 to double the impact.  By generously donating, your gift will help families like the Nedelaks by ensuring our professional programs and services remain free of charge and therefore accessible to everyone in our community.

The first 50 donors who donate $200.00 or more to this campaign will be gifted a limited edition original numbered print of “Generations of Hope” signed by artist, Jim Nedelak.  Jim wanted to do something to honour all women who have fought breast cancer and for those who continue to fight, so Debbie encouraged him to draw a picture.  The result was his beautiful drawing titled, “Generations of Hope”, depicting three generations of a family – mother, daughters and grandmother.  He chose to include a splash of pink on each of the ladies, and the faint pink ribbon in the clouds in honours of all women who have battled the disease.

“Generations of Hope”
Medium: Charcoal and coloured pencil
Size: 16” x 20”
Date: December 2007

To donate to this campaign, please click here and select the Debbie Nedelak Direct Mail Campaign from the dropdown on step 2, or you can call 604-531-7484 to donate over the phone.

If you have any questions, please email Emiko at emi@pahospicesociety.org or you call her at
604-531-7484 ext. 113.

Archive-Getting Through the Holidays

Getting Through the Holidays

Surviving the holidays after the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming.  Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11th for a free evening workshop which will provide support and education on how to get through this difficult time.

 

Are you a Grieving Guy?

Are you a Grieving Guy?

The Men’s Grief Support Group was established for men who have lost a loved one and who are, consequently, dealing with a changed life (even a changed world).  Ours is a small group of men who each in his own way is on a similar journey.  We meet monthly to be together, to talk and to listen in supportive and respectful ways.  It is not about instruction or the giving or receiving of advice, but there are often elements of encouragement and learning as we hear each others (and even as we hear ourselves) telling our stories.

When we are grieving, we may feel we have little energy for anything ‘extra’, but we may also appreciate that we cannot do this grief thing all by ourselves.  This unwanted unchosen but also unavoidable experience demands a lot of a person.  We need each other at such times.

We hope that you will be able to join us.  Pre-registration is required; please call 604-531-7484 and ask to speak to a counsellor.

 

Archive-Butterfly Release

Release a butterfly in memory of someone loved and lost.  Join us on July 30th at White Rock Seniors Village for an afternoon of music, refreshments, memories and more.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Us

Peace Arch Hospice Society

Supportive Care Centre
15435 16a Ave Surrey, BC V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484 Open Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
Email: contactus@pahospicesociety.org

Peace Arch Hospice Society
15435 16a Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 1T2, Canada

Supportive Care Centre
15435 16a Ave Surrey, BC V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484 Open Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
Email: contactus@pahospicesociety.org

Direction

Peace Arch Hospice Society Thrift Store

Unit 2A - 15562 24th Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 2J5 Tel: 604-538-7600
Email: thriftstore@pahospicesociety.org

Store Hours
Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Statutory Holidays
Peace Arch Hospice Society Thrift Store
15562 24 Ave #2a, Surrey, BC V4A 2J5, Canada

Unit 2A - 15562 24th Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 2J5 Tel: 604-538-7600
Email: thriftstore@pahospicesociety.org

Store Hours
Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Statutory Holidays
Direction

Peace Arch Hospice Society

15435 - 16A Avenue, South Surrey
British Columbia, Canada V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484

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