April 11

Jun 13, 2014 - 3:58 PM EDT
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2014 - 4:01 PM EDT

As we celebrate our 35th anniversary, I am reminded of all of the volunteers and supporters in the community who step forward again and again to support the work of The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.

From the very first day, the hospice has relied on the generosity of the community and it is our friends, neighbours and partners who have helped us raise money for capital projects and support our patient and family services.

On  June 5, the Logan family honoured that tradition in memory of Jerry Logan, a community activist and a man who could be counted upon to do the right thing for his friends, co-workers, neighbours and anyone else who needed a little help.

The pasta dinner fundraiser at the Caboto raised more than $15,000 and honoured Jerry’s last wishes to “give back” to the hospice, and we cannot thank his wife, Debbie, his family and his great friend, Dave Crosswell, enough for organizing this event.

Like Jerry, you have gone above and beyond to help us continue providing our programs and services at no cost.

Unifor Locals 200 and 444 also stepped up to honour Jerry with $2,500 donations to the hospice, in good company with many other Unifor locals, retirees and social partners.

It means so much to us that the community will stand behind us and demonstrate that they value what we can provide to our patients and families.

Thank you to members of the Logan family and Dave Crosswell, NDP MP Joe Comartin, Ken Lewenza, Earl Dugal, Jerry’s grandson Josh, the many donors, sponsors, attendees and the Caboto Club for making this unforgettable event a reality.

Jerry would be so proud.

CAROL DERBYSHIRE, executive director, The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc., Windsor

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