Construction Starts – A Good News Story

Almost 100 people joined us for the milestone Building Commencement Ceremony, on Monday, August 12, celebrating the construction start of the Roozen Family Hospice Centre. Garnet Clark, Pilgrims Hospice Society Board Chair, captured the excitement of the event: "Volunteers and champions, donors and client families, neighbours, construction partners, and community representatives coming together to [...]

2019-08-19T11:31:29-06:00 August 18th, 2019|Campaigns & Fundraising, Events, Press, Stories|

Susan’s Story

My work was my life. After taking early retirement, I had no focus or routine, and my illness made it difficult for me to leave home or meet new friends. I was struggling not just with my diagnosis but with loneliness and depression. I needed something to keep myself busy and engaged, and my husband, [...]

2019-07-16T09:47:21-06:00 July 11th, 2019|Client Stories, Day Program, Stories|

25th Birthday Founders Dinner

Celebrating 25 Years of Compassionate Care Over 100 friends and supporters gathered earlier this month for an intimate dinner to celebrate the 25th Birthday of Pilgrims Hospice Society and to honour the original Founders. From champagne on the patio to birthday cake, and collections of Pilgrims' photos over 25 years to portrait sketches by [...]

2019-06-27T14:39:26-06:00 June 27th, 2019|Events, Stories|

Benefitting the People of Edmonton

To mark CADTH’s 30th anniversary, the organization launched a new initiative – HTA Gives Back – at their annual Symposium, held in Edmonton earlier this year. Rather than purchasing thank you gifts for speakers and volunteers, they decided to redirect the funds to a local registered charity in Edmonton, as well as donate an [...]

2019-06-03T11:18:04-06:00 June 3rd, 2019|Press, Stories|

Volunteering: It’s a Joy – Carol Milner

Carol with Hospice Day Program client, Darlene For me, volunteering for Pilgrims Hospice Society as a massage therapist is all about the people. Offering a bit of comfort and a listening ear to those who are going through incredibly tough challenges. Massage can play an important part in end-of-life care, providing comfort [...]

2019-04-09T11:52:02-06:00 April 9th, 2019|Day Program, Volunteer Stories|

Celebrating Care and Kindness – Donna McIsaac: Coordinator, Volunteer Services

National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), is an opportunity to highlight the amazing contributions volunteers make in all walks of life. Each volunteer is an essential part of our team, appreciated every day, and Pilgrims Hospice Society couldn’t do the work we do without their selflessness. I am struck by such an incredibly diverse, talented [...]

2019-04-09T11:52:43-06:00 April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized, Volunteer Stories|

The Spiritual Side of Bereavement

We are often asked whether Pilgrims Hospice Society is affiliated with a particular religion. The answer is no – but we welcome people from all faiths and backgrounds, and those without any religious beliefs. In his short article, The Spiritual Side of Bereavement, Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, (Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of [...]

2019-02-14T11:39:20-06:00 February 14th, 2019|Grief & Bereavement, Stories|

A Valentine’s Message

It must be LOVE... It's called hospice It’s hope and more… More than traditional healthcare – it’s providing solutions for difficult times when hope is in question, it’s being close in a time of fear, it’s a friend with time to share, it’s laughter in the midst of tears, it’s dignity… it’s humanity… it’s [...]

2019-02-14T11:33:42-06:00 February 14th, 2019|Stories|