Commemorating Joe Desmond in the Halls of Harbourstone Enhanced Care

February 28, 2023
Mr. Joe Desmond and the plaque commemorating Joe in the “Desmond Way” link in Harbourstone Enhanced Care

If you’ve visited Harbourstone Enhanced Care, you’ve likely traveled through Desmond Way, the link connecting the two buildings. This “connection” between the buildings is named after Joe to commemorate his exceptional commitment to compassionately relocating residents and caring for them so well during his time with us. He was an integral part of our organization at Breton Bay having spent 15-years in his role as a key member of the maintenance team and was vital on the big day when we moved to Harbourstone.

Joe shared some thoughts with us as we approach the end of Black History Month. Sitting with his grandson Kevin, he smiled warmly and said, “Just be kind. Treat everyone with the same respect that you would want to be given to you.”

He demonstrated that belief every day during his time with us. His compassion and kindness are built into the halls of Harbourstone and we’re honoured to recognize him through the connection that holds his name.

Thank you, Joe, for your many years of service and for inspiring those around to collectively build a culture of acceptance and belonging.


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