Author: Matt Williams

Mar 2022 | Hospice, Newsletter

Honouring final wishes in a celebration of life and love

There are few higher expressions of love than honouring someone’s final wishes. Ashlee Elder knew her husband, Jason, wanted his celebration of life to support a cause close to both of their hearts, so she pulled out all the stops to do it.

Mar 2022 | Education

Palliative Care Intensive course invites diverse participants

The experience of severe or life-limiting illness is as diverse as the people who live it. The Victoria Hospice Palliative Care Intensive (PCI) course invites participants from a broad scope of professional practice to learn a variety of approaches to end-of-life care.

Mar 2022 | Events, Hospice, Volunteer

Hike for Hospice calls for volunteers

Among the hundreds of people who Hike for Hospice every year, you won’t find one who hasn’t been touched by someone’s end-of-life journey. That’s also true for the 50 volunteers who make everything happen behind the scenes.

Mar 2022 | Events, Hospice

Hike for Hospice 50/50 Raffle Opens

Win big while supporting compassionate care at Victoria Hospice! Tickets are now available for the 2022 Hike for Hospice 50/50 raffle.

Oct 2021 | Hospice

Victoria Hospice Welcomes New Board Members

At the heart of many organizations is a Board of Directors dedicated to furthering its cause. The Victoria Hospice Society is proud to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors, helping us fulfill our goal of quality palliative and end-of-life care for all.

Oct 2021 | Hospice, Volunteer

Honouring Outstanding Hospice Volunteers

Each September, Victoria Hospice awards honorary life memberships to volunteers who have served with distinction and made significant contributions to our organization. We extend our sincere congratulations and gratitude to these exemplary Hospice volunteers: Sheridan Cooper, Maureen O’Neill, and Kimberly Smit.

Sep 2021 | Hospice, Staff, Volunteer

Victoria Hospice Releases 2020-21 Annual Report

Victoria Hospice is proud to release our Annual Report for 2020-21, highlighting the many achievements of our team over the past year.

Sep 2021 | Bereavement, Newsletter

Room to Grieve, Space to Heal

Leslie Hogya’s son Jean­-Guy was creative and fun­-loving with a larger-­than-­life personality to match his 6 ́5 ̋ frame.

Jul 2021 | Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight – Janet Zaharia

Although our volunteers’ presence in our Inpatient Unit has been halted by provincial health orders, a few volunteers currently support our administrative teams from home. Janet Zaharia is one of them. Meet Janet!

Jun 2021 | Hospice, Newsletter

Driven by Compassion

The Victoria Hospice Palliative Response Team (PRT) covers a lot of ground. They travel more than 35,000 km every year, providing 24-hour crisis intervention for patients and families right at home...