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 with compassion and respect.

Lights of Life

Join us for one or more of our annual seasonal rituals to remember your loved one(s) who have passed away. These include our Winter Tea ceremony, the Lights of Life tree, and a New Years Day ceremonial beach bonfire.

We also offer a grief support phone line daily during the holiday period.

Lighting of the Memories – New Year’s Day 2022

A gathering to remember those we love

Every year on January 1st, we gather on the beach at Mission Point Park for our annual “Lighting of the Memories” event.  We gather around a bonfire to take some time together to remember to pause and remember those we have loved beyond death.  With ceremony and song, we take the Lights of Life ornamental tributes and release them into the fire.

Please join us at 2 pm on January 1st.  The event is open to all members of the public, especially those grieving the loss of a beloved.  Refreshments will be served after the event.

For those who prefer to attend remotely, the event will also be streamed live on the Coast Hospice Facebook page.

Hospice Seeking New Manager of Development and Community Partnerships

Are you an energetic and experienced fund development professional ready to lead a non-profit organization into their next phase of growth? The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society is looking for a Manager of Development and Community Partnerships to nurture and grow sustainable operational funding sources, as well as play a key role in the launch of the upcoming capital campaign for a new Hospice Centre.

The Circle at Hospice House – January Sessions

The Circle is a Wellness Day Program offered at Hospice House in Davis Bay, to provide opportunities for people diagnosed with a progressive life-threatening illness to gather together with others who may share similar experiences. This program focuses on enhancing well-being and developing community and connection. It offers the caregivers of participants the opportunity for a few hours of much-needed respite and peace of mind each week. It is a valuable addition to the existing suite of palliative health care services delivered on the Coast.

What people say about their experience with the Hospice Society…