To The Daily Sun,
On behalf of my family and our dear loved one, Lee Hart, I am writing to express our deep appreciation to all those who have been involved in my mom's care during the last two years.
The long journey from diagnosis to death was helped by the caring, compassion, and honesty of her primary care physician and medical director of hospice, Dr. Carolyn Crosby; Dr. Charles Catcher and the fabulous staff at LRGHealthcare Oncology Department; the kind and respectful employees at the LRGH Emergency Department and senior services program; the staff at Genesis Laconia Rehab; the wonderful nursing staff at Taylor Community, Ledgeview (second floor), and of course, the professionals and volunteers from hospice.
Everyone with whom we interacted was incredibly kind, open, and concerned about not only mom's comfort, but ours as well. I wish I could thank everyone by name, but so much was a blur and my memory doesn't serve well. Just know that you are human angels, lightening the pain and sadness of all who are suffering. A few who stand out are Robin, Holly, Mary Ellen, Liz, Teresa, Alison, and Gayle.
We also wish to convey our gratitude to the many good people in my parents' lives who offered love, prayers and support, especially dear friends from Taylor Community, from their beloved Sanbornton United Church of Christ, as well as friends from our former church in Connecticut. We especially appreciated the essential spiritual support we experienced from their minister, Ruth Martz, who was away during the last few days of mom's life, the ministers who were on call and covering for her, the Rev. Vickie Wood-Parrish, the Rev. Paula Gile, and the Rev. Wanda Lester, as well as the Rev. John Davies, the spiritual director from Hospice, and my own minister, Maresha Ducharme.
Of course, our greatest thankfulness goes to the One who holds us all in great love. We find much comfort in the knowledge that our mother, wife, grandmother, aunt, and sister is now in a place of great joy, expansiveness and healing. And we give thanks.
With deep gratitude and blessings for all,
For the Hart family: Dave, Bruce and Jill, Ed and Laura, Stephanie and Nate, Megan, Malik Haig, Ron Brown, and our extended family.
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