About Us

The Campbell River Hospice Society provides caring and compassionate support to children and adults experiencing end-of-life or grieving through a variety of services at no cost. The process starts by submitting a referral which can come from patients and their family members or through doctors and other health-care professionals. Clients must be aware of referrals and can be completed online, by phone or at our office. 




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.

Financial Statement

The Campbell River Hospice Society prides itself on remaining accountable and transparent to our donors and funders.

Financial Statement ending March 31, 2019, HERE




Our client …

We believe our clients must be met with caring, compassion, sincerity, and respect as each one is an unique individual in unique circumstances.


We believe we must be non-judgmental and confidential regarding all client information.


We believe we need to be a force for joy and positive thinking.


Our community …

We believe we can best serve if we are collaborative with other providers so that we add to the synergy of care.


We believe we must be inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, age, or gender.


Our organization …

We believe that we owe a duty of care to our members to meet their expectations for the Hospice Society.


We believe we have a fiduciary responsibility to donors and Hospice patrons to ensure their contributions are used prudently and in the best interests of the client patients.



Our Employees, Volunteers, and Directors

We believe people should be inspired and compelled by the Hospice Vision.


We believe trust is built with integrity and professionalism.


We believe excellence requires both capability and passion.


We believe our Vision and plans are dependent on the dedication of our people.

Agency Memberships

Vancouver Island Federation of Hospices
BC Hospice Palliative Association
BC Centre For Palliative Care
Campbell River Volunteer
Campbell River Chamber of Commerce
Campbell River Women in Networking 

Board of Directors

Board Advisor

Garth Sheane

Garth and his wife, Judy, moved to Campbell River from Calgary in 1989 to take up the reins of the CEO position for Evergreen Savings Credit Union. In 2005, Garth led a merger of three credit unions, which included Evergreen Savings, to form Coastal Community Credit Union. He was President and CEO of that organization for four years prior to retiring in 2009.


Both during his working career and after retirement, Garth has been active in a number of board directorships, including 9 years on a deposit insurance board, 3 years with Nature Conservancy of Canada (BC board), and 8 years as an independent director on a First Nations Trust. He also chaired a health council for several years in Campbell River. Garth holds a Chartered Director designation from McMasters University, and counts governance as one of his business passions.


As a post-retirement activity, Garth has looked for opportunities in business mentoring. He has mentored several senior management people under the National Credit Union Mentoring program. As well, he is a mentor for Executive Mentors (Toronto) and is currently working with one client. Garth was asked in 2017 if he would assist the Hospice Board as an advisor and coach in the role of governance.  

Board Chair

Geri Arkell

Geri and her family moved to Campbell River in 1989 as her husband Ted took over ownership of Dyer Logging in Sayward.  Geri worked as an RN in many different areas but settled into Oncology Nursing in 1998.  She greatly enjoyed this area of work and learned many valuable life lessons from her patients and their families.  One of her greatest memories was in 2007 when she was presented with the BC Cancer Agency Community Care Award for “cancer care above and beyond” from her peers at Victoria Cancer Clinic.  Geri and her cancer team worked closely with the patients and their healthcare nurses in the hospital, at home and at hospice.


Through her career, she referred many patients and families to hospice to help them cope through caring and compassionate support.  Once Geri retired it was a natural progression to become involved with hospice as a dedicated volunteer.


Geri has been on the Board of Directors for the past six years and is currently the Board Chair. She is grateful for the support of Garth Sheane, board advisor who has helped tremendously with the completion of our Strategic Plan and Governance guidance.

Board Treasurer

Don Roset, CPA, C.A.

Don is new to the board and brings over 40 years of public practice experience which has included a variety of non-profit clients.  Don has served on a number of boards in Campbell River and is presently a partner with Roset Lanyon, CPA’s.


Although Don’s background and expertise are financial, he is looking forward to being involved in all aspects of the Campbell River Hospice Society.


Board Executive

Dr. Bruce Wood

I have been a family doctor in Campbell River for 35 years and really enjoyed my work, however, I don't think the needs of my terminally ill patients and their families were always met. My own illness and spending a year in hospital taught me how important family, friends and community are. Our goal at the hospice is to provide that caring place to honour the passing of life and the grieving process. 

Board Executive

Dr. Helen Garson

Helen has been a Board member for CR Hospice Society since 2010. She retired from being a GP in town for 25 years. She brings her experience of working in palliative care and chemotherapy for the last 7 years of her working life. During these later years, she worked closely with CR Hospice and referred many patients for their services. She is passionate about good multidisciplinary palliative care and always appreciated the services that Hospice was able to contribute to this.

Board Executive

Dennis Brunt

Originally from Vancouver, Dennis and his wife Margot lived and worked in different parts of B.C., until moving with their children to Campbell River in 1987. Dennis believes that a healthy life should include a balance between family, relaxation and work. After retiring from a long career in the forest industry and three years working overseas in the education field in Qatar, Dennis wanted to give back to the community. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Welcome Centre for five years. He met many wonderful people from different countries who have become friends. Dennis became involved with the Campbell River Hospice Society because he wanted to continue to give back to his community and he sees Hospice as providing an essential service in Campbell River.

Dennis and Margot have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. In his spare time, Dennis loves to play golf. He also enjoys travelling, plus biking and hiking around the Campbell River area.

Board Executive

Darcy Murray

 Darcy was born and raised on Quadra Island, where generations of her family have and continue to reside. In 1980, Darcy moved to Campbell River where she was already working, to marry her high school sweetheart, Terry. They raised two children in this fabulous community while operating their long-time residential construction company. Darcy also worked at a bank in Finance and retired as a Branch Manager after 38 years in this field. More recently, Darcy decided to make a lifestyle change to work in Real Estate, which she greatly enjoys as it allows her more time to spend with her ageing family. 
Darcy has fond memories anchored around meeting and helping so many wonderful people and businesses within our community. She has been a volunteer since her youth and has sat on several local boards over the years. Darcy has close ties to Hospice. She had the opportunity first-hand to see the vision of Hospice when her brother was a patient. And more recently, she was invited by the Rennie family to join the committee for the annual Dave Rennie Memorial Golf Tournament, which is an important fundraiser for Campbell River Hospice Society. Darcy feels honoured to help with the vision and commitment of serving our community in this capacity.

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Executive Director

Louise Daviduck

Louise has been working in non-profit for the past 17 years and is passionate about supporting people in the community where she lives. She was nominated for Woman of Distinction for her work with homeless youth and was an instrumental part of the development of a home for 21 individuals living with severe mental illness. She recently moved from Edmonton Alberta with her husband Murray and dog Arlo.

Administrative Assistant

Karen Born

Karen has spent the last eight years working as an administrative assistant in audiology and municipal offices respectively. She has also spent over 30 years as a private piano/theory teacher.  Her students have won medals with the Royal Conservatory of Music and some have gone on to earn music degrees. She has enjoyed volunteering on a regular basis since her teen years. Karen and her husband Glenn moved to Campbell River recently to be near family.  In their spare time, they work on stained glass projects and enjoy hiking at Canyon View.

Second To None Thrift Store Manager

Tiffany Dirks

Tiffany moved from Squamish 13 years ago where she ran her own daycare business for 5 years while raising her daughter.​ After moving to Campbell River she started working in the customer service industry and has continued to work in it for the last 13 years. She started with Hospice as the manager at the Second to None thrift store in November of 2014.  ​She is also very involved in fitness and occasionally teaches classes in her spare time.

Client Coordinator

Leslie Haynes-Hodgins

Originally from Ontario, Leslie has 30+ years of experience in healthcare.  Her educational backgrounds of nursing and social work make her approach to counselling unique.  Leslie has had the opportunity of working with palliative patients in the hospital and the community.  She is excited to bring her experience and clinical skill to her new position as Client Coordinator at hospice.  When she is not working you can find her fly fishing the many rivers and beaches of this beautiful area.

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