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Our Mission Statement

We support quality of living while in the process of dying, and healthy transition through grief for the bereaved.

What is "Hospice"?

Hospice refers to both a philosophy of care, and a place of care. The movement to provide better and more modern palliative and end-of-life care was initiated in England in the 1950’s by Dame Cicely Saunders. Her foundational principles included focusing on the person rather than the disease, providing good pain control, including the psychological and spiritual aspects of care, and allowing the patient the choice of whether they wanted to die at home or in a facility.

In recent years, some communities have established designated Hospice facilities that provide care exclusively for people who have life-limiting illnesses. These facilities may be a specialized unit within a hospital complex or may be a free-standing building with staff dedicated to palliative care. Staff that work in these units are highly trained in symptom control, psychosocial issues, family support, and communication and have a heart for journeying with those who are dying.

Organization Chart

Society Board - Serving Palliative and Bereaved People in the Greater Trail Area


  • Chairperson: Brenda Hooper
    (ex-officio all committees)
  • Vice Chair: Margaret Malcolm
  • Treasurer: Barbara Gibson (Chair – Finance; Policy)
  • Secretary: Ellen Ferguson

Members at Large

  • Gwen Ziprick
  • Tom McEwan
  • Loretta Thorpe
    • Physician Advisor - Vacant