Some kind and generous words from our clients & their families.
"What these people do for families like us is beyond words. I am forever grateful for them."
For the first time in 4 years, we have known the time would have to come when we move my Dad from our home to the place where you will finally rest your soul. These women here at Matthews house are nothing short of angels so I can breathe knowing they are loving and caring for you when I step away. But no words or anything anyone can do can ease the pain or make this any more ...difficult than it has been. Thank you to everyone during this very difficult time and respecting our privacy to spend the last days of life with his immediate family. If you got a chance to know him; you were blessed. And. You were lucky enough to have him love you; you are the luckiest person alive. Know he is surrounded by my mom, my two sisters and myself daily during this time. And just know. He's already grabbed the hearts of all the ladies here .Again thank you all for your support and love. To make a donation to the Matthews house residential hospice pls go to : http://www.Canadahelps.org/ Everybit counts. What these people do for families like us is beyond words. I am forever grateful for them. PLEASE DONATE!!!
"This was the greatest thing I could have done for her.”
I can't tell you how important Matthews House has been to me. Before my wife got sick, I was only vaguely aware of hospices and the services they provide. To me it was something that only older people needed. I could not have been more wrong. When we got the news that my wife`s illness was terminal I did not know where to turn. That is when Matthew's House came into my life. During my wife`s illness they provided support to my wife, which gave me the courage to grant her last wish, to die with dignity at home. This was the greatest thing I could have done for her. But my story does not end there. After her passing it was the lowest point in my life. Again, Matthews House was there for me. Through their grief counselling I have been able to understand the importance of my relationship with my wife and have found reason to carry on. Without Matthews House, I really don't know what I would have done. Thank you.
“We will be forever grateful.”
There are times when words aren't adequate enough to express our appreciation and this is one such time. To all of you, a simple "thank you"..... they are small words but significant in meaning. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the compassionate care you gave Bob, Heather and me during the final week of his life. We will be forever grateful. You fulfilled his final wishes to die in Hospice. at first I was very reluctant to relinquish being his primary care giver, however, once there, I realized Bob had made the right decision: his final act of love and compassion for his family. Thank you again for making that possible.
"There are no words to say how grateful my family and I are for the care and compassion you showed my husband. Your support, kind words and deeds made it easier for all of us". - R.A
“The help they were able to provide was unbelievable.”
When my Mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer several years ago, one of the first on the scene was Matthews House. They came into our lives when we were really at a loss as to where to turn and what to do. They have the expertise, contacts, compassion, the volunteers, the caregiver group and so much more. The help they were able to give our family was just unbelievable! And now, almost two years later, Mum is still with us and Matthews House is still on the scene - but now they're friends as well.
"Keep doing the wonderful, compassionate work that you do." - John
“A pillar of support for all of us.”
Matthews House has been a pillar of support for all of us. My husband who has now passed away, suffered for many years with a debilitating neurological disease. He had the unwavering support of a volunteer from Matthews House, who became not only a friend and confidant, but a pillar of support for all of us during a very difficult time in our lives. At a time of uncertainty, fear, anger, sadness, worry, and loneliness, it is invaluable to have someone to talk to, someone who regularly visits, through good times and bad, someone who never judges, and someone who you can share your deepest fears with. Matthews House has welcomed us all, given us a place to go where people truly understand and empathize with you, don’t judge you or criticize you, don’t tell you how you should feel, they just help you come to terms with your loss, and start the healing process from the sadness and heartbreak of losing a loved one. Thank you Matthews House...
“I don't know what people would do without them.”
Matthews House helped ease my stress, kept me going and functioning reasonably, since I lost my husband. They do a lot for my mental and emotional health with extremely good support. They ‘ve helped me deal with my loss and also to deal with caretaking of my mother, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia. When I think of Matthews House I think of all the support I get from them. I don’t know what people would do without them. Without their support, I don’t know what I would do
"Kindness and thoughtfulness is what sets you apart."
Matthews House is an amazing charity that I admire. The services you provide are numerous and greatly needed. The way in which you deliver your services, with such kindness and thoughtfulness, is what truly sets you apart. Your staff and volunteers go above and beyond for the benefit of the community. Thank you so much for all you do!
“Peace and comfort.”
I cannot thank you enough for the peace and comfort you provided my uncle in his last weeks of life. Unfortunately, I had moved out of the province right before he went into Matthews House and never got to visit, but I have heard nothing but amazing things from my family about the services you provide. Once again, thank you for everything that everyone did for Luke.
"I am so glad that Matthews House Hospice brought us some comfort when we needed it." - Robert
"Thank you for the comfort and love you provided during this difficult journey." - Sylvia
"Thank you for all the wonderful care your staff gave Joyce!" - Faye & Gerald
"Many thanks for all you do for our community." - Margaret
"My sister in law received loving care at the residence until her passing. Thank you so much for your loving care." - Joe
"Thank you to the ladies who took such good care of Joyce." - Grant & Margaret
"My husband and I are grateful for the tender care you provide your residents, and especially for the comfort you gave Kathy. She was a great soul and a beautiful person." - Debbie & Chris
"I just wanted to sincerely thank you and the Matthews House Hospice staff for taking such good care of my friend during his last days. It offers me some comfort knowing he was so well looked after." - K.W.
"Thank you for your care with Jimmy's mom. These moments in life are never easy, your assistance during these last few weeks was very helpful to Jimmy. Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking her in!" - Peter & Jeffrey
"Thank you for all the help and care you gave our dear friend." - C. & M.
"Many thanks for your wonderful facilities and the wonderful care you gave my dad Harold. Kudos to you all." - Irene
"Thank you so much for caring for my Uncle." - M & B
"This comes straight from the heart - I shall always remember you all." - Rita
"Thank you for the good care my daughter-in-law received while in hospice." - Leonard
"I know my friend appreciated the excellent care and kindness her husband received during his long illness." - Janet
"Thank you for caring for our friend. His family praised your facility." - C.L.
"Thank you so much for the wonderful care my husband got." - Irene
"It was a pleasure meeting all of you and I would like to extend my gratitude for all that you do for everyone and especially for my friend. God bless you." - L.M.