Annette M. Boucher says small comforts in hospital brought peace to her mother’s passing.
Photo: Annette M. Boucher donated in memory of her mother, Mary Talida Boucher, who received care at the QEII.
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It’s unclear if Mary Talida Boucher, a Cape Bretoner, could hear the ocean waves crashing from her hospital bed as she left this world. The tiny sound machine, funded by donors, offered comfort to her daughter, Annette, as she sat by her side through her last moments.
The QEII Foundation’s Comfort and Care program supports items exactly like this for patients and their families, improving the hospital experience at the QEII. Mary loved the warm blankets, Annette says. And was grateful when a nurse brought a lamp to her bedside, in place of fluorescent lights.
Annette made a donation in memory of her mom, as a way of saying thank you to the teams who took such great care of her.
She wasn’t a swimmer, but she would put her feet in the ocean. At the end, the ocean sound was really comforting to me. These small gestures are really meaningful. If someone else can benefit, I want to do something to help. – Annette M. Boucher
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