Welcome to Campbell River Hospice Society

We are hospice staff and volunteers of a community based hospice, working in partnership with those who have been diagnosed with life limiting illnesses, their family, caregivers, doctors and medical support team.

We strive to provide quality end of life care and grief support within our community.

Hospice services are provided in private homes, Campbell River Hospital, Yucalta Hospice Cottage, residential and long term care, as well as at our hospice outreach center at 440 Evergreen Road. 

We serve Campbell River, Black Creek, Quadra and Cortes Islands, Sayward, and Gold River.

We have been a registered not for profit society since 1986. BC Society Number S-21908

Our charitable status is recognized by our CRA charitable # 122407844 RR 0001.

Our programs and services include:

Palliative Program; Bereavement Program, Hospital and Hospice Visiting Teams, Complementary Therapies, Vigil Response, Grief Counselling and Grief Support, Companioning, Education, Workshops and  Support Groups .

We are grateful to our volunteers, membership, community partners and funders! 

We are also grateful for the economic support of  the Hospice House Build Team and our local operational programs and services donors.

This November 16th we celebrate the third anniversary of our social enterprise, Second to None Thrift Shop ! 


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About Us

Our Vision

The Hospice Board of Directors is currently engaged in a Strategic Planning exercise led by Board Advisor Garth Sheane. 

Garth brings a wealth of business experience and knowledge to the process of Strategic Planning. 

Garth and his wife Judy moved to Campbell River from Calgary in 1989 so that he could  take up the reins of the CEO position for Evergreen Savings Credit Union. Now retired, Garth has signed on as hospice board adviser, allowing him to pursue his passion for governance and mentorship.

Stay tuned for publication of a "refreshed" approach, with our new Strategic Plan! 

Strategic Direction

Our Mission

The Campbell River Hospice Society exists to provide holistic wellness, compassionate support and companionship to meet the needs of those individuals facing death, their families and their friends.  

Our Goal

Our goal is to help people understand, manage and adjust to their situation by offering supportive programs and resources with the compassionate care of our staff and volunteers. 

Our Values

  • We honour the value of life and the natural process of death
  • We recognize the need to listen to  and support people and families in our community who are struggling with serious illness, death and grief
  • We believe that all of our relationships must be based on respect, integrity and confidentiality
  • We respect our clients' rights to choice and privacy
  • We believe care is provided when the person and/or family is willing to accept it
  • We believe in people helping people

Hospice Board of Directors

Board Chair - Geri Arkell

Board Vice Chair - Leslie Palmer

Board Director - Kathy Morrison

Board Director - Bruce Wood

Board Director - Helen Garson

Call for Candidates for Board of Directors

The Campbell River Hospice Society is currently seeking candidates for the Board of Directors.  

Since 1986 The Campbell River Hospice Society (CRHS) has been supporting the community and surrounding areas with compassionate and caring support to those grieving or facing end of life. Our services include; outreach support, relaxation therapies, grief counselling, resources, education and companionship.  


Our Mission is to ensure that dying and bereaved people have access to programs and services provided by trained, committed staff and volunteers, supported by an organization that is passionate in achieving our long-term Vision. 


Our Vision for the Hospice Society is to ensure everyone in Campbell River and surrounding communities has access to high quality care through programs and services that offer counselling, companioning, and understanding when experiencing end of life or bereavement, regardless of beliefs and culture.  

The  Board of Directors: 

The CRHS’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteer leaders who are dedicated to the organization’s Vision and recognize that the organization needs a strong and effective Board to fully realize its potential.  Serving on CRHS’s Board is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening governance leadership in the organization.    Board members live, work or play in Campbell River and the surrounding communities we serve.    

The Key Responsibilities: 

Strengthening Momentum -  CRHS’s board members ensure the organization continues to effectively deliver on its mission and move forward on its strategic priorities

Governance -  CRHS board members support and promote governance excellence and further the organization’s commitment to integrity, accountability and transparency

Community Impact - CRHS’s board members have their pulse on community needs and work to ensure programs are relevant, responsive and impactful

Cheerleading - CRHS’s board members are advocates and ambassadors for the organization, ensuring it has the financial and human resources to further its mission

The Expectations:

We are excited about new opportunities that are opening for CRHS currently.  Board members will have vision, skills and commitment to guide the organization in moving forward.  Board members are expected to:

• Have the skills or experience to help the Board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities; 

• Come to monthly meetings prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions; 

• Actively participate in committee work; 

• Responsibly represent and advocate for CRHS in their respective communities; and 

• Play an active role in identifying and securing financial resources and partnerships. 

The Positions Available: 

Three (3) director positions are available with (1) as treasurer, each for 3-year terms.  We are seeking members that have a background in one of the following areas:  

• Operations: background in administration with appreciation for the value of good planning, clear policies / procedures, and administrative oversight 

• Human Resources: background in recruiting, conflict resolution, and performance management 

• Finance: background in accounting, financial reporting, and budget preparation  


Board meetings are currently scheduled for the last Monday of each month from 5:30-7:30pm held at the CRHS’s office at 440 Evergreen Road, Campbell River. The time requirement is 6-10 hours per month including preparation for and attendance at board and committee meetings. 

The Benefits:  

CRHS’s Board offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a compassionate and caring community that offers support to those needing end of life care or grieving a loved one.

The Timelines: 

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to g.arkell@outlook.com on Thursday, June 14, 2018.  If interested members need further information or wish to discuss these directorship opportunities, feel free to contact Garth Sheane, Board Advisor at Ireland.garth@shaw.ca

Candidate submissions will be brought before the Board for consideration and three people who most closely meet the preferred qualifications will be selected for appointment to the Board. According to CRHS By-Laws, these appointments will serve until the next Annual General Meeting at which time the membership will then vote for their permanent status as members of the Board. Candidates who are not selected in this round will be placed in a pool to be used for future appointments in the event that director vacancies occur mid-year.

Hospice Staff Team

Executive Director - Louise Daviduck

Grief Counsellor - Patricia Orr

Co-ordinator, Client Service/Volunteers - Roberta Bower

Administrative Assistant - Karen Born

Thrift Store Manager - Tiffany Dirks

Hospice Volunteer Teams

Thrift Shop Volunteers

Hospital, Home and Hospice Visiting Team

Peer Support and Companioning Team

Community Education & Advance Care Planning Team

Self Care & Complementary Therapy Team

Business and Fund Development Volunteer Team


Clients and Health Care Providers may refer individuals to hospice for services. 

Completion of the Client Intake Referral form  below in advance will assist us in serving.

Volunteers interested in applying to become part of our hospice team will find application forms below. 

Please note. the application process is different for Thrift Store Volunteers than for those providing direct client services.