Celebration of Life at Mount Sinai

wdf_2434272_1Families of residents and patients who passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital over the past year were invited to spend a peaceful evening in the Mount Sinai garden to take part in the annual “Celebration of Life” ceremony in honour of their departed loved one.

As the sounds of a harpist filled the air, family members were invited to walk across the bridge that sits in the centre of the garden. As the name of their loved one was read, they picked up a white carnation and walked across the bridge where they put their flower into a vase.. As they left the bridge, they were given a white rose. Poems were read by staff from the palliative care unit, and family members took the opportunity to thank the staff of Mount Sinai for the gentle and caring way they looked after their relatives during their final days.