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Light up a Life 2020

Breathe deeply and let your heart be filled with memories of your loved one.

Greetings during this special time of reflection.
My name is Karen Daley and I have the privilege of serving as the director of Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. It is an honor to support the accomplished, skilled and committed staff who, in turn, hold the community in their compassionate hands.
 
On behalf of our entire staff and all the Samaritan Foundations, we welcome you to our 2020 Light up a Life ceremony.
 
We take this time to honor and remember the patients we have served in hospice. We also remember community loved ones, past and present, whose names have been submitted to us for recognition. In such an unprecedented year of chaos and challenge, I invite you to breathe deeply and allow your heart to be filled with the memories of your loved one as you navigate through this page. In hospice, we recognize these memories can be complex, beautiful and challenging – all the feelings that make us human.
 
We thank you for partnering with us to care for your loved one at the end of their life. Our Samaritan mission of “Building Healthier Communities Together” is never far from our practice as we care for patients at home, in facilities, campgrounds and shelters. We are humbled by the trust you have placed in us as we strive to bring compassion and respect to every patient visit.
 
Thank you again for your trust and support.
Background image: Karen and hospice cat, Cupcake.

Invocation

Chaplain Steve Dow leads the invocation for Light up a Life 2020.

 

 

In Remembrance of Our Valley Patients

We honor and remember our mid-Willamette Valley patients who have died this past year.

We thank you for the gift your living brought to each of us.

In Remembrance of Our Coast Patients

We honor and remember our central Oregon Coast patients who have died this past year.

 

Background Image: Single candles burning with dark background.

Lighting of Candles

Chaplain James Thurman commemorates loved ones who have passed in the Lighting of Candles tribute. If you would like to participate in candle lighting at home, four candles will be lit during this tribute.

 

Honor & Remember – Mid-Willamette Valley

Community members from the mid-Willamette Valley honor and remember loved ones who have passed.

 

We Remember Them

Honor & Remember – Central Oregon Coast

Community members from the central Oregon Coast honor and remember loved ones who have passed.

 

Closing Prayer

Chaplain Jerry Koetitz leads the closing prayer for Light up a Life 2020.

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We Remember Them

At the rising of the sun and at its going down
We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter
We remember them.
At the opening of the buds in the rebirth of spring
We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and the warmth of summer
We remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn
We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us as we remember them.

 

When we are weary and in the need of strength
We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart
We remember them.
When we have joy we crave to share
We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make
We remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us as we remember them.
 
Blessing to you.  Thank you for supporting hospice.

 

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