Ken’s Story

“We were together for a lifetime and I miss her every day.”

For Ken Hood, the loss of his wife Maureen to cancer just months after she was diagnosed was devastating. The couple were married for 58 years when Maureen died in February 2017.

“She was a wonderful woman with a great sense of humour and a fantastic mother to our two girls,” he said.

For Ken, the support provided by St Giles during the last weeks and following Maureen’s death has been invaluable.

“The nursing team looked after Maureen so well when she stayed in the hospice and when she decided that she wanted to go home our community nurse did everything he could to help make it happen.”

“On the day she died our nurse told me it was time to say goodbye, so I was able to bring the family together for her last hours.”

Ken has also received support through the St Giles Bereavement Help Point in Lichfield, which he has been attending since last summer.

“It’s a brilliant place to spend time as everyone understands where I am coming from and knows what I’ve been through.”

“The group has been a lifesaver for me over the last year and I’m so grateful I found it.”

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