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A home away from home…

“During the last few months of my dad’s life, we spent more time attending medical appointments and visits to the hospital then anyone of us wanted, including dad. This was our new life and none of us were coping well. 

We wanted the best for my dad, and we didn’t know where to turn.

One of my mom’s friends Carole, said she was a volunteer at Carpenter Hospice, and we should give them a call. That was a phone call that immediately changed all our lives. We had no idea that we would find our home away from home, but that’s just what happened.

From the moment we walked through the doors of the hospice, we could feel our anxiety levels decrease. The staff and volunteers made sure that my dad was comfortable, relaxed, and calm. Our days were now spent visiting with my dad, enjoying each other’s company, and sharing memories together.

One thing my dad absolutely loved was the lemon loaf that Carole baked almost daily at the hospice. The smell of it baking in the oven filled the hospice. It made our hearts burst to see the smile on my dad’s face when he enjoyed a piece of that lemon loaf. A wonderful memory that we will cherish.

To honour my dad and this wonderful memory, I have included Carole’s lemon loaf recipe. Sometimes it is the simple things in life that bring such joy. This recipe did that for my dad and our family, and Carole was kind enough to let us share a bit of that joy with you.


Carole’s Lemon Loaf Recipe


This is just a small bit of our journey at Carpenter Hospice. There were so many more brilliant memories, and we are incredibly thankful that our community hospice was there for us.

Today, I am asking that you join our family and give to Carpenter Hospice this holiday season. I can tell you, without a doubt, that we would have been lost without it.

There is a family, just like ours, not knowing where to turn. Your gift today makes sure that Carpenter Hospice is there for them tomorrow, and every step of the way.

Carpenter Hospice, a home away from away.

With grateful thanks,”



Thank you for reading Sarah’s story. It is a privilege to have the support of community members like you, who understand the importance of compassionate hospice and palliative care.

Every donor relationship is built on trust, respect, and confidence that your gift will have a significant impact on the families and individuals we are humbled to serve. Each gift received ensures services are offered at no cost and we have the ability to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

To discuss how to make a gift this holiday season please call John @ 905.631.9994 ext 118 or Click here for online donation

Thank you!

The Carpenter Hospice