Munson Healthcare Hospice Butterfly Release 2023


Munson Healthcare Hospice 2023 Memorial Butterfly Release

Monarch butterfly on purple aster

Memorial Butterfly Releases

In August 2023, Munson Healthcare Hospice Bereavement Program facilitated memorial butterfly releases in Cadillac, Charlevoix, Grayling, and Traverse City. The following videos are a glimpse into the events and their importance.


Cadillac Program



Charlevoix Program



Grayling Program



Traverse City Program


The Butterfly

The small and delicate wings of the butterfly carries symbolism in a variety of cultures and belief systems across the world. Irish, Mexican and Native American cultures, Greek mythology, and Christianity all mention the butterfly and believe that it is in some way connected to the heavens or representative of our soul or resurrection.

From their short and swiftly changing lifecycles to the thousands of miles they may fly in their little time in this world, they are tiny creatures that remind us of our life’s journey and that we are never the same at the end as we were at the beginning.

Previous Programs

2022 Cadillac  Grayling  Traverse City | 2021

Munson Healthcare Hospice Bereavement Support

To register for support groups or classes, make an appointment for consultation, or for more information about Munson Healthcare Hospice, bereavement activities, and volunteer opportunities, please contact us at (800) 252-2065 or