Community Care Hospice Volunteer Receives Award from Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

June 21, 2023

Members from Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes Hospice Services attended the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s Annual Conference on June 11 to celebrate a prestigious award given to one of our Hospice Services volunteers. June Mewhort, an exemplary CCCKL volunteer, was the proud recipient of the June Callwood Award. This award was established in 1994 by the Hospice Association of Ontario, now Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, to acknowledge and thank outstanding hospice volunteers throughout Ontario.

Catherine Millington, Sharon Yeo, June Mewhort and Sherry-Anne Smith

June has been a dedicated volunteer at CCCKL Hospice Services since 2015. She has supported palliative and grief clients and families, but her deep passion for caregiving truly sets her apart. As a facilitator of the Caregiver Support Group, June uses her keen listening skills and ability to find joy amid struggle to provide gentle encouragement and validation.  As a life-long learner, she eagerly participates in every opportunity for education and applies newfound knowledge to her volunteer endeavours. June’s caring presence combined with her warmth and humour has a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives she touches. This award is a testament to her exceptional dedication and her hospice heart. June is a true inspiration, and Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes is grateful to have her as part of the hospice family.  June’s daughter, Tracy, and Hospice staff Sherry Anne Smith, Catherine Millington, and Sharon Yeo were delighted to be at the HPCO conference to celebrate this special honour with June.

“Her contributions as a hospice volunteer go beyond measure. June’s generosity of spirit and willingness to go the extra mile have touched the hearts of everyone she has encountered. She is an invaluable member of our team, embodying the spirit of compassion and making a genuine difference in the lives of others,” says Sharon Yeo, Hospice Service Manager.

Please join us in congratulating June and thanking her for her care and dedication to Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes Hospice Service.