Honour: Seen here with his late father

Walk with purpose

Ian Bos is well on his way to completing his nearly 6,000 kilometre hike to honour his late father, Ted

Ian Bos is well on his way to completing his nearly 6,000 kilometre hike to honour his late father, Ted, and acknowledge the care dad and family received.

“We had many ups and downs with the medical system; however, Ted was treated with the utmost compassion and dignity by the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society in New Glasgow, N.S.,” notes Bos on his website  www.ianswalk2015.ca.

“With their assistance, we were able to keep Dad at home where he wanted to be with his family with the confidence that if we needed anything, they would be there. And they were there with us every step of the way.”

Oct. 5 was day 138 of Bos’ cross-country walk to raise funds and awareness of the importance of hospice palliative care. And, by end of day, he had reached 5,259 kilometres in his 5,465-km quest.

On Monday, Oct. 12, Bos will spend the afternoon as a guest of Shuswap Hospice at an event to be held from 1:30 to 4 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Everyone is welcome to hear Bos and other speakers.

Bos is expected to finish his walk in Victoria on Oct. 26.

 

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