Live on Legacy Story Tellers Program announced!

Matthews House Hospice in Alliston is receiving $72,700 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its new Live on Legacy Storytelling Program.The hospice held an open house Oct. 19 to kick off the launch of the new program. See more details

The Stories…Take a moment, click on the name listed below.

Meghan Leduc 6 Stories from the Reflection Wall - #1
Amarjit Chana Barb Peters- Her Mom
Jacques Levac Jim Davidson
Edith Melhuish George (Duro) Naray - Margaretta’ s Dad
Aaltjs (Ollie) Pijper - Mel’s aunt Theo Vander Zaag’s Journal on John
Norma Brotherson Dorothy Powell
Sarah Marjorie Todd Gerald Tremblay

Meghan LeDuc

August 2018 - Meghan didn't let her cancer define her. Instead, she ensured that she lived every moment, always laughing and making jokes until the very day she died. She chose labels like Mother, Daughter, Sister, Wife; not Sick or Selfish. She chose to live, even when her body had other ideas, and in her short life, she set out to care for others. Meghan celebrated her 37th birthday at Matthew's House, surrounded by her children, parents, and sister. In her final days, she shared life secrets, talked about her life goals, which mostly revolved around being a mom. That's where her legacy continues: through Meghan's son and daughter, she lives.

 

Amarjit Chana

October 2018 - One resident Amarjit, allowed MHH to be a part of her family by providing a space for them all to come together for a 66th birthday.  The Great Room was filed with laughter, tears, conversations, traditions and mostly a full spectrum of generations from age 1 to 94 watching their loved one in Kathy’s kitchen in her bed blowing out the candles.  Our volunteer photographer was able to capture some of the expression through the lens of her camera as seen below. Special thanks to Aimee for giving of her time.


Jacques (Jack) Levac

October 2018 - Jack asked his loved ones to gather photos of his family and friends to take with him as part of the completion of his life time guarantee. Both he and his family would like you all to enjoy the life of Jacques (Jack) Levac.


Edith Melhuish

October 2018 - Born in London, England on May 17, 1925, passed away peacefully in her 94th year. She was predeceased by her loving husband Philip William Melhuish. Beloved mother of Martin Melhuish and Christine (Melhuish) Broster (husband Peter Broster), devoted grandmother of Heather Broster (husband Mathieu Gasquet) and Nicholas Broster and dear sister of Irene Thorndike, Shirley Comber and Linda Clouder. She was a pillar of strength and an inspiration to her children and grandchildren, dedicating her life to her family even as she spent more than 25 years as Executive Assistant to the President of a leading Toronto-based distributor of construction supplies. These are just some of the people in Edith’s life.


Norma Brotherson

December 2018 - Norma was at Matthews House Hospice to celebrate her 87th birthday with family, friends and all of us at MHH. As part of her birthday present she was presented with a collection of photographs of some of the times and people of her life and she would like to share them as part of her Legacy.


Dorothy Powell

January 2019 - The story of Dorothy, or Dot as she preferred, is shared below with family photos and her beautiful art work. Dot married a beautiful sole name, Don who encouraged the release of these creative art pieces. This art work is just a small part of Dot’s legacy and they will adorn the walls of generation to come.