Hospice Stories

When Mel Rutledge lost her only sister, Evelyn, to cancer, it was on Christmas Eve in 2001. “She'd spent her last three weeks at Hospice. It was hard...
Rooftop Garden roses
The Rooftop Garden at Victoria Hospice is a place of memories recalled and memories created
"Every gift makes a difference and no gift is too small", says Natasha Benn, Victoria Hospice’s new Planned Giving Officer.
Hanging the sign
The outside of our building is looking pretty spiffy these days!
Thanks to the inspiration provided by an anonymous donor, Victoria Hospice will receive $250,000 over the next five years, which will be used to...
Who can resist the attention of a little furry animal with a happy disposition?
"People need to understand," says Marnie Lamb, coordinator of the Bedside Singers, "yes, there is sorrow at Victoria Hospice, people are dying and...
"The holistic quality of the palliative care philosophy is the part that resonates for me; it's great to work with so many people here who share the...
By offering individual, family, and support-group counselling for children of all ages, Victoria Hospice recognizes the multi-layered needs of...
Death usually took place at home until the 1940s, when medical science advanced in all major areas. Suddenly, people were mostly dying in hospitals...
“For many years, there was a hesitancy, almost a paternalistic view in healthcare, that patients and their families at the end of life shouldn’t be...
Carol Johnson, RN, has been a Palliative Response Team (PRT) nurse for Victoria Hospice since 2004. "It's my dream job."

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Quality palliative and end-of-life care for all: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement through patient and family centred care, education, research and advocacy.