Former Hospice Boss Honoured
Prince George, B.C. – A special ceremony was held at Prince George Hospice House this morning to remember the work of former Prince George Hospice Society executive director Donalda Carson.
Carson, who retired in January, was an original employee of PG Hospice House and worked there for 20 years.
She was honoured today with a lilac tree by the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA).
“Donalda was president of BCHPCA and we wanted to give her a dedication that would be meaningful to her,” said current president Margaret Milner. “So today we’re here to honour Donalda and all the work she’s done with end of life.”
Carson was clearly moved by the gesture noting “we all think we want recognition for things we do but on a daily basis if somebody says thank-you it’s just a word. But when they go out of their way to do something special, it makes you wonder if you deserve it.”
She said she chose the lilac for a special reason.
“When I thought about it, it would be flowering and something that people in the rooms could look out at and appreciate,” said Carson. “But also they can come out and cut a piece out and put it in their room and it’ll smell really nice.”