In December last year, Te Korowai Atawhai Mercy Hospice suddenly lost one of its most dear and devoted family members, Teina Stewart. Today we share memories of our beloved coworker and how she positively impacted the lives of those she served and the cause she loved for over 27 years.
Here’s a small selection of comments, pictures, and poems from those she worked with. There are far more we would have liked to include, but unfortunately space does not allow. We hope you observe a sense of the legacy and lasting impact Teina had on so many.
It is such a privilege to be able to share this account of gratitude and love from Antonia Guttenbeil, whose father Jason passed away at Mercy Hospice in 2018. Thank you also to Dain Guttenbeil, Antonia’s uncle, who continues to provide invaluable cultural insights and learning to the whole team at Mercy Hospice.
A cascade of lights adorning a large oak in the grounds of College Hill was the stunning centre piece for Lights to Remember, last year’s Christmas fundraising campaign. And what a wonderful way, after all the disruptions and frustrations of 2021 to end the year and focus on things that matter most to each of us: relationships.
There’s no doubt about it, it has been a rough time for our volunteers recently. With many of our valued and committed volunteers being rightly cautious, Retail especially, has had its share of vacancies, but slowly, people are getting back into the groove of their volunteering routines.
who have supported Mercy Hospice through generous grants
Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis and Ted & Mollie Carr Endowment Trust – Perpetual Guardian
Four Winds Foundation
Hospice NZ Grants Programme, supported by Harcourts
Hugh Green Foundation
J A Redwood Charitable Trust – Perpetual Guardian
Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust
Lottery Grants Board
N R & J H Thomson Charitable Trust – Perpetual Guardian
Peter & David Picot Charitable Trust
Ralph and Eve Seelye Charitable Trust
The Sir William and Lady Lois Manchester Charitable Trust
The Lion Foundation
Thank you to all our Mercy Hospice supporters including our volunteers.
We could not do it without you.
Hospice New Zealand’s supporters and sponsors
Continuing the impact
A better quality of life is possible for Central Auckland’s palliative care patients, and there are lots of ways you or your organisation can make this happen when you turn your compassion into action.