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Lorna Bethell was inspired to take action at a time in her life when

many people are looking to put their feet up and call it a day. 


At 75 years of age, she took on the biggest project of her life

and mobilized a whole community to step up to the plate.

Bethell Hospice blossomed from the seed of this

woman’s determination.


Together with her daughter, Elizabeth Birnie

they were able to bring awareness to the

deeply misunderstood concepts of hospice,

end of life and palliative care.

Encouraged by her husband Tony Bethell,

a World War II POW who survived Hitler’s

executions after The Great Escape 

at Stalag Luft III.

No one should have

to die a lonely death.

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