For the 31st year, South Cariboo residents will have an opportunity to honor the loved ones they’ve lost in the past.
Executive Director of 100 Mile House Hospice, Tracy Haddow said people struggle through the holidays with their grief and the memory tree is a wonderful tribute for people to be able to celebrate them.
“Sometimes it’s just really hard to be able to find some way to honor the memories of the people that have died in our lives. So it’s a wonderful tribute for people to be able to come and to celebrate those memories of the people that they miss year after year because we never forget.”
The 31st Annual Memory Tree Celebration will be held on Friday, December 9th at 6 pm at the 100 Mile Community Hall.
“People usually start coming in around 5 or so to get their seats.” Haddow said, “There will be some readings, singing, and music, a candle lighting ceremony and then all the names that have been registered will be read out and as those names are read out, people can actually come and pick a light bulb and go up and put it on the tree that’s there.”
Haddow added that after the ceremony that tree will go out but the big tree over at the Fire Hall will be lit and that will stay lit for the whole month of December to remember those names.
You can register loved ones’ names to be read out at the Memory Tree Celebration by writing in the memory book at BJ’s Donuts, Donex, Pharmasave, and Seasons in the Cariboo from now until December 6th.