People’s Hospice held a butterfly release memorial service Thursday evening at the People’s Hospice memorial Garden next to the V-A Park in Clarksburg.
The program featured music along with a public reading of names of individuals whose lives were being memorialized and honored. The service gave time for loved one to reflect and honor their lost loved ones.
“Just to know she’s up there looking down saying that she would be proud of girls. She had five daughters, and knowing that I am out here releasing this butterfly I think she would be honored and proud of that,” said Tonya Stewart, resident of Clarksburg.
Attendees said the release helps them memorialize their loved one and share stories with others as well as listen to others stories about their loved ones.
“Its closure for them, its something that is a beautiful event that they can sit down and we have songs and we read the loved one’s names and then they release that butterfly, and its closure for them,” said Lea Hauser, Manager of People’s Hospice.
People’s Hospice is a service that provides its clients in home end of life care with nurses and aids that tend to the families needs.