Volunteering in Full Bloom

Volunteering in Full Bloom

Have you seen the beautiful tulips that herald spring each year at Rosedale Hospice? Spring has sprung when the tulips arrive.

Dawn and Susan Sharpe have been volunteer gardeners with us for 20 years. Each year, the Sharpe’s order hundreds of tulip bulbs, then over winter and plant them, waiting until the flowers are ready for replanting. They then load up their truck from their SW Calgary acreage with tulips, and lovingly deliver them to Rosedale Hospice where the flowers are planted in window boxes and pots.

The tulips always brighten the day of patients, families, visitors, and staff. You can say that without the Sharpe’s generous green thumbs, our days, and our window boxes, would be a little less colourful.

We are happy to share that for their contribution to Rosedale Hospice, Dawn & Susan Sharpe were celebrated with a Noble Neighbour citation – a new award by Top 7 Over 70, that recognizes the contributions of seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations!

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