Langley Hospice Society

Shannon Todd Booth, Carissa Halley and Kathy Derksen paid the new Langley Hospice a visit in late April. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: New Langley Hospice takes shape

‘A dream come true’ as walls and roof go up

 

Barbara-Ann Kubb is a nurse and manager at the long-term care facilities that include Langley's hospice. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley hospice nurses feel calling for end-of-life care

It’s a tough job, but one that has rewards, says Langley hospice nursing manager

 

Ken Hunter, left, with his children Madison, Josh, and daughter-in-law Miranda at the bench in Sendall Gardens commemorating Liane Baron Hunter. (Ken Hunter/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

COVID disrupts goodbyes and grieving for Langley family

Ken Hunter lost his mother and wife while navigating lockdowns last year

 

Rev. Andrew Halladay of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Langley City said not being able to hold funerals in person has been difficult for his congregation. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Grief inescapable for those who have lost loved ones to COVID

Dealing with death has been difficult with so much on hold for a year

Rev. Andrew Halladay of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Langley City said not being able to hold funerals in person has been difficult for his congregation. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley activist Dorscie Paterson celebrated her 108th birthday on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Cedar Hill long term care facility. Because of the pandemic, she remained inside, able to see, but not shake hands with visitors. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Dorscie Paterson celebrates her 108th birthday

Pandemic required her to remain behind a window, able to see, but not make contact with visitors

Langley activist Dorscie Paterson celebrated her 108th birthday on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Cedar Hill long term care facility. Because of the pandemic, she remained inside, able to see, but not shake hands with visitors. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The new MRI suite at Langley Memorial Hospital opened earlier this week. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

2020 Reflections: Hospital ER, hospice construction brings new health era in Langley

The biggest expansion of Langley’s physical health care in decades is underway

The new MRI suite at Langley Memorial Hospital opened earlier this week. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brew being poured in aid of Langley hospice

A team of four craft breweries and an area pub come together for charities

Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Langley Hospice Society is encouraging local residents and businesses to shine a blue light on Nov. 19 for Children’s Grief Awareness Day. (Hospice society poster)

Children’s grief in spotlight in blue light campaign

Helping children deal with grief is the focus of a workshop for Children’s Grief Awareness Day

The Langley Hospice Society is encouraging local residents and businesses to shine a blue light on Nov. 19 for Children’s Grief Awareness Day. (Hospice society poster)
Langley Hospice Society volunteer Manfred Rossdeutscher fills a bag with cranberries Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Cedar Rim Nursery on Glover Road in Langley. Proceeds from the sale go to support the hospice. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cranberry sale supports Langley Hospice

Weekend fundraiser at Cedar Rim nursery on Glover Road

Langley Hospice Society volunteer Manfred Rossdeutscher fills a bag with cranberries Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Cedar Rim Nursery on Glover Road in Langley. Proceeds from the sale go to support the hospice. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Langley hospice construction announcement lacks reference to MAiD

An important subject related to hospice care was apparently not addressed in recent coverage

  • Aug 14, 2020
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Health Minister Adrian Dix, Kathy Derksen, with the Langley Hospice Society, and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee announced the start of construction of the new 15-bed hospice residence in Murrayville n Friday, Aug. 8. (Hospice Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Construction underway on Langley’s new hospice residence

The new 15-bed facility is slated for completion in summer 2021

Health Minister Adrian Dix, Kathy Derksen, with the Langley Hospice Society, and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee announced the start of construction of the new 15-bed hospice residence in Murrayville n Friday, Aug. 8. (Hospice Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Health Advance Care Planning offers information, videos and workshops to help residents make important health decisions. (Fraser Health video image)

Langley hospice hosts experts on planning for your future health care needs

The annual advance care planning workshops are an online format due to COVID-19

The Fraser Health Advance Care Planning offers information, videos and workshops to help residents make important health decisions. (Fraser Health video image)
Gala brought straight to attendees’ doorsteps

Gala brought straight to attendees’ doorsteps

Langley Hospice Society held mobile gala last Saturday to move past social distancing measures

Gala brought straight to attendees’ doorsteps
Walnut Grove’s Norma Floyd has already raised about $300 for the Langley Hospice Society, by making and selling face masks. She lowers the items down in a basket, and buyers can pick the one/s they want, pay $10 each, and never have to have literal contact with the 92-year-old woman. (Shannon Todd Booth/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Pulley system used in homemade mask making effort for charity

A 92-year-old Langley woman is selling handcrafted face covers, giving all the money to hospice

Walnut Grove’s Norma Floyd has already raised about $300 for the Langley Hospice Society, by making and selling face masks. She lowers the items down in a basket, and buyers can pick the one/s they want, pay $10 each, and never have to have literal contact with the 92-year-old woman. (Shannon Todd Booth/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shannon Todd Booth, left, and her daughter Hope Booth were helping out with yard work at the Langley Hospice Society’s Supportive Program Centre on Thursday, April 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley hospice mission continues amid COVID-19 crisis

Technology is being used to reach out to people in need of help with grieving

Shannon Todd Booth, left, and her daughter Hope Booth were helping out with yard work at the Langley Hospice Society’s Supportive Program Centre on Thursday, April 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
More than 500 people took part in the annual Historic Half Marathon through Fort Langley on Sunday, Feb. 16 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Half-marathon for hospice society draws hundreds to new Langley route

Despite a mudslide that forced a last-minute move, attendance was up, slightly

More than 500 people took part in the annual Historic Half Marathon through Fort Langley on Sunday, Feb. 16 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Health minister Adrian Dix, centre, with Dr. Mitra Maharaj, right, and other doctors and nurses at the official start of construction in January, 2019 for the Langley Memorial Hospital ER expansion. (Langley Advance Times files)

Year in Review: New ER, new MRI on the way for Langley Memorial

Construction is underway after years of fundraising

Health minister Adrian Dix, centre, with Dr. Mitra Maharaj, right, and other doctors and nurses at the official start of construction in January, 2019 for the Langley Memorial Hospital ER expansion. (Langley Advance Times files)
Diane Warawa spoke at the celebration of life of her husband, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: MP Warawa remembered for kindness, faith, convictions

Hundreds of people attended a celebration of life for the late Langley politician

Diane Warawa spoke at the celebration of life of her husband, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Mark Warawa Facebook Page                                A meeting Feb. 10 about Fraser Health imposing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) on hospice and palliative care facilities attracted more than 250 people. The panel included Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa, Langley MLA Mary Polak, Delta Hospice’s Janice Strukoff, and Mike Krabbendam of Langley’s Manoah Manor.

WATCH: Langley politicians call on public to oppose hospice euthanasia requirement

The Association for Reformed Political Action hosted the meeting at Credo Christian School Saturday.

Mark Warawa Facebook Page                                A meeting Feb. 10 about Fraser Health imposing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) on hospice and palliative care facilities attracted more than 250 people. The panel included Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa, Langley MLA Mary Polak, Delta Hospice’s Janice Strukoff, and Mike Krabbendam of Langley’s Manoah Manor.