Tree of Memories Event at GVAC Dec. 8

The holiday season can be hard on those suffering the loss of a loved one, but honoring their memory can help ease the pain. NorthBay Hospice's annual Tree of Memories offers people a chance to pause during this time to remember their friends and family members during a thoughtfully coordinated ceremony.

The two-hour ceremony, set for Dec. 8 at 1 p.m., will be held at NorthBay Healthcare's Green Valley Administration Center, 4500 Business Center Drive in Fairfield. It includes light refreshments, music, reading of names, and a slide show of digital images of loved ones lost.

Before the ceremony begins, guests will receive a free ornament to place on the evergreen tree in memory of their loved ones.

Every year for the past several years, special keepsake ornaments have also been made available. This year's version is a dove suspended in a 24K gold-plated oval ring and is available for a minimum donation of $20. Donations help fund NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement programs.

These special ornaments can be ordered in advance. Contact Lou Lopez, NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, at, or call (707) 646-3132.