Category: Hospice

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.

Oct 2019 | Hospice, Nursing

Victoria Hospice Hosts Visiting Palliative Care Nurse from India

In September, Victoria Hospice hosted a visiting senior palliative care nurse Immaraju Swarup, from Hyderabad, India, to conduct a two-week observership...

Aug 2019 | Events, Hospice

Cycle of Life Tour Soars Past Fundraising Goal

This year’s Cycle of Life Tour set an all-time fundraising high, raising over $280,000 for hospice care across Vancouver Island. The weekend saw over 100 cyclists ride in support of eight hospices across Vancouver Island.

Apr 2019 | Hospice, Staff

Victoria Hospice Staffing Update

At the end of February, 2019, Wendy Wainwright, a nationally-recognized champion of psychosocial care, retired after 36 years of dedicated service to Victoria Hospice...

Mar 2019 | Events, Hospice

Join Team Eassie at Hike for Hospice!

It’s hard to miss Team Eassie at Hike for Hospice. They’re dressed in bright yellow t-shirts, visible from one side of Fisherman’s Wharf Park to the other. Look closer, and you’ll see that each shirt is proudly...

Dec 2018 | Hospice

Hospice Nurse Finds Creative Way to Honour Her Friend and Give Back

Some people and experiences are like stones being thrown into a calm lake, they ripple through us, reaching out and leaving us changed. It was like that for me when at 21 I lost a childhood friend to...

Dec 2018 | Hospice

Hospice Volunteer Honoured at Holiday Tree Light Up

Thank you to the granddaughters of beloved Hospice volunteer, Jill Croft, for lighting up the 50-foot Garry Oak tree at our second Annual Holiday Tree Light Up on November 29, 2018. 5,000 bulbs now...

Dec 2018 | Hospice

Holly for Hospice

My connection to Hospice goes back quite a few years, I lost a cousin and then my older brother to cancer when they were both in their early fifties and they were both cared for at Victoria Hospice. Since then my family...

Oct 2018 | Hospice

How you helped Cheryl celebrate Halloween in July

A letter from Todd Cave to Victoria Hospice's Inpatient Unit Counsellor, Michelle Dale.

Sep 2018 | Hospice

For the Love of Ambriss

In 2012, the owner of Russ Hay’s, The Bicycle Shop, Mike Clermont, organized the first annual Russ Hay’s Ambriss Clermont Memorial Ride for Hospice to honour the memory of his wife of...