Author: Matt Williams

Apr 2020 | Hospice

Video: Why Advance Care Planning is Important

Produced by our Education and Research Department, this video helps explain what Advance Care Planning is and it's importance.

Apr 2020 | Hospice

Living with Loss in Isolating Times

In these uncertain times concerning COVID-19, please know that Victoria Hospice is here to support you. ‘Social and physical distancing’ and staying at home can be isolating, but we our team of trained professionals is still available to provide support.

Mar 2020 | Hospice

Victoria Hospice’s Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we are actively monitoring the situation closely. We know that our community is concerned and we share your concerns. We want you to know that ensuring the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is paramount.

Jan 2020 | Bereavement

Walking as Therapy for Grief

This letter was written by Lynda Corby to Betty Anderson, a Victoria Hospice bereavement counsellor...

Jan 2020 | 40th Anniversary

CFAX Citation Rose – 1979

2020 marks Victoria Hospice's 40th Anniversary. However, our roots date back to 1978 with the formation The Victoria Association for the Care of the Dying...

Dec 2019 | News Releases

Expansion of Palliative and End-of-life Care in Greater Victoria

Today on the Victoria Hospice Rooftop Garden the Ministry of Health, Island Health, and Victoria Hospice gathered to make a joint announcement about the expansion of palliative and end-of-life care in our community.

Dec 2019 | Bereavement

Article: Grief and the Holidays

December can be full of celebration. Lights and decorations adorn households and family gatherings fill the calendar. The month can be also be one of difficult for those who have lost a loved one.

Nov 2019 | Bereavement, News Releases

Victoria Hospice Launches Child & Youth Grief Podcast

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 marks the third annual National Bereavement Day in Canada, a day to advocate for grief and bereavement resources and reinforce the idea that grief is a part of life...

Nov 2019 | Bereavement

Article: How Relationships Endure Through Loss

“Even though a loved one dies, your relationship with them does not.” This is something we say often at Victoria Hospice. If you have lost someone who is important to you – whether they are a partner, child, parent, or friend – the idea that you will “get over it” does not resonate.

Nov 2019 | Hospice

Honouring the Legacy of Jerry Blumenschein

Jerry was born in Calgary in 1928. At the age of 21, he decided to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force to become a fighter pilot, as there was an increasing need for pilots with the onset of the Korean War.