Welcome to the Powell River Hospice Society website
We are a community-based, non-profit organization offering social, emotional and spiritual support to individuals at the end of their life—through compassion, respect and care, aimed at quality of living and a good death. We also support family and friends in grief and bereavement, and are committed to providing education and advocacy throughout the community.
The Powell River Hospice Society considers death a natural and meaningful part of life’s journey. The values that guide us include respect, compassion, empathy, equity, caring, healing, open communication, collaboration, accountability, creativity and honouring in all that we do.
If you would like a Volunteer Hospice Visitor your doctor or nurse can send us a referral, or you, a family member or friend can simply give us a call. Hospice volunteers are non-medical visitors trained in dying and grief, providing companionship as well as emotional, social and spiritual support to the dying person and their families.
“When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”
– Morrie Schwartz, American educator and writer (1916 – 1995)