Union Gas Donates $1,500 To Support Jessica’s House Residential Hospice

Exeter, ON, December 8, 2017 - Union Gas donated $1,500 to South Huron Hospital Foundation in support Jessica's House Residential Hospice currently under construction.

Jessica's House Grant Announcement

From left to right: Pat O’Rourke, Board Chair- South Huron Hospital Foundation, Deb Homuth, Chair – Jessica’s House, Taylor Jones, Union Gas, Kimberley Payne, Executive Director, South Huron Hospital Foundation, Rob Reid, Capital Campaign Chair

"At Union Gas, we share a commitment to the community and we work hard to be good partners in the more than 400 we serve across the province," said Taylor Jones, manager construction and growth, Union Gas. "We're proud to support the important services that Jessica's House will provide to the community of South Huron."

Jessica's House will be a community hospice that, regardless of age, gender-identify, economic status, race or religion, will provide a sanctuary for people with life-threatening illnesses and for those whose life is simply coming to an end. Opening in spring 2018, it will offer dignified support to patient's family and friends, from the time of diagnosis until their journey's end and beyond. Jessica's House will be a Centre of Excellence of residential hospice care providing a full continuum of palliative care services. Built by the community, for the community, Jessica's House will truly be a community place.

Jessica's House has a very special meaning for the South Huron community, named in honour of 22-year-old Jessica Hamather who lost her life in 2015 to an extremely rare cancer. Pat O'Rourke, Chair of the South Huron Hospital Foundation Board believes that this community hospice is an important goal for South Huron. "Our Board and Steering Committee fully support the plans to create a beautiful residential hospice in South Huron, providing much needed support for families during a difficult time. We are proud to work on this project with the generous support of Union Gas and we know Jessica would have loved this wonderful and peaceful space. We are thankful to Union Gas for this generous commitment to make Jessica's House a reality, and to our amazing community for all of its support."

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058

South Huron Hospital Foundation
Kimberley Payne
Executive Director
519 235-2700 ext. 5133
For more information, visit shhf.on.ca or find us on Twitter and Facebook.