The annual Abbie Hunt Bryce Home Memorial Remembrance was held under clear skies and 80 degree temperatures on October 7, which is usually a typical fall day! The unexpected warmth was appropriate as 37 lives were honored, representing the number of residents who stayed in, and passed, in central Indiana’s only free hospice residence during the last twelve months. Cheryl Pasquale of Premier Hospice performed touching renditions of Amazing Grace and Over the Rainbow. Pastor Mark Powell of St. Vincent Hospice reminded everyone that the Garden is a sacred place because of what it represents: unconditional love at the end of life.
Loved ones came to the Home mostly to see the names of the departed on bricks which are displayed in the Garden. A friend of former resident Matthew Whiteface sprinkled tobacco leaves over his friend’s brick, saying it was a Kentucky tradition that Mr. Whiteface would appreciate. The sons and grandchildren of Michael Montgomery brought three branches of the family to celebrate a life that ended peacefully. Former resident Diane Briscoe was remembered by her daughter in law Robin, who brought Ms. Briscoe’s bible and photograph to the ceremony.
At Morning Light we are privileged to remember those we cared for and to be considered part of the “extended family” of our residents. Their names follow. If you would like to contribute, or commemorate a loved one who stayed at the Home, please click on the Donate tab at the top of the page.
Abbie Hunt Bryce Home residents are always in need of food, clothing, and other household and living supplies. If you wish to donate, contact the Home at 317.860.0484.