Visionaries

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
~ Walt Disney

Rosaleen Dunne

Rosaleen is a Registered Nurse who has spent more than twenty years providing palliative care.  She has worked in a hospital environment, the community and the third world. Currently Rosaleen is the Palliative Care Coordinator for Quinte Health Care’s four hospitals. Rosaleen is one of three visionaries who inspired the creation of a rural residential hospice in Northumberland County.

Pauline Faull

Pauline was a lifelong advocate for palliative care and residential hospice. A nurse and grief therapist, she studied hospices throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States, trained with renowned author Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and helped found Bayview Community Hospice in Toronto. Pauline radiated love, belief in endless possibilities, and service to others. In November 2015, Pauline made her last trip to The Bridge Hospice – this time as a resident, in the room of her choice that she had done so much to create. It was our great privilege to have her in our care.

Lynda Pecora

Lynda Pecora is a Registered Nurse with more than 40 years experience in nursing. Her passion has always been working with mums and babes and over the past 25 years, palliative/hospice care – the comings and the goings. She is honoured to have been one of those with a vision of a home of gentle and loving care to those dying in our community.

Read the Story of How
The Bridge Hospice Came to Be

This excellent article, written for the Fall 2011 edition of Watershed Magazine, encapsulates the journey from dream to reality that was initiated by our visionaries as they sat around a kitchen table in 2005. A must read!

See: A Dream Comes True by Paul Dalby