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									                                                       At some time, in some way, we must all face the end of life. Most of us share a common
                                                        hope—that when death comes to us or to a loved one, it will be peaceful and free of pain.
                                                       We hope to face death surrounded by a circle of support, feeling safe, comfortable and
                                                       cared for. This is the promise of Hospice Greater Saint John.

                                                                                               Share the Vision
                                               Hospice Greater Saint John is a community non-profit charity dedicated to comfort,
Our History                         care and hope in life’s final journey. From our early beginnings in 1983, volunteers and staff have provided
Hospice Greater Saint                  compassionate support to dying people and grieving families—in home, hospital and nursing homes.
John began in 1983 as a
community, non-profit                Build the Dream
charity by Dr. Nancy Grant, a       In the fall of 2005, Bobby Lawson, a Hospice volunteer for 20 years made a significant donation and established the Hospice House Fund to enable us
Radiation Oncologist at the         to purchase a home in the community and expand our programs and services. In May 2006, Hospice moved out of the hospital and established Atlantic
Saint John Regional Hospital        Canada’s first free-standing Hospice House.
(formerly the General               Realize the Dream
Hospital).                          Bobby dreamed that Hospice would open a Residential Hospice to give dying people and their families a place to live out the remainder of their lives in
                                    peace, comfort and dignity outside of the hospital. With the purchase of the Saint Joseph’s Convent from the Sisters of Charity in July 2007, Hospice has
 “Medical needs encompass           the perfect home away from home for people and families on this difficult journey. Over the next two years, together we will raise $1 million dollars to
more than the needs of              renovate and equip our 10-bed residential hospice and ready for operations in 2010.
the body. They include
emotional, social,
psychological and spiritual
                                      Bobby’s Hope House - A Special Home in Our Community
                                                                                                                                          We Invite You To
                                                                                                                                         Attend Our Public
                                    Most of us including our friends and the members of our family, will ultimately face end of life
needs. In the last phase of life,   issues. It is comforting to know we will be able to access the skilled and compassionate care
these other needs may even          & support provided at Bobby’s Hope House, when we need it.
                                    The Residential Hospice will be a home away from home – a place to live and die in peace

                                                                                                                                            Open House
surpass bodily needs.”
                                    and dignity surrounded by loved ones and cared for by a team of qualified professionals and
 – Dr. Nancy Grant,                 volunteers. It will offer compassionate, quality care for people who can no longer be cared for
  Radiation Oncologist              at home, but do not require the expensive and highly medical/technical care delivered in an
                                    acute care hospital.
                                    Most people living with a life-threatening illness would prefer to live out their final days at
                                    home - most die in hospital. The breakdown often happens in the last weeks or months of life
 In 1982, Dr. Grant looked for
 programs to support her dying
                                    when families are exhausted and cannot afford to hire 24-hour nursing care. Today, there are
                                    over 400 people with a palliative illness who spend the last month(s) of life in an acute care       September 22, 2007
 patients and found none. She       bed at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Half of these people who could have lived and died
                                    in Residential Hospice.
 took a year’s leave of absence
 to establish Hospice.              Our 10-bed Residential Hospice will have the capacity to care for approximately 150 patients           Bobby’s Hope House
                                    per year, patients who will otherwise occupy acute care hospital beds for the remaining
 Two decades later,                 weeks or months of their lives. Being at the Residential Hospice will help our hospital free                385 Dufferin Row
 Hospice continues to thrive        up beds to be used to reduce wait times for joint replacements, cancer treatments, sight
                                    restoration, and admissions from the emergency room.
                                                                                                                                          Please use Chapel Street entrance
 as an entirely community-
                                    Our costs to renovate Bobby’s Hope House to meet building and fire codes and ready for
 funded service.
 In October 2002, Dr. Grant
                                    operations is $1 million dollars. This includes the cost of installing an elevator, a sprinkler      From 1:30pm - 3:00pm
                                    system, fire doors, purchasing beds and equipment, hiring nurses, etc
 was given the Order of New         We all want to make a difference - to help friends in need. And, we’d like to know that                            Cake & Punch
 Brunswick for establishing         something we have done has been important to the lives of others. Invest in the work of
 Hospice Greater Saint John.        Hospice Greater Saint John. You will help people when they need it the most – many of whom
                                                                                                                                                        to be served
                                    may be your friends, neighbours and loved ones. For more information on how you can make
 She continues to actively work
 to enhance Hospice services
                                    a difference with your generous donation, vist or call 506-632-5593. Your            Help “Realize
 in our community and is
                                    generous gift will help create a legacy of compassionate end-of life care in our community
                                                                  Hospice Greater Saint John
                                                                                                                                           The Dream”
 leading the development of a
 Residential Hospice Program                               385 Dufferin Row, Saint John, NB E2M 2J9                                      With A Donation
 – our plan for the future.
                                                Tel: (506) 632-5593 Fax: (506) 632-5592 E-mail:
                                                                                                                                           To Hospice

           Congratulations!                                                                                                   Blessing on all
                                                                                                                             who enter Bobby’s
                                                                                                                               Hope House.
                                                                                                                            We hold you in prayer.
                                                                                                                             Sisters of Charity
                                                                                                                                   of the
                                                                                                                           Immaculate Conception                              2257914

          90 King Street
          Saint John, NB
          E2L 1G4, 657-2500

                                                                                                                                       THANK YOU

                                                                                                                               Cox & Palmer is proud to support
                                                                                                                          Hospice Greater Saint John. Best wishes on the
                                                                                                                          grand opening of the new Residential Hospice.

                                                                                                                         Thank you for providing comfort, care and hope.

                    Congratulations on the opening of the
                             Residential Hospice
                            from the family of the                                                                            

                       late Catherine (Bobby) Lawson                                                                                                                               2255825


                                                                                                                        Congratulations on your new home!
                                                                                                                      Félicitations pour votre nouvelle maison!


                    Congratulations To Hospice                                                                                               “No man could want for more than
                                                                                                                                              to live his life with happiness and
                                                                                                                                            health and to die in dignity, peace and

                            Anderson Insurance Ltd.                                                                                          surrounded in the comfort of love…”
                                                                                                                                             Congratulations Hospice Greater Saint
                            31 Coburg St., Saint John, N.B.                                                                                    John on the establishment of your
                                                                                                                                              Residential Hospice, offering dignity,
            658-1900                                                                                                                         peace and comfort to our loved ones
                                                                                                                                                nearing the end of their journey.
                                                                                                               United Way of
                                                                                                                                             United Way of Greater Saint John
                                                                                                             Greater Saint John               is in its 21st year of partnership
                                                                                                                 658-1212                    with Hospice Greater Saint John

Hospice Greater Saint John 385 Dufferin Row, Saint John, NB E2M 2J9 Tel: (506) 632-5593 Fax: (506) 632-5592 E-mail: Website:

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