News & Updates

Stories from our staff and volunteers

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.

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...

Sep 2019 | Bereavement, News Releases

Victoria Hospice Opens Community Support Centre

Victoria Hospice is celebrating their largest expansion of services in 30 years, with the opening of a Community Support Centre on Chatterton Way in Victoria...