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Remembering lost loved ones at Highland Hospice in Inverness

By Ian Duncan

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James Reid.
James Reid.

THERE will be a special memorial service today for anyone in Inverness who has been bereaved.

The Time to Remember Service has been arranged by Grief Matters Highland, which is organised by Highland Hospice.

Chaplain Norma Higgott will reflect on the lasting imprints those close to us leave on our lives within the hospice’s Netley Day Therapies Centre from 11am.

James Reid will attend the service and will remember his late wife Susan, who passed away in May 2018.

He said: “I attended the Time to Remember Service with some of Susan’s friends last year and I found it lovely.

“It was completely different to a church service of any kind.

“I was focused on Susan the whole time in that every word that was said related to her. Not only that, but I found it comforting to have so many people around me who were all there for the same reason – remembering someone special to them.

“I even found people smiling at me who I didn’t know personally, but they had known Susan. One family was there to remember a gentleman who had been in the hospice at the same time as her.”

The service is open to everyone – not just those who have experienced the hospice’s care.

Mr Reid said: “I would encourage anyone to attend this service as a way of remembering someone close to them. Susan was an incredible lady and we all think about her constantly.”

The Rev Higgott said: “Everyone is welcome at our service, no matter how long ago you lost someone close to you or where they passed away.”

Refreshments will be served after the service and for further information, either send an email to

clinsec@highlandhospice.org.uk or call 01463 227919.

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