Frost Manor resident and LE team member collaborate on Remembrance Day project

Resident Gordon Browning and LEA Sarah Thayer created a memorial based on a design envisioned by former team member Kim Williams

Just before Remembrance Day at Frost Manor, a memorial that was initially envisioned by former life enrichment aide (LEA) Kim Williams was completed by resident Gordon Browning and team member Sarah Thayer and put on display at the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home.

The memorial features the silhouette of a soldier kneeling in front of a grave marked with a cross with a poppy – the symbol of remembrance – at the centre.

Below the silhouetted image are the words “Lest we forget”.

The silhouette of the soldier was originally created by Kim, who is now the LEC at Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood.

The silhouette image of the soldier was in a storage area, where it was discovered by maintenance manager Rick Riel.

Rick suggested it be used for Remembrance Day.

Gordon and Sarah designed the backdrop for the image, and the finished product was put on display for Remembrance Day.

Sarah, an LEA, and Gordon, a retired police officer, worked on a project together, putting on features to add to the work Kim had started.

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton says everyone was impressed by the teamwork Gordon and Sarah put into the project.

“Together, Gordon and Sarah were able to create a scene (based on) what Kim’s original vision was,” she says.

“It’s a beautiful board that we’re really proud of. It was really great how we were able to save one of (Kim’s) projects and then expand upon it, and we will have it for years to come to put out for Remembrance Day.”

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