What to Do When Grief Overshadows Holiday Cheer

A woman grieving

Happiness, togetherness, celebration – these are words often associated with this time of year, when many holidays are celebrated around the world. We see and hear this on our television screens, phones and radios, reminding us that this is a time of year for cheer.

Your Will Can Make a Difference

Hospice Halifax patient and their families

Hospice Halifax has partnered with Will Power, a national movement to educate Canadians on the power they have to make a difference through their Wills. Can I Really Make a Difference with My Will? Common Myths that Get in the Way of Your Will Power: In short, yes. By leaving a gift to Hospice Halifax in your […]

A Note from Gordon

Gordon, past CEO

I am writing to let you know that I will retire as CEO of Hospice Halifax in November 2021. My time as CEO has been exciting and rewarding, and I am so proud to have played a role in building, opening and running the province’s first hospice. The timing is right for both me and […]

Hike4Hospice – A New Record!

Hike for Hospice 2021 Totals

Wow! Over 1,000 donors in our community raised a total of $117,650 for Hike for Hospice presented by Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management Halifax.  That’s nearly doubling last year’s record breaking results!  We want to thank everyone who helped share our posts, championed the cause by becoming a team captain, and everyone who donated. Thanks to our […]

Hike for Hospice 2020 – The Results are in…

Hike for Hospice

On Saturday, June 27th, we held our annual Hike for Hospice Halifax – with a twist. This year, due to COVID-19, we made the decision to opt for a virtual hike. When we pivoted from an in-person event to a virtual one, we had to get creative in how we would present the event. We […]

Deborah Coleman reflects on her family’s experience at Hospice Halifax

Hospice Halifax View

One year ago on April 17th we had our grand opening. Today marks the one year anniversary of the first patient we admitted to Hospice Halifax. Since that day, we have welcomed 127 patients and their families, from ages 26 to 99. The average length of stay for patients has been 21 days. We have […]

Feeling the Love – Sneak Peek 2020

Feeling the Love Dinner and Dance Party

Our Feeling the Love event is quickly approaching! We have received some amazing support from our community, and we are pleased to provide a sneak peek a some of the amazing packages at this year’s Silent Auction…but don’t tell anyone…

$1-Million Gift from J & W Murphy Foundation

Three women reflecting by the water

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 […]

Audrey Parker: Honouring a Lifetime

Audrey Parker

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 […]

Hospice Houses Reveal Their Past

Past Hospice Houses

Hospice Halifax’s one-on-one interview with Dr. Margaret Casey, also the focus of CBC Nova Scotia’s article published on August 22, 2017: Almost century-old Christmas cards found in Halifax Hospice house. During July’s soft demo of the two buildings on Francklyn Street, we made the exciting discovery of some Christmas cards, a few calling cards, and a small […]

Hospice Halifax Shares Updated Plans

Plans of the new Hospice Halifax

Board members, staff and volunteers of Hospice Halifax shared updated draft design concepts for Halifax’s first hospice being created to provide end-of-life care and family support.

A Special Thanks

Rotary QEII Cheque Presentation

We’re extending a special thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Metro Halifax, QEII Palliative Care, and the QEII Foundation for their amazing pledged support of combined matching donations of $300,000 over three years!