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Beautiful Art is Another Component of Commemoration


We are excited to announce that Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation has commissioned local artist, Fred Darpino, to create a unique tree sculpture that will be utilized during future Tribute Receptions.  This life-sized, three-dimensional tree will be prominently displayed at Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care’s headquarters.  When completed, the sculpture will cover the length of the north wall in the Town Hall Commons.  Funds to support this project were designated through past and present budgets for our commemorative programs.

Mr. Darpino was selected for this special sculpture not only because of his artistic talent, but for his understanding and interpretations of life’s intricacies.  His ability to create timeless authenticity of life, and his eye for true-to-life detail in bronze promises a beautiful tribute for those remembering loved ones with joy and gratitude.  An example of his artistry – The Pumpkin Man – can be seen on the north side of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

Family Keepsake

Individually preserved cottonwood leaves, each as unique as the person it represents, will have the name of the person being memorialized etched on a charm.  Created by Rocky Mountain Leaf Company specifically for our use, each leaf will be displayed during a Memorial Reception, and then gifted to the family as a keepsake.

What Our Families Say

The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never forget you and are forever grateful. Thank you. ~ Patient’s daughter

Everyone who came to attend to my wife were all fantastic caregivers and I cannot praise your hospice staff enough. I was so thankful you were there. ~ Patient’s husband

I could not have asked for a more caring set of people to help us through this difficult time. ~ Patient’s family

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