On Jan. 10, Keith and Linda Battler presented Huron Shores Hospice with their final donation for 2021. Keith, a realtor at Royal Lepage in Kincardine, pledged to donate $250 for each property he listed during the calendar year. His first three donations totaled $6,000, and the final installment of $1,000 brought their 2021 donation to $7,000, money that will be used to fund the operation of the hospice.
The Battlers decided to make the quarterly donations as their way of showing appreciation for the care their sister-in-law, Marie Wilson, received as a resident of Huron Shores Hospice.
After the donation, the Battlers announced they would continue with their commitment for 2022.
“We are going to do the same as last year, ”said Linda Battler, who also sits on the Hospice fundraising committee. “We plan to sponsor Huron Shores Hospice $250 for every listing Keith gets. We see the great value (of the Hospice) but it takes a lot of money to run it so we are happy to support it.”
“It is very special to us when the families we have served wish to give back to ensure other families can receive compassionate care, when comfort matters the most,” said co-chair Cheryl Cottrill. “It truly speaks to the value our families see in having a community hospice, where free, quality, compassionate end-of-life care is offered to those needing support for their loved ones, by providing peace and dignity to the dying.”
“ A big thank you to Keith and Linda Battler for partnering with us to create a world where end-of-life receives the same beauty, care and respect as the beginning, by making moments matter,” continued Cottrill. “The monies will be put to good use as we ramp up our end-of-life planning sessions, Doula services and Grief Recovery sessions in 2022 and enhance our family experience in the suites, making even more moments matter in 2022.”
Huron Shores Hospice provides quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, Huron-Kinloss and surrounding areas. Its vision is to create a world where end-of-life receives the same beauty, care and respect as the beginning, by creating moments that matter. In addition to end-of-life care, Huron Shores Hospice also provides free programs for Grief Recovery, End of Life Doula services, Death Cafes and End-of-Life Planning workshops. Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-led, community-funded organization, located within Tiverton Park Manor in Tiverton, Ontario.