For the 32nd year, South Cariboo residents will have an opportunity to honor the loved ones they’ve lost in the past.
Tracy Haddow, Executive Director of 100 Mile Hospice said the Annual Memory Tree ceremony will be held this evening (December 8) starting at 6 in the community hall.
Haddow said there will be some readings, singing, a candle lighting ceremony followed by the reading of the names, and as they are read out, people can come up when they hear their loved one’s name and put a lit bulb onto the tree.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to come on out and to remember their loved ones who have passed on and keep their loved one’s alive in their heart and their memory. Lots of people come year after year.”
When the last lit bulb has been placed on the tree, Haddow added that the big decorated tree by the Fire Hall, designated the Memory Tree, gets lit and the lights stay on for the month of December for the Christmas season.
“It’s kind of like the symbolic moving of the memories from the little tree that we’ve just created up into the community tree for everybody to be able to see and it’s like the lights of all those memories are shining Bright.”
Doors to the 100 Mile Community Hall will open this afternoon (December 8) at 5 with the Memory Tree Ceremony to start at 6.
It will also be streamed live for those who can’t attend on the 100 Mile Hospice Facebook page and a link to that can also be found on their website.