Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 08, 2019
The butterfly symbolizes the transition between life and death. It is used by many hospice societies world-wide, including the Delta Hospice Society, a community-based, non-profit charitable organization helping individuals and their families experiencing a life-threatening diagnosis, advanced illness or bereavement since 1991.
Irene Thomas Hospice
Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for
Supportive Care
Sarah Macey presents on Delta Hospice
- Mel Baly photo
Sarah Macey and Nancy Macey, Founder and
Executive Director of Delta Hospice Society
(centre l and r) are thanked by President
Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Irene Forcier
- Mel Baly photo
The Delta Hospice Society is governed by a board of directors, and provides a team of specially trained staff,   130 client volunteers and 130 Charity Shoppe volunteers.
Irene Thomas Hospice, named in honour of the mother of Ladner Rotrian John Thomas, offers a peaceful, comfortable, home away from home where people and their families can be in the last months or weeks of life.
The Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care offers information, resources, individual, family, and group counselling, complementary therapies, respite, and companioning through illness and bereavement. It has counselling rooms, a library, a great room for yoga, therapeutic touch and volunteer training, and an expressive arts room.
Delta Hospice Society services include:
One to one Counselling
One to one Volunteer companioning
Access to services
Art/Play therapy
Bereavement Groups
Celebrate a Life            
Community services referrals
Coping with the Holidays
Lending library
Life Stories
Music therapy
Relaxation program
Restorative Yoga for those living with cancer
Short term respite for caregivers
Therapeutic touch
Vigil service