Submitted by Bruce Knowlden and Michèle Neider

Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley

Hospice’s doors are open to all. We welcome and serve everyone — young and old, sporty and couch potato, cheerful and grumpy, talker and observer, believer and skeptic, loner and social butterfly, quiet and loud, traveller and homebody — no matter who you are and how you choose to be in the world, we are here for you when loss visits. We have the inevitability of death in common.

Hospice care plays a vital role in providing comfort and support to individuals facing life-limiting illness, end of life, or bereavement. 

To serve a diverse and multi-faith population seeking our organization’s assistance, it is essential that all services and programs remain secular and culturally sensitive. 

Clients and their families hold a wide range of beliefs and values. Volunteers and staff must respect and accommodate individuals from various cultural backgrounds and belief systems. 

By respecting different values, hospice services promote inclusivity, autonomy, and a client-centred approach. In doing so, they contribute to the creation of an environment where individuals can face their life challenges and grief with dignity regardless of their affiliations. 

If you or a loved one need our services, do not hesitate to call the office at (778) 526-5143 or drop by from noon to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, at Frater Landing, #103-926 7th Avenue in Invermere. We provide more than end-of-life services. We are here to improve and support quality of life.