Hospice Tree of Life Ceremony

Ceremony: 5:00 p.m.
Lighting: 5:15 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 p.m.

25th Anniversary Celebration

 Ceremony Locations

Creamery Brook Retirement Village
36 Vina Lane, off Route 205

Canterbury Town Hall,
Westminster Road

Davis Park
Corner of Broad and Reynolds Streets

Griswold Town Hall
Main Street, Jewett City

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Route 12

Christ Church
521 Pomfret Street (Route 169)

Sterling Town Hall
1183 Plainfield Pike, Oneco

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Main Street

Roseland Cottage
Route 169

Please join us for the 25th anniversary celebration of our annual Tree of Life Ceremony. Each December, communities throughout Northeast Connecticut come together to remember and honor their loved ones through a symbol of light. The purchase of memorial lights on each community's Tree of Life benefits the wonderful work done by Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut to enhance the lives of terminally ill patients and their families.

Help us light the light of love!

You may purchase honorarium lights online now, or you may print a Tree of Life form to mail in with your check. 

Acknowledgement cards will accompany your receipt, and your honorarium will be noted in the Tree of Life program. Gifts received after December 2, 2014 may not be publicly acknowledged in this year's program; they will be acknowledged next year.

Lights may be purchased as follows:
White Light, $5
Orange Light, $10
Green Light, $20
Blue Light, $50
Red Light, $100+

A Message from the 2014 Tree of Life Event Chair

Dear Friends of Hospice,

This year as we embark on our 25th anniversary of the Tree of Life Ceremony, we look back on how each light represents someone dear to us. We remember and celebrate their lives by coming together as a community in towns across the Quiet Corner; comforting each other in these times that can be so challenging during the holiday season. I believe the best way to get through these difficulties is to help others find the light of hope. Each light you donate for our trees represents a very special person we remember with joy and love.

Hospice came into my life ten years ago to help my family in my mother's last days. With the assistance of the dedicated team of Hospice staff and volunteers, my mom was able to die with dignity, comfort and peace. In her last days, we honored her beautiful life and Hospice brought light to our sacred journey.

Please share the lights on these trees. They will warm your heart and at the same time provide services for other Hospice families who are in need of compassionate care.

Wishing you peace, health and joy,

Cheryl Lewis
Chairperson 2014
Hospice Tree of Life