Parting words offer reassurance to widow

Vancouver | June 14, 2017
Hospice patient expresses implicit trust and grace in final moments

Even the sparest of words can offer great comfort.

Here’s a note that illustrates the trust a hospice patient had for Larry Spuhler, a home health aide with the PeaceHealth Hospice Services in Vancouver, Washington.

It recounts the final moments of the patient offering comfort to his wife, as witnessed by one of the PeaceHealth hospice caregivers:

Patient:  Is Larry here?

Wife:  No, but he’ll be here a little later.

Patient:  Oh good, he’ll take good care of you.

A few moments later, the patient breathed his last.

As the caregiver said, “Now that’s what I call a ‘Moment of Grace.’ God bless you, Larry.”