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Former Hospice Boss Honoured

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 12:21 PM
From left, Donalda Carson & Margaret Milner - Photo 250 News

From left, Donalda Carson & Margaret Milner (holding her grandson) – Photo 250 News

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.”


Donalda has done a great job with the Hospice house over the many years she has been involved with it. This facility makes patients and their families much more comfortable during those difficult final days. What a huge improvement over a hospital environment. Thank you Donalda.

Being able to help people through the worst times in their lives takes a very special kind of person, I thank Donalda and the rest of the staff at
PG Hospice for their wonderful caring personalities. Wish all of you well.

Great, now how about recognizing some of the other people in town who deserve it, with their incredible generosity at The Hospice House, like Dean Shaw, or the Shaw Family? Will the city continue to name parks after old city council members who did nothing for the community, or actual people who built this city?

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