Each year during the holiday season, Big Bend Hospice hosts annual Services of Remembrance to honor the memories of loved ones during a very special time of the year. These ecumenical services held in each of the eight counties BBH serves, to bring communities together and reflect on the lives of loved ones who have died.

During a Service of Remembrance, community musicians and Big Bend Hospice music therapists sing and provide heartwarming music; BBH chaplains, along with a family served by our care will guide the time-of-reflection ceremony, and following the service, attendees will enjoy light refreshments and conversation with friends, family, BBH staff and advisory council members.

Whether or not you’ve received Big Bend Hospice services, anyone who has experienced or is experiencing loss is welcome to be a part of this time of remembrance.

“Many times, people become overwhelmed with emotions during the holiday season. Big Bend Hospice Services of Remembrance provide wonderful opportunities to pay honor, reflect and find hope,” said Cathy Adkison, president and CEO of Big Bend Hospice.

The Big Bend Hospice Service of Remembrance is open to the community, and will be held Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza (Three Servicemen Statue Detail), 71 Avenue B, Apalachicola.

Everyone who attends shares a common purpose – to honor and remember a loved one who has died, and to be surrounded by others that share a similar journey.

The service is proof that death ends a life, but not a relationship. The holidays can still be a time of hope, love and connection to all the things and all the people who have ever been important to us.

If you would like additional information about the service, please contact Rev. Ed Lyon, at 850-556-7029, or EdL@bigbendhospice.org