Our Final Gift to Mom: Judy’s Story

After facing ten years of cancer, my mother, Judy MacLellan, became a patient at Hospice Halifax. When we learned that Mom’s cancer had come back, it was important to us that she could feel some control about how and where she would die. Hospice Halifax opened in the spring of this year and Mom was… Read More

Lindsay Construction Announces Donation

For Immediate Release In Celebration of 60 Years in Business, Lindsay Construction Announces $100,000 Donation to Hospice Halifax November 29th, 2019 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – Today, Lindsay Construction marked 60 years in business with a gift of $100,000 to Hospice Halifax. As part of the company’s ongoing focus on giving back to their communities across… Read More

Hats Off to You: We Raised $30,000

Oh what a night! Together, we raised $30,000 to provide the best end-of-life care possible for patients from Nova Scotia and their families! A full crowd — about 120 guests at our exclusive event — gathered at Parkland at the Gardens on Wednesday, October 23 for jazz music, gourmet food, and a live and silent… Read More

A Great Garden Party!

Thanks neighbours, friends, supporters, and hospice families for joining us for cupcakes, pink lemonade, and friendly chats as we officially opened our hospice garden on August 28, 2019. We offer sincere gratitude to The Hon. Dr. Sharon Carstairs and her family for giving so generously to Vivian’s Garden, a place where patients and families will… Read More

Solar Program: Creating Green Jobs

Have you seen the solar panels on the roof of the hospice residence? Hospice Halifax is pleased to be a part of the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program. See the news release below issued June 26, 2019 from the Department of Energy and Mines, Government of Nova Scotia, to encourage program applications for the… Read More

Editorial: The first fond farewell

This article was originally published in The Chronicle Herald on June 1, 2019. Ally Garber is the daughter of Judith MacLellan. Hospice Halifax had the honour of caring for Judith at the end of her life. Judith, Ally, and their family are one of the first families to receive care at Hospice Halifax. Photo credits:… Read More

Hike for Hospice Raises Over $55,000

You laced up your sneakers on Sunday, May 5 and came out for a great day in support of Hospice Halifax. We’re so thankful! Photo credit: Richard Hall Through our teams’ and hikers’ generosity and donors’ contributions online, we raised over $55,000 in net proceeds for the new hospice residence, opening to Nova Scotian patients… Read More

Ribbon Cutting with Partners

Hospice Halifax Celebrates Ribbon Cutting with Partners (Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Halifax, NS) Halifax’s first hospice residence for Nova Scotian patients and their families celebrated its official opening today, April 17, at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. The facility will welcome patients and families by the end of the month. Join us for Hike for… Read More

Open House: April 17, 18 & 20

After years of hard work by many in our community, Hospice Halifax is very excited to share our community’s brand new, state-of-the-art, 10-bedroom hospice residence for Nova Scotian patients and their families. Since 2001 many of us have dreamed of opening this hospice residence. Please join us to celebrate this accomplishment and view the new… Read More

$1-Million Gift from J & W Murphy Foundation

On behalf of our staff, board members, volunteers, donor partners, and future hospice patients and families, I express sincere gratitude to the Murphy family, and the J & W Murphy Foundation, for their generous contribution of $1-million to Hospice Halifax. Their gift will cover the costs of the hospice residence’s architectural design, which focuses on… Read More

Eligibility and Admission Announcement

Hospice Halifax Announces Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process for Hospice Residence (Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Halifax, NS) Hospice Halifax and Nova Scotia Health Authority announced eligibility criteria and an admission process, as a new hospice residence for patients from Nova Scotia and their families opens on April 8. The hospice will provide end-of-life care for… Read More

A Preview: Interior Under Construction

Check out this 3D virtual tour of the hospice residence, now under construction at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. We partnered with Colin Gillis and his team at Smarter Spaces to produce a behind-the-scenes preview of the hospice residence interior in mid October 2018. The walk through provides a detailed, visual experience of what the… Read More

Audrey Parker: Honouring a lifetime

Welcome. Please see below a penned letter from Audrey Parker to Hospice Halifax and her full obituary, published in The Chronicle Herald on November 2, 2018. A penned letter from Audrey Parker: Why is it that we believe that our first breath is so much more important than our last? I think society has it… Read More