We gathered to Honor and Remember

Candles and Slideshow

On March 4, 2018, we gathered to honor and remember the men and women we’ve had the privilege to serve during the last weeks of their lives. About 100 family members and friends, volunteers, donors, staff and others joined in a program of spoken thoughts, readings and songs that warmed and comforted hearts.

In the candle ceremony we read out the names of every man and woman while family, friends, caregiving staff and volunteers came forward and lit candles in their honor. The candle photo was taken after the program during the slideshow of photos provided by families (see photo gallery below).

Special thanks go to the First Christian Church of Torrance for hosting our gathering, to Dan Hudson for organizing and leading, to Anne Destabelle and Sara McKnight for their songs that moved us, to Amy Schwartz, Christine Campisi and Judith Sommerstein for their readings that inspired us, to Steve Fietz for his tireless support and to Nick Scott for handling the audio/visual systems so capably.