SANCTUARY GARDEN DEDICATION

Excerpt from HGT Press Release: “A beautiful gift has been given to our community on the grounds of Hospice Georgian Triangle’s Campbell House. The Robert C. and Ricki Thompson Sanctuary Garden was officially opened on Sept. 12th with family, friends and HGT supporters joining Ricki Thompson to celebrate her generous contribution. Robert (Bob) Thompson was a prominent lawyer in Collingwood until his death in 2011 and Ricki is a retired art teacher who worked at Georgian Bay Secondary School. Ron Emo, Past Chair of both the HGT Board and the HGT Foundation Board explained at the dedication, “The intent of the Sanctuary Garden was to create a private and tranquil space that our patients and families can use while they are here with us at Campbell House. Additionally, we will be able to use these sitting areas and outdoor “rooms” in the good weather to host some of our support programming – whether that be grief and bereavement programs, caregiver support groups or one-on-one counselling sessions.” Trish Rawn, Interim Executive Director at HGT shared, “in the five years that Campbell House has been open, HGT has cared for over 800 patients and families within our hospice. The addition of this incredible garden will bring much joy and comfort to many, many people in the days to come, and we are very grateful to Bob and Ricki for making this possible.” Photos: Dave West Photography