The Memory Tree, started in 1987, is a special place to help ease the pain of grief during the holiday season.

The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy for most. But, for those grieving, it can inspire feelings of loss, loneliness and social isolation. Many grieving people feel out of step with the world around them, yet are reluctant to admit their pain. The Memory Tree provides a way to acknowledge and remember people who have died.

During the 2020 pandemic lockdown, the Tree did not stand in its usual place at St. Vital Centre. Individuals still sent personal messages to their departed loved ones electronically, by mail and over the phone. Each sentiment was hand written in a card and place on the ‘Virtual Tree’ at the Palliative Manitoba office. Every card submitted will be kept to bless and burn at the Light the Memories Ceremony later this year.


Memory Tree Cards
as of December 31, 2020


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