Hospice Stories

Eileen Learoyd (detail of portrait by Myfanwy Pavelic)
When Eileen died, it was like losing many people: a constant friend, sister, a demanding teacher, an amusing playmate, a fellow adventurer. She had...
Participants at the October End of Life Education Session experienced a blend of both the science and soul of palliative care.
One year, around Christmas, one of our patients was a young Middle Eastern man who had a brilliant career in the arts field.
HeART For Hospice benefit auction
The kindness that moved everyone who attended HeART For Hospice didn’t begin or end at the doors of the Union Club.
HeART For Hospice
On November 19, the Union Club was filled with 43 pieces of beautiful art, and over 140 collectors with beautiful hearts, ready to bid on their...
Al Paterson, founder of the Santa Shave-Off
This past October, Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, invited Victoria Hospice to Government House...
Elisabeth of Hungary feeding a patient in her hospice
Elizabeth of Hungary remains human eight centuries after her death thanks to her compassionate care for the poor, ill and dying.
Theo, Hospice therapy dog
... what a lovely place the world would be.
What do you get when you bring together five women of diverse skill sets and compassionate hearts? You get the first annual heART For Hospice, a...
A symbol, like a work of art, means something unique to every person who sees it. Some symbols, however, are so familiar by way of their antiquity...
Love is an emotion which, like water, finds a way to flow.
How do you put a value on counselling support? Consider this story.


Quality end-of-life care for all: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death and bereavement through skilled and compassionate care, education, research and advocacy.