Annual Campaign

#griefcan'twait

Raised to date: $7,690.00

The Campbell River Hospice Society’s 1st Annual Campaign goal is to raise $75,000. These funds are critical so that we can meet the growing need for service in our community and allow us to respond quickly.

 

These funds will also help us implement a Sudden Loss Workshop which will provide the essential tools to help the families stay together and continue to support each other through their tragic loss.

There are times we may find ourselves thinking; What if something happened to my child, my partner or a loved one - what would I do? The answer is, you would reach out to the Campbell River Hospice Society so we can encircle you with caring and compassionate support.

The sudden loss of a loved one, whether it’s by suicide, overdose, a health issue or an accident can have a devastating effect on the family, quickly tearing them apart and becoming isolated from each other. An unexpected loss takes away the opportunity of time to adjust and to say good-bye to the one they love.  

When a family experiences a sudden loss, it can change the family for life. They often struggle with how to support each other since everyone grieves in a different way. Depending on the situation they can experience many complicated feelings such as anger, shame and guilt. They will often suffer a lack of self-esteem and shattered self-worth.

Individuals often withdraw from social contacts and become isolated. The anger the survivors feel can become directed towards each other in their family unit and with friends and caregivers. Genuine sorrow is pushed aside making it difficult for healthy expressions of loss and acknowledging the need for treatment. Unless the survivor reaches a state of acceptance and peace, this loss will continue to disrupt their lives in many ways.

All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. If you make your donation online you will receive your tax receipt immediately by email. Please be sure to check your spam folder. If you make your donation by mail, you will receive your tax receipt by mail. 

By Mail: Campbell River Hospice Society, 440 Evergreen Road Campbell River B.C. V9W 0C7

More About the Campaign

Our Team
Mayor Andy Adams
Hospice Build Team

The Campbell River Hospice Society (CRHS) has been providing compassionate care to those affected by grief or those facing end-of-life for the past 32 years...


We continue providing our vital services because of the generous support of many caring and supportive individuals living in Campbell River and surrounding areas. Our financial support comes from 25% government, 42% Second to None Thrift Store and most importantly, 33% community support through our annual fundraising efforts.

Throughout this past year, we have been focused on identifying and filling gaps of services associated with grief and loss in our communities from Black Creek to Gold River. Due to the support of local community events such as Cycle of Life-Soul Cyclers, 100 Women Who Care, Ocean Pacific Auction, Dave Rennie Memorial Golf Tournament and Donations from the Community, we were able to increase counselling and hire an Art Therapist/Counsellor. This was an exceptional start to helping more people in the community, including young children and our youth.

Our Society is operated by 8% staff and 92% volunteers. Because of the completion of our new building and our dedicated volunteers who graciously contribute their expertise and talents, we are equipped to implement new services. However, we now need the funding to make it a reality.

The Goal:

At Hospice, we know grief can’t wait or be put on hold. Over the past year, we quickly recognized the need to provide a program tailored specifically to those affected by sudden loss, suicide and drug overdose. We must implement a program for our survivors who are left behind.

Sudden death can isolate survivors from their family, friends and community. There is still a powerful stigma that affects people who have recently lost someone through suicide. They are at an increased risk of thinking about it, planning or attempting suicide themselves.

We want to help the survivors of sudden death get through their devastating grief and loss by providing practical tools they can utilize. Through education and support, we can help to empower families to manage their grief in a healthy, safe and meaningful way. To make this dream a reality and to continue our current services, we need to raise $75,000 by December 31, 2019.

We ask that you consider supporting the campaign over the holiday season.

Louise Daviduck

Executive Director, Campbell River Hospice Society





When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation...


that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them.When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them. The hopes and expectations of the Build Team, donors and community at-large have been fulfilled. It is very gratifying to witness the excellent services that are now being provided to the community of Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Brian Stamp, Hospice Build Team

Build Team: Brian Stamp, D'Arcy Frankland, Jim Dobinson, George Stuart, Garry Griffin, Brett Giese and Jill Hanson





When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation...


that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them.When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them. The hopes and expectations of the Build Team, donors and community at-large have been fulfilled. It is very gratifying to witness the excellent services that are now being provided to the community of Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Brian Stamp, Hospice Build Team

Build Team: Brian Stamp, D'Arcy Frankland, Jim Dobinson, George Stuart, Garry Griffin, Brett Giese and Jill Hanson





Campbell River Hospice Board of Directors
Garth Sheane, Board Advisor
Geri Arkell, Board Chair

Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





The Campbell River Hospice Society (CRHS) has been providing compassionate care to those affected by grief or those facing end-of-life for the past 32 years...


We continue providing our vital services because of the generous support of many caring and supportive individuals living in Campbell River and surrounding areas. Our financial support comes from 25% government, 42% Second to None Thrift Store and most importantly, 33% community support through our annual fundraising efforts.

Throughout this past year, we have been focused on identifying and filling gaps of services associated with grief and loss in our communities from Black Creek to Gold River. Due to the support of local community events such as Cycle of Life-Soul Cyclers, 100 Women Who Care, Ocean Pacific Auction, Dave Rennie Memorial Golf Tournament and Donations from the Community, we were able to increase counselling and hire an Art Therapist/Counsellor. This was an exceptional start to helping more people in the community, including young children and our youth.

Our Society is operated by 8% staff and 92% volunteers. Because of the completion of our new building and our dedicated volunteers who graciously contribute their expertise and talents, we are equipped to implement new services. However, we now need the funding to make it a reality.

The Goal:

At Hospice, we know grief can’t wait or be put on hold. Over the past year, we quickly recognized the need to provide a program tailored specifically to those affected by sudden loss, suicide and drug overdose. We must implement a program for our survivors who are left behind.

Sudden death can isolate survivors from their family, friends and community. There is still a powerful stigma that affects people who have recently lost someone through suicide. They are at an increased risk of thinking about it, planning or attempting suicide themselves.

We want to help the survivors of sudden death get through their devastating grief and loss by providing practical tools they can utilize. Through education and support, we can help to empower families to manage their grief in a healthy, safe and meaningful way. To make this dream a reality and to continue our current services, we need to raise $75,000 by December 31, 2019.

We ask that you consider supporting the campaign over the holiday season.

Louise Daviduck

Executive Director, Campbell River Hospice Society





The Campbell River Hospice Society (CRHS) has been providing compassionate care to those affected by grief or those facing end-of-life for the past 32 years...


We continue providing our vital services because of the generous support of many caring and supportive individuals living in Campbell River and surrounding areas. Our financial support comes from 25% government, 42% Second to None Thrift Store and most importantly, 33% community support through our annual fundraising efforts.

Throughout this past year, we have been focused on identifying and filling gaps of services associated with grief and loss in our communities from Black Creek to Gold River. Due to the support of local community events such as Cycle of Life-Soul Cyclers, 100 Women Who Care, Ocean Pacific Auction, Dave Rennie Memorial Golf Tournament and Donations from the Community, we were able to increase counselling and hire an Art Therapist/Counsellor. This was an exceptional start to helping more people in the community, including young children and our youth.

Our Society is operated by 8% staff and 92% volunteers. Because of the completion of our new building and our dedicated volunteers who graciously contribute their expertise and talents, we are equipped to implement new services. However, we now need the funding to make it a reality.

The Goal:

At Hospice, we know grief can’t wait or be put on hold. Over the past year, we quickly recognized the need to provide a program tailored specifically to those affected by sudden loss, suicide and drug overdose. We must implement a program for our survivors who are left behind.

Sudden death can isolate survivors from their family, friends and community. There is still a powerful stigma that affects people who have recently lost someone through suicide. They are at an increased risk of thinking about it, planning or attempting suicide themselves.

We want to help the survivors of sudden death get through their devastating grief and loss by providing practical tools they can utilize. Through education and support, we can help to empower families to manage their grief in a healthy, safe and meaningful way. To make this dream a reality and to continue our current services, we need to raise $75,000 by December 31, 2019.

We ask that you consider supporting the campaign over the holiday season.

Louise Daviduck

Executive Director, Campbell River Hospice Society





Dr. Bruce Wood, Board Member
Dr. Helen Garson, Board Vice Chair
Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC
Art Therapist & Counsellor

I remember how the doctor-lead palliative movement started in Campbell River in 2000. The Home Care nurses...


who are now called the Home and Community Care Team, asked for a local doctor to work with them with their palliative patients. At that time, many people were choosing to die at home so we created a committee and that was the beginning of palliative care in Campbell River. For me, this was the start of working in a multidisciplinary group to serve the needs of a dying person.

I felt that providing palliative care was the most rewarding work of my career.

There are a myriad of issues that a patient faces with a terminal illness and the family who must adapt to the issues and then the loss of a loved one. These issues exceed the expertise of any one discipline. Their needs are physical, psychosocial and spiritual which can be addressed by a multidisciplinary team of people. Hospice is an important part of the team and is well developed to help with the psychosocial aspects.

I retired in 2007 and felt the need to continue my involvement as a volunteer. I decided the Campbell River Hospice Society would be the right fit and I could contribute my knowledge of palliative care. Since then, I learned so much more from Hospice and was impressed by the work of the staff, counsellor and volunteers. I appreciate that the services are free and anyone can utilize these services.

The Campbell River Hospice Society has overcome many challenges over the years but the gift of our building has helped us move forward quickly. Over the past two-years, professional counselling has increased and our services have expanded and increased. I feel the future of Campbell River Hospice Society is very bright and I am proud to be associated with Hospice as a board member.

Dr. Helen Garson, Board Executive





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





Leslie Haynes-Hodgins  M.S.W., R.S.W.

Clinical Client Coordinator

Jo-Anne Lamoureux, M.A
Hospice Registered Clinical Counsellor
Netta Huffman – Hospice Client

When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation...


that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them.When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them. The hopes and expectations of the Build Team, donors and community at-large have been fulfilled. It is very gratifying to witness the excellent services that are now being provided to the community of Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Brian Stamp, Hospice Build Team

Build Team: Brian Stamp, D'Arcy Frankland, Jim Dobinson, George Stuart, Garry Griffin, Brett Giese and Jill Hanson





When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation...


that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them.When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them. The hopes and expectations of the Build Team, donors and community at-large have been fulfilled. It is very gratifying to witness the excellent services that are now being provided to the community of Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Brian Stamp, Hospice Build Team

Build Team: Brian Stamp, D'Arcy Frankland, Jim Dobinson, George Stuart, Garry Griffin, Brett Giese and Jill Hanson





As the Clinical Client Coordinator, I have the privilege of being one of the first contacts for clients seeking services at the CR Hospice Society...


After a brief assessment, my role is to link the client with the many wonderful services Hospice provides. The clients are often pleasantly surprised at the amount and variety of services to choose from. I am also the liaison between the client and our amazing volunteers who have chosen to engage in direct service. Their role is vital to our organization so I am honoured to provide support and guidance as they companion our clients in the hospital, at Yuculta or in the community.

Leslie Haynes-Hodgins M.S.W., R.S.W.

Clinical Client Coordinator





Kelly Fisher, Hospice Volunteer
Frank Mayell,
Hospice Client
Tony Coon & Leslie Palmer-Coon, Legacy Donors

Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





As the Clinical Client Coordinator, I have the privilege of being one of the first contacts for clients seeking services at the CR Hospice Society...


After a brief assessment, my role is to link the client with the many wonderful services Hospice provides. The clients are often pleasantly surprised at the amount and variety of services to choose from. I am also the liaison between the client and our amazing volunteers who have chosen to engage in direct service. Their role is vital to our organization so I am honoured to provide support and guidance as they companion our clients in the hospital, at Yuculta or in the community.

Leslie Haynes-Hodgins M.S.W., R.S.W.

Clinical Client Coordinator