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Surrey Hospice Society

MEMORIAL BUTTERFLY RELEASE

Butterfly

July 28th 2024, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bill Reid Amphitheatre,17728 - 64 Ave, Cloverdale B.C.

*Pre-orders now, or you can call 604-584-7006 to order over phone

.or please come to the event and we will have extra butterflies there.

Image by Christian Wiediger

Event

This event is inspirational and meaningful as we share some time together remembering and honoring our loved ones. Butterflies are released in honor of loved ones, by all ages, in celebration, and in memory - all in support of Surrey Hospices Society's grief programs.

The event is open to the public, and happens

between 10:00am & 12:00 pm at Bill Reid Amphitheatre

17728 - 64 Ave, in Cloverdale B.C.

Please arrive on time or a bit early, to get parking and register.  The Butterfly Release will happen promptly at 11am, & will see 50 Painted Lady Butterflies take flight for the first time amongst the beautiful park on the grounds.

 

With limited numbers of butterflies available, pre-ordering is recommended for those who want to participate in the actual release.  Butterflies can be pre-ordered  here online, please click "pre-order now" or by phone: 604-584-7006 for $25.00 each.

 

Limited butterflies will be available on event day beginning at 10:00 am on a first come, first serve basis. The parking lot is reserved for our event and the Amphitheatre and park grounds are fully wheelchair accessible.

You do not have to purchase a butterfly to participate. In addition to the spectacular butterflies in flight, we will have paper butterflies where you can write a special message to your loved one and hang on our Hope Tree.

Beverages and snacks will be provided by our sponsors Chartwell retirement residences.

Image by Erin Minuskin

This years event is Dedicated to

every parent that has ever lost a child,

as well as anyone who has lost a loved one

 

 

Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things in our lives.

Saying goodbye to a child is unspeakable.

It is so deeply saddening and painful.

Please know that you are not alone.

We stand together with you in sadness,

and stand together with you in pain.

The community joins you in mourning

and shares your sadness.

Please know you are loved and supported.

My Forever Child

"You are a Precious Child
Created out of love,
a blessing from above.
I've adored you from the start,
and your little footprints touched my heart.
A single teardrop represents the millions I have cried.
My life never the same since you died.
I wish you could have stayed longer with me,
I'd watch you grow into all you could be.
Although we are apart,
You are always in my heart.
I dream of a joyful time when
we will be reunited once again.
Thoughts of you make me smile.
You will always be My Forever Child."

Susan Mosquera 2002

myforeverchild.com 

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Image by Christian Wiediger
Blue Flowers

Support & Awareness

Providing support to palliative patients, their loved ones and the bereaved. Trained Hospice Volunteers offer compassionate care and support to people of all cultures, living at the end of life.

 

Ongoing grief and bereavement support extends to family members within our volunteer-led programs, and on a 1-to-1 basis with our Counselors.

Surrey Hospice Society provides various grief programs and memorial events.

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