Hospice recognizes Kate Howey with prestigious June Callwood Award

Kate Howey was recently recognized for her volunteer involvement with Chatham-Kent Hospice by being awarded the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism at the 2019 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Annual Conference.

A gentle spirit coupled with a willingness to lend a hand makes Kate a very important member of our team! As a Direct Support Volunteer she supports our Hospice families by providing them with quality, compassionate care and love. Her warm, friendly smile makes her approachable to both our residents, their families and our Chatham-Kent Hospice team.  She is dedicated and committed volunteer, regularly helping with housekeeping to keep our Hospice home looking tidy and clean. She is not afraid of hard work or learning something new-even if it challenges her.

“I volunteer because I want to give back to a cause I believe in which is caring for people during a really difficult time” shared Kate.

The June Callwood Award was established in 1994 to acknowledge and thank outstanding hospice volunteers throughout Ontario. The award was named in honour of the late June Callwood who was a long-time advocate of hospice, community activist, author and recipient of the Order of Canada.

Photo Caption: Chatham-Kent Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Melanie Watson (back left) with local June Callwood award recipients Lynn Rush, Kay Moderwell, Kate Howey (middle), Jennifer Wilson and Sabrina Guillotte (front).