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 ! 

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 - Shannan Brown

Board Director - Kathy Morrison

Board Director - Bruce Wood

Board Advisor - Helen Garson

Hospice Staff Team

Executive Director - Lynn Wood

Grief Counsellor - Patricia Orr

Co-ordinator, Client Service/Volunteers - Roberta Bower

Administrative Assistant - Camilla Rosnes

Thrift Store Manager - Tiffany Dirks

Thrift Store Assistant Manager - Linda Brown

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.


There are currently no open employment opportunities.