NEWSLETTER – February 2017 for AGM – presentation on Assisted Death





Annual General Meeting  — MAY 7, 2017

We hold our Annual General Meeting at the Central Lions complex.  The meeting will be highlighted by a panel discussing the topic Medically Assisted Death.  Not the ethics or morality of assisted dying but rather the practical considerations.

Dr. Douglas Faulder, Medical Director Continuing Care Alberta Health Services and the Medical Lead Edmonton Zone Medical Assistance in Dying Care Coordination Team, will be a key member of this team of proponents of end of life issues. Keep the date open as we know this is a topic current in many of our minds. We will be promoting this event as the time draws nearer to our Annual General Meeting and we hope you will encourage your family and friends to join us.

EVERYONE is welcome … Come and bring a friend.  You don’t have to be a member.  Of course only members can vote.

LOCATION:  Lions Senior Citizen’s Centre,  11113 – 113 Street
TIME:  2:00 p.m.
PARKING — available on site (free)


Please join us and your fellow Society members for a busy and eventful next few months at the Memorial Society.  We are pleased to sponsor a series of seminars and panel discussions we are sure will prove of interest and importance to you, your families and friends.  All are welcome.  PLEASE RSVP TO Memorial Society of Edmonton

OR Phone 780-944-0196 to register for any of these events.

Please pass the word to your acquaintances not having computer access.  Due to space limitations we further ask that you preregister

♠    March 7, 2017

A Banker will provide us with a Bank’s perspective on “the duties of an estate executor, banking requirements upon death and the services your bank will provide at the time of death.”  Certainly a topic many of us may at one point experience.  Come out, ask questions and get the answers to make this trying time a bit easier.

LOCATION:  Royal Bank of Canada Kingwsay Branch
10567 Kingsway Ave.
TIME:  6:30 p.m.
PARKING — available on site (free)

♠   March 21, 2017

Palliative Care

Is a timely topic many of us know little of and are often reluctant to discuss.  Dr. Sharon Watanabe, MD FRCPC, Director of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, Cross Cancer Institute will be part of a panel of palliative care and hospice professionals to discuss end-of-life care, available services and issues.  Questions from the audience will follow.

Register early as this should be a well attended event.

LOCATION:  Trinity Funeral  Home
10530 – 116 Street
TIME: 7:00 p.m. doors at 6:30
PARKING — available on site (free)

♠   April —  (date, time and location to be confirmed)

A Funeral Director will share with us “how the funeral industry has evolved over the past years and the variety of services they can provide at time of death.”  Something all of us and our families should be aware of prior to a time of grief.  This will be an onsite event at the funeral provider’s offices, giving you the opportunity to tour the host facility as part of the presentation. For those registered you will be notified by telephone once arrangements have been finalized.

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We have recently completed a small survey of new members and found the majority of new applications come as a result of family, friends and word of mouth.  Thank you and keep up the good work in promoting our Society.



On an important final note, we are putting out a call for members to join our Board of Directors.  The Society bylaws stipulate that the board will comprise of nine members.  With the recent resignation of our vice president we have seven appointed board members and we will be losing three of those members when their terms expire this year.  In 2018, the terms of another four members expire and they will leave the board.  The ongoing life of the Society depends upon your support so please consider donating your time and talent to serve as a Board member. Come out and join us at a board meeting; you will find it a very rewarding experience.








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