The Hospice Society
Offers a Free Service of Care that Values Life
A Brief History
After World War 2, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross found drawings and carvings of butterflies on concentration camp walls. The butterfly symbolizes the transition between life and death, and is used by Hospice Societies worldwide
As an organization, Hospice was begun by Dr. Cicely Saunders in London, England, during the 1960’s at Saint Christopher’s Hospital (the saint of travelers). Dr Saunders was knighted in 1960 for her work in palliative care.
In 1981 Dr. Helen Hays brought hospice to a hospital in Edmonton, Canada
In 1987, Dr. William Mitchell-Banks and Rev. Harry Haberstock founded the Creston Valley Hospice Society.
What is hospice?
The Creston Valley Hospice Society is made up of a group of trained volunteers dedicated to provide free compassionate emotional support to terminally ill patients; to their families and friends; in the home, hospital or care facility; during and after the end of the loved one's life.
“Hospice care allows people to live until they die, their families to live with them as they are dying and to go on living afterwards....”
“You matter to the last moment of your