This High Peaks Hospice documentary introduces you to Dale Lashway, North Country Champion Fiddler, and his wife and caregiver Beverly, of Willsboro, New York. At a very young age, Dale showed a talent for playing the fiddle. He was a five-time champion of New York State Fiddle Contests. He played with the Cold Brook Ramblers for many years, as well as joining in with many jam sessions at local nursing homes and anywhere he found a group of music lovers.
This documentary tells the heartwarming story of Dale’s life: his love of music, how he and Beverly met and finally wed. Listen to his humorous storytelling and be treated to his amazing skills on the fiddle. Dale shares his life’s journey, which includes being diagnosed with chronic airway obstruction and pulmonary hypertension. Despite battling a life-limiting condition, but with the help of High Peaks Hospice, Dale was able to play the music he loved. He passed away at his home on August 31, 2014, while sitting in his favorite chair.
This documentary also introduces one of High Peaks Hospice’s Social Workers, Patience Whitman, L-MSW. Patience talks about some of the support and services Hospice Social Workers can offer to our patients and their families.