Prince Rupert Hospice Society inviting people to honour a loved one this holiday season

Christmas is a time to be with friends and family, but for some the loss of a loved one makes the season difficult.

Christmas is a time to be with friends and family, but for some the loss of a loved one makes the season difficult.

With that in mind, the Prince Rupert and District Hospice Society is bringing back its Celebrate-A-Life Tree at the Rupert Square Mall this year.

From Dec. 12 to Dec. 21, anyone is welcome to stop by the Rupert Square Mall in the old Salty Crab location to not only talk to hospice society volunteers, but place a tag on the tree and light a light for their loved one.

“Sharing their stories will honour them by keeping the memory alive,” reads a notice from the society.

The society will also have information and pamphlets available at the mall related to dealing with grief during the holidays.

As well as bringing the tree back, the hospice society is partnering with the First United Church to offer “a quiet evening of reflection and prayer during this Christmas season”.

The “Blue Christmas Service” will take place at the First United Church on Dec. 18 beginning at 7 p.m. and is aimed at giving people an opportunity to reflect upon and honour those who were lost.