A Naramata Christmas tree grower says that leaving just one branch attached to the stump will allow the tree to regrow in half the time. (File photo)

A Naramata Christmas tree grower says that leaving just one branch attached to the stump will allow the tree to regrow in half the time. (File photo)

Celebrate the life of a loved one with the Penticton Hospice Society

The annual Celebrate a Life memorial is digital this year

The Penticton and District Hospice Society is inviting the community to Celebrate a Life and honour a loved one.

The annual Celebrate a Life program has been running for the last 20 years and will be undergoing some changes due to COVID-19.

In previous years, the community has been able to hang the remembrances on snowflake notes and light a bulb on a Christmas tree set up in Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.

“Christmas without family is a new experience for many this year,” said hospice director Karl Crosby. “The holiday season is also a time to remember a family member or friends who have passed away. All it takes to honour their memory is a simple email or phone call.”

This year, people who wish to honour the memory of a loved one are instead asked to email the information to info@pentictonhospice.com or to call 250-488-1311 until Dec. 23 with their loved one’s name and a line or two of information.

The person making the submission can remain anonymous if they wish.

All of the submissions will be posted on the Hospice society website at www.pentictonhospice.com under “Celebrate a Life.”

Although “Celebrate a Life” is not a Hospice fundraiser, donations are welcome and can be made on the Society’s website at www.pentictonhospice.com.

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