Candle of Honor
With each death at the Southeastern Hospice House, two candles are lit; one in the front lobby and one in the family sitting area. Beside each candle is a beautifully-framed declaration that the candle burns to honor the life and death of our patient and that we are privileged to serve all who come and their families.
To remember is to mourn the loss of human promise and earthly expectation. To reflect is to use the wonderful tool of memory in the search for meaning in life lived, the one true path to healing the soul that has been broken by life’s losses. The Southeastern Hospice Memorial Service is an annual event inviting reflection and celebration of the lives of hospice patients who have gone on before us while in our care. We know the losses experienced have been painful and challenging to families, caregivers and friends. For that, we continue to express our sympathy and compassion. We further seek to extend a sincere “Thank You” for allowing Southeastern Hospice to give dedicated and compassionate end of life care. The memorial service is a special time of symbolic remembrance through a candle lighting ritual, inspirational presentations of word and music, and a time of fellowship with hospice workers and other family members who have shared your experience with understanding.
The Southeastern Hospice Memorial Tree
This very special and beautiful tree is decorated by our volunteers to honor the lives and memories of patients who have died since the past December. The name of each patient adorns beautiful doves and angels which are internationally recognized symbols of peace and are traditional symbols of the hospice concept of care. The tree is located inside the front window of Osterneck Auditorium during the Festival of Trees. After the Festival, the tree will be on display in the main (bed tower) lobby of Southeastern Regional Medical Center until the first week of January.