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Maison McCulloch Hospice Commemorates Remembrance Day

By Frontpage Article, News

On Thursday November 11th, residents, family members and hospice staff gathered in the common room at 11 a.m. to commemorate Remembrance Day.  All were glad to be able to participate as members of their community at this civic event.

“We must remember.  If we do not, the sacrifice of those one hundred thousand Canadian lives will be meaningless”, read the officiant.  The bilingual ceremony included the reciting of Lieut. Col. John McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Fields, a bugle sounding the “Last Post” followed by 2 minutes of silence which was broken by the traditional call of “Reveille”.  The story of the “Poppy as the Veteran’s Memorial” was told, Moina Michael’s poem “We Shall Keep the Faith” was recited and the ceremony was crowned by our national anthem.

To respect Covid social distancing directives, “in person” space was limited to a small number of residents accompanied by one family member.  The ceremony was also transmitted virtually to those who were not able to attend in person.  The Hospice assured that an electronic device was provided to residents wishing to participate online.

“I’ve often attended Remembrance Day services”, said one resident. “I’m happy that I was able to attend yet another, probably my last, in person.  It was a very moving ceremony and I as honoured to be invited.  Thank you.”

Maison McCulloch Hospice continues to fulfill its mission of “adding life to the remaining days”.  “It’s our purpose.  Preserving dignity by supporting those who are at end of life to continue ‘living’ the best they can, even as far as fulfilling their civic duties, such as participating in a Remembrance Day ceremony, is part of that mission”, states Norm Blanchard, Manager of Supportive Care and Grief Services and organizer of the Remembrance Day Ceremony. “We are grateful to Hospice staff members who were part of the team that made this memorial ceremony possible.”

Share our Love for Compassion

By Frontpage Article

Maison McCulloch Hospice is seeking new members to serve on its Board of Directors. Candidates should be passionate about palliative care and advancing the mission of the Hospice in our community. Previous Board experience is desirable as well as a knowledge of the local health care system and/or experience in organizational management and administration. We are looking for leaders who want to volunteer their time to make a difference for those on their end-of-life journey.

If interested, please send your resume to Colette Pepin, MMH at attention to the Chair of the Governance Committee.

Maison McCulloch Hospice (MMH) will be resuming Grief Discussion Groups via ZOOM

By Alert

Maison McCulloch Hospice invites you to attend

« I’m Not Alone »

an online grief discussion group


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related safety directives, Maison McCulloch Hospice (MMH) will be resuming Grief Discussion Groups via internet using   ZOOM   video conferencing.

You may choose one of two sessions offered each month.

Monday January 17, 2022 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday January 19, 2022 – 6 p.m.

Monday February 14, 2022 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday February 16, 2022 – 6 p.m.

Monday March 14, 2022 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday March 16, 2022 – 6 p.m.

Monday April 18, 2022 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday April 20, 2022 – 6 p.m.


  1. You may use a laptop, a desktop with speakers and microphone, a tablet or a cell phone
  2. Contact the group facilitator at:

By email or by phone (705) 674-9252, ext. 227

Leave a message with the all of the following information:

  • Your name, phone number and email address

(note: you must have an email address to access these meetings)

  • Indicate the date of the group discussion you wish to attend that month
  1. A “ZOOM” invitation with the link giving you access to the meeting will be emailed to you.
  2. On the day of the scheduled meeting:
  • Make sure your camera, speaker and microphone work
  • Test your internet connection
  • In the emailed invitation, follow the instructions to access the meeting and click on the link
  • Once on the website, click “Join Meeting” and the facilitator will admit you to the meeting.

These discussion groups are open to the general public.

If you know someone who has recently experienced the death of a loved-one, please extend this invitation to them.


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Given the present circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, please note that grief discussion groups are temporarily suspended until further notice.
For further inquiries or if your need for grief support is urgent, please call the hospice at 705-674-9252, ext. 227
or the Crisis Center at 705-675-4760.

Norm Blanchard
Manager of Supportive Care and Grief Services
Maison McCulloch Hospice

Adult Palliative Caregiver Support Fair

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Tuesday November 19th, 2019 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


You will gain knowledge on the following topics:

  • Self-Care while caring for a dying loved one
  • Power of Attorney, Substitute Decision Maker and DNR  Dealing with loss and how to cope
  • Practical skills to care for your dying loved one at home

There will also be….

  • Door prizes
  • Refresments
  • Guest Speakers
  • First 250 participants will get a gift bag
  • Information booths
  • Networking

This is a free event.

Hosted by:

Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival to support Hospice for next two years

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The Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival announced on Thursday December 15, 2016 that Maison McCulloch Hospice will be the beneficiary of funds raised during the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Festival.

“We look forward to working with Maison McCulloch Hospice in anticipation of eventually expanding their facility to include more beds and house all their outpatient services that benefit our community,” said a Facebook post from the festival.

The last edition of the festival raised $71,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation and the Sam Bruno PET Scan Fund.


By News

SUDBURY, Ontario (December 22, 2016) – The Sudbury Hospice Foundation is pleased to announce that the McCulloch Family has made the single largest donation to date towards the upcoming capital expansion of the community residential hospice. With this donation of $1 Million, the Sudbury Hospice will now be renamed Maison McCulloch Hospice.

“We are very proud to be a part of this major undertaking at the Hospice. We have been aware of the great service the Hospice offers to the community ever since our son Stephen passed away at the Hospice in September, 2013. As a family, we were overwhelmed by the compassionate care and professionalism, from the Executive Director, Léo Therrien, to all of the staff and volunteers. The Hospice is a very special place. The atmosphere soothes those who are leaving us, and also soothes those who are left behind.”

– Bruce & Sandra McCulloch, Donors

“By way of this donation, the McCulloch Family has demonstrated its profound commitment to fellow Sudburians who need access to end of life care,” indicated Gerry Lougheed Jr., Chair of the Sudbury Hospice Foundation and the Hospice. “We appreciate their generosity and kindness. The McCullochs are well established and respected business leaders who believe in giving back to their community.”

Maison McCulloch Hospice will continue to be a Centre of excellence dedicated to the collaborative delivery of quality hospice palliative care in both official languages in the Sudbury-Manitoulin Districts. The Hospice helps individuals and their families realize their full potential to live even when they are dying, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and practical needs, in the location of their choice.

“This is truly the greatest Christmas gift the Hospice has ever received,” indicated Léo Therrien, Executive Director of the Hospice. “It really shows the great generosity of our Sudbury community.”

The McCulloch Family

  • Bruce McCulloch
  • Sandra McCulloch
  • Scott McCulloch
  • Susan McCulloch
  • Marett McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Devin McCulloch
  • Sam Legault
  • Garett McCulloch
  • Montana McCulloch