To the Staff of Heritage Hill,
Words cannot express the gratitude to all of you for the absolute wonderful care you gave my Dad, from nursing to dietary, to housekeeping, maintenance, activities, laundry and admissions. It's probably a lot more calm now without my Dad, but I hope not too boring without him. I know there were times my dad became bothersome because of his diseases, but you all remained patient and kind to the end. I wish you all had the chance to have known him before his illnesses, he was even more of a "hoot" and "flirt" back then.
Thank you Denise for all your help in keeping my dad at Heritage Hill and not giving up on us. Thank you Lisa for all your help, hugs and kindness along the way. To Jody he truly loved you and will always keep the 2nd Thursday of next week opened just for you. To BJ, thank you for the extra ice cream, smile and friendship. Thank you Mario for all the jokes that kept him smiling. Ronnie, thanks for those extra walks, kind words and smiles along the way. To Tara who would always make time to spend with me and Dad. To MJ with all your hugs and consoling words. To Jen and your way of making him laugh. Julian who always remained number 2 in line after Jody, but never minded. To Shannon and Dan who always had time to speak to me when I called. To Debbie and Geneva for taking him on trips and keeping him smiling. To Steve for all your help whenever we needed it. To Lisa Marie and Toni for all your help. Toni tell your Father thank you again for the airplane he gave my Dad that stayed hanging in his room.
A big extra thank you to April and Alicia for all your time you gave up to sit all those hours with him and helping me out when I needed it. To all those who gave up their time to sit with him all those hours, thank you!!
To all those I haven't named but will always remember for your kindness, compassion, smiles and love. It truly was hard to loose my Dad but I must remain grateful for all the friends I have gained throughout the last year. May God bless you all. You will always remain in my heart,
Once again, thank you all for everything. It will never be forgotten.
Terri and David Gentele