About Us


Clearwater & District Hospice is a nonprofit Society, incorporated on June 14, 2007. Previous to incorporation, several members of the community, as well as medical staff, realized the need for support for patients diagnosed with a terminal illness and organized a Hospice Society to serve in the North Thompson Valley. All Clearwater Hospice members receive monthly training to serve in that capacity, provided by the Kamloops Hospice Association as well as other educational organizations. Each member must receive a Criminal Record Investigation certificate, and be fully vaccinated before acceptance into membership.

In the spring of 2021 the decommissioned maternity suite in Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, remodeled and refurbished, was opened as a designated Hospice room. This major project was achieved by working with Interior Health, receiving generous donations from Wells Gray Community Forests, Royal Canadian Legion, and others, as well as the Hospice annual campaign ‘Lights To Remember’ held in November. Clearwater & District Hospice Society has created an environment for families and loved ones to be together during their final journey. The modern, Stryker Isotour 2020-4 bed, and 2 mattresses, provides comfort and warmth for the patient; while the sofa bed and linens, and comfortable recliner, are there for the family members attending their loved one. A small kitchenette, with fridge, toaster/convection oven, microwave, and coffee maker, is directly accessible from the Hospice room, as is the large private bathroom and shower. A large-screen TV with all available cable channels can be viewed from the bed and recliner.

What is Hospice?

Hospice Is…

~ Hospice is more about quality of life than it is about death. ~
~ Family-centred care, by whoever the person defines as family. ~
~ Hospice treats the person, not the disease. ~
~Hospice care manages symptoms, not only the physical but also psychological, social, emotional and spiritual of each person and family. ~
~ Hospice is a commitment to the lives of the patient and their families. ~
~ Accepting death is the final stage of life, with dignity and love, surrounded by loved ones. ~

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”

– Rumi

Our Board

The society board consists of:
Vice President
Two Directors

Our Funding

Interior Health funds 50% of the society’s expenses. All other monies are by generous donations or fundraising. This funding helps to pay for the one 16-hour per month position, covering the administration, secretarial and treasury work needed by the Hospice Society.


The Annual General Meeting is in May

Our Office

The Clearwater & District Hospice Society office can be found in the Legion Building located at:
249D Glen Road
Clearwater, BC
To visit or view resources in the office, please contact 778-208-0137 or email clearwaterhospice91@gmail.com

Our Membership

All members of the Society pay $5/year due at the AGM
New Members Welcome
For more information about becoming a member, please call or email

Our Contact

Phone: 778-208-0137
Email: clearwaterhospice91@gmail.com

No One Should Have To Take This Journey Alone

Who is Clearwater Hospice?

We are volunteers and members of the Clearwater & District Hospice Society providing a community service for individuals and their families in need of support due to illness.

Our Purpose

To offer support to those in grief so that the road might be made easier.

Our Care

Will be coordinated and planned with the patient, family and health care professionals.

Our Goals Are

To maintain dignity, individuality and quality of life.

To provide emotional support during illness, end of life and bereavement.

To provide an atmosphere of trust, empathy and confidentiality where feelings and emotions can be shared.

To increase awareness of the grief process that accompanies any loss experience.

Our Training

Developing communication and active listening skills, providing information on the effects of grieving, death and dying.

Ongoing training and support for volunteers is provided and encouraged.

Our Funding

Hospice is a volunteer independent non-profit society providing services free of charge.

In order to accomplish our goals, your support of our fundraising endeavours, tax-deductible donations, bequests or gifts are greatly appreciated.

Our Volunteers Will

Provide physical and emotional support at your home or hospitals.

Listen without judging or giving advice.

Sit with you in the pleasant and comfortably
furnished Hospice Room at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital.

Be a companion to read, play cards, or write letters

Help in any way that is appropriate.

“At some time, in some way, we must all face the end of life. Most of us share a common hope that when death comes to us or to a loved one, it will be peaceful and free of pain. We hope to be surrounded by those we love – feeling safe, comfortable and cared for. “