Welcome to Creston Valley Hospice Society

We have a new mailing address. Please direct all mail to:

PO Box 612

Creston, BC V0B 1G0

National Advanced Care Planning Day, April 16th, 2021

You’re always making plans – for education, retirement or saving for a vacation – and Advance Care Planning is one more important part of life planning. Start talking about what matters most to you about health care; it’s a gift you give your future self. It’s time to talk.

COVID19: Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Seniors can request volunteer help with grocery shopping, meal prep, and prescription pick-up, or receive friendly check-in calls by simply dialing 2-1-1 or filling in an online form

What We Do

Hospice is a free service of care which allows people to live until natural death, their families to live with them as they are dying and to go on living afterwards....

Creston Valley Hospice Volunteers

  • are carefully selected and trained;

  • listen without judging;

  • respect religious beliefs without imposing their own values;

  • respect confidentiality;

  • offer time out for families;

  • are ordinary people, many of whom have experienced the loss of a loved one

Our History

After World War 2, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross found drawings and carvings of butterflies on concentration camp walls. The butterfly symbolizes the transition between life and death, and is used by Hospice Societies worldwide


As an organization, Hospice was begun by Dr. Cicely Saunders in London, England, during the 1960’s at Saint Christopher’s Hospital (the saint of travelers). Dr Saunders was knighted in 1960 for her work in palliative care.


In 1981 Dr. Helen Hays brought hospice to a hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


In 1987, Dr. William Mitchell-Banks and Rev. Harry Haberstock founded the Creston Valley Hospice Society.

WE ARE A REGISTERED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

Our Business number for tax receipts is: 11887 9535 BW0001

Donations

If you would like to make a donation, please click on the Donate button below. You will be redirected to Canada Helps.org where you will find our link. If you are making a donation in memory of someone, please make sure to include a message with your donation. Thank You


Upcoming Meetings

As of March 2020, all Meeting Are suspended until further notice

Volunteer Meetings are held at 10:00 AM on the third Tuesday in September, November, February, April and June of each year.

Executive Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday each month, at 10:00 AM (There are no meeting in the months of July and August).

The date and time for the next Annual General Meeting will be posted once determined.

To attend a Volunteer or Executive Board Meeting, please "Contact Us"