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.

Just Posted

Cause of Kitkatla seaplane crash released

TSB report on seaplane crash during a water landing in May 2016, Inland Air has since changed policy

UPDATE: Coal train derailment near New Hazelton

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment in Northern B.C.

Rampage beat Quesnel to wrap up the season

The win puts Prince Rupert in second place in the CIHL

Kurka keeps thing official

The longtime hockey referee has been on the ice in Prince Rupert for more than 30 years

Rampaging toward the playoffs

The Prince Rupert Rampage beat the Terrace River Kings 8-5 on Jan. 20

VIDEO: New whale rescue equipment comes to Rupert

Fisheries officers took to the water to practice saving stranded whales

Carriers wanted for the Northern View

We have open routes for carriers all over Prince Rupert

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Crown seeks 4.5 years jail for B.C. woman convicted of counselling tax evasion

Debbie Anderson the latest from group to face jail for teaching debunked ‘natural person’ theory

Brother of B.C. teen killed by stray bullet says the death left a void

Alfred Wong, 15, was gunned down in Vancouver while on his way home from dinner with his family

Movie filmed in Castlegar B.C. opens Friday

Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Agron will be playing in select cinemas.

Cougar window shops at Banff grocery store

An RCMP officer spots a cougar outside an Alberta grocery store

Police fear fewer fentanyl imports don’t signal the end of the overdose crisis

RCMP say it’s just as likely that criminal are getting more clever

Most Read