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Welcome to Creston Valley Hospice Society

Treasuring Life Until the End

About Us

What We Do

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Hospice is a free service of care which allows people to live until natural death, their families to live with them as they are dying and to go on living afterwards.... 

Creston Valley Hospice Volunteers

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  • are carefully selected and trained;
  • listen without judging;
  • respect religious beliefs without imposing their own values;
  • respect confidentiality;
  • offer time out for families;
  • are ordinary people, many of whom have experienced the loss of a loved one

Our History

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After World War 2, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross found drawings and carvings of butterflies on concentration camp walls. The butterfly symbolizes the transition between life and death, and is used by Hospice Societies worldwide

As an organization, Hospice was begun by Dr. Cicely Saunders in London, England, during the 1960’s at Saint Christopher’s Hospital (the saint of travelers). Dr Saunders was knighted in 1960 for her work in palliative care.

In 1981 Dr. Helen Hays brought hospice to a hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

In 1987, Dr. William Mitchell-Banks and Rev. Harry Haberstock founded the Creston Valley Hospice Society.

We are a registered Charitable Organization.

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Our Business number for tax receipts is:11887 9535 BW0001 

Donations

 If you would like to make a donation, please click on the Donate button below. You will be redirected to Canada Helps.org where you will find our link. If you are making a donation in memory of someone, please make sure to include a message with your donation. Thank You. 


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Upcoming Meetings

Volunteer Meetings are held at 10:00 AM on the third Thursday in September, November, February, April and June of each year. 


Executive Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday each month, at 10:00 AM  (There are no meeting in the months of July and August). 


The Next Annual General Meeting will be in January 2020. Exact date and time to be determined

To attend a Volunteer or Executive Board Meeting, please "Contact Us"