In his late 70s, Walter had lived a good life and was not afraid to die. The move to our local hospice was a sense of relief for him; he worried only for his wife and kids and how they were going to cope. It took a lot of questioning but finally I got him to focus on himself for a minute and tell me what brought HIM joy. “Ice cream” he finally admitted, “Maple Walnut”. But his FAVOURITE was Rum and Rasin but the they had stopped making that flavour a decade ago. As he pondered this he closed his eyes, remembering the flavour bliss he hadn’t experienced years.
Touched by his story, our team set to work and found a store in Barrie that made home made ice cream and could provide us with a tub so he could enjoy one last bowl of the good stuff.