How can I help Hospice?

Living with illness, dying, and grieving are normal parts of life that we will all eventually experience. At Coast Hospice, we support people to live well right to the end of life, and after death we support their family and friends as they grieve.

We believe those living with a terminal illness have the right to make their own choices about how they live and how they die and we endeavour to support them in those choices support with compassion and respect.

The Roey Award

    The Roey Award, initiated in 2016, recognizes a Coast Hospice volunteer each year who upholds the vision, the wholeheartedness, and the compassion that Rosemary Hoare embraced and shared with our organization for 25 years
    This award recognizes a person who is passionate about Hospice, about being present with others–be that companioning persons with serious illnesses or those who are grieving a loved one’s death; a person who doesn’t shy away from bearing witness to another’s pain. It recognizes a person who has some longevity in our organization, who goes the extra mile, and shines out as an extraordinary volunteer in our hospice community.
    Rosemary Hoare was one of the founding members of Hospice who recognized, in 1985, that we needed a way to provide hospice services on the Sunshine Coast. She was a stalwart supporter of Hospice on the Coast, driving up and down the coast in rain and sleet and snow, to visit people who were dealing with a serious illness or grieving. She had an incredible knack of being able to hear a person into being; listening to what they said; hearing the essence of the issue and upholding the sanctity of each person she met. She was able to walk the tightrope between the volunteer Board and the volunteers who worked directly with clients. She had a big heart, filled with loving care and compassion.
    We are thrilled to be able to honour the following persons who do, indeed, uphold the vision of a volunteer organization that leads from a place of grace and presence and compassion.
2016 Eric Zasberg
2017 Caron Hawrychuk
2018 Esme Stokhuyzen
2019 Denis Fafard

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Hike for Hospice Success

On May 5th our community came together in support and celebration of the work of the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society at our annual “Hike for Hospice”. Around 150 people attended the event, raising close to $45,000! Our success is your success as these funds enable the Hospice Society to continue to provide much needed palliative and bereavement services for the residents of the Sunshine Coast. We extend our deepest gratitude to every business, organization, and individuals who so generously offered their time and services, made donations, and provided sponsorship support, we could not have done it without you!

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