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. The group was a grassroots movement that provided volunteers to Hospice Victoria during it’s pilot phase. In 1983, the two organizations were amalgamated to form the Victoria Hospice Society.

Throughout 2020, we will be sharing photos and stories from Victoria Hospice’s 40-year history, including this CFAX 1070 Citation Rose from 1979 we came across.

“Today is Sunday, but its also the first official day of a new group in our city….VACD….or the Victoria Association for the Care of the Dying. Headquartered in the Public Health Centre on Cook, VACD serves both those terminally ill and their families and friend, largely due to the work of board chair-person Pat Carffra and coordinator Nancy Reeves.”

“These two we’re told have been responsible for getting the organization going and recruiting the volunteer staff. The services they’ll be providing have been needed for a long time and we’re sure they’re going to be busy almost immediately helping people. And that’s why today, we’re sending twin C-FAX citation roses to Pat Carffra and Nancy Reeves, from Brown’s the Florists at Yates and Broad downtown and our best wishes.”

“Along with the roses, Brown’s the Florists will also be dropping-off twin royal grafton citation bone china coffee cups and some delicious MJB coffee to start the office off right in the morning. Have a super day, both of you, and all your volunteers too!

Click the image to see the original CFAX Citation Rose