Daneve McAffer – President, Chair of Events Committee
Dodie Marcil – Secretary
Barb Gagatek – Board Member
Linda Herbert – Board Member
Laura Cuthbertson – Board Member
Michèle Neider – Executive Director
Tel. (778) 526-5143
Unit #103 Frater Landing – 926 7 Ave
Work began on the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley in September of 2012 by Maria Kliavkoff with financial support by Susan Kliavkoff. By November of 2012 the first board was assembled. The Board consisted of Karen Arif (VP/Treasurer), Catrien Dainard (Secretary), Dr. Chris Gooch, Maxine Jones, and Donna Power who became the first President of the Board of Directors.
Hospice is an oasis where no one dies or grieves alone
To provide emotional care, understanding, comfort and a sense of well being – through compassionate end-of-life and bereavement support – and to be an advocate for change in the way our communities care for the dying and bereaved.
Hospice is not a place, it is a concept. The focus is on caring, not curing – on life, not death. Quality of life, family wellness, community involvement and personal dignity are all part of our compassionate and progressive vision.
Our mandate is to make the last months of life comfortable and peaceful for clients and their families by:
- improving quality of life,
- facilitating important conversations,
- developing creative ways of coping,
- supporting healthy grieving and,
- fostering growth and emotional healing.
To provide programs and services that support those struggling with the intense emotions associated with grief, loss, and bereavement.
HSCV is community based. Trained volunteers provide one-on-one support in the form of in home and/or hospital/care home visitations for anticipatory grief, end-of-life and bereaved clients.
HSCV is part of a comprehensive care team; we work closely with clients, families, medical representatives, social workers, and caregivers.
All programs, services, resources, and education to residents in need of support are free.
HSCV’s actions are governed by the knowledge that there is a duty to manage resources wisely and cost effectively.
Hospice is Committed, Compassionate, Honest and operate from Integrity in all we do. As a non-profit society we are Approachable, Accountable, and Fiscally Responsible.We operate in an atmosphere of Cooperation, Flexibility and Respect.
Constitution of the Society
The purpose of the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley is to
- Promote health by relieving conditions associated with end of life in the 14 communities of the Columbia Valley by providing Hospice Services in the form of in home and/or hospital visitation to those diagnosed with a terminal illness.
- Promote health by relieving conditions associated with bereavement and the grief process through programs designed to support those struggling with the intense emotions associated with grief, loss and bereavement.