Langley Hospice Society

A fake piano donation almost scammed the Langley Hospice Society, said executive director Shannon Todd Booth. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Grand piano scam targets Langley Hospice Society

Staff narrowly avoided the scam, which has hit other locations

 

More than 70 people attended the evening candlelight vigil held recently at Derek Doubleday Arbouretum in November 2021. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley groups host walk on National Bereavement Day

Public can place memorial ornaments in arboretum

 

The Butterfly Release and Fundraiser takes place at Krause Berry Farms on Saturday, Aug. 6 in support of Langley Hospice Society and Langley Lodge. Butterflies are $25 each, but numbers are limited. Anyone who would like to release a butterfly is encouraged to reserve one. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Butterfly release aids Langley Hospice, Langley Lodge

Both societies will benefit from the Aug. 6 event

 

Langley Hospice Society’s Shannon Todd Booth (left) showed features of the new hospice’s spa room to Township Councillor Petrina Arnason and City Mayor Val van den Broek. Hospice has received a $100,000 gaming grant this year for its bereavement and counselling programs. (Langley Advance Times files)

Six-figure gaming grants aid multiple Langley non-profits

Many groups from Scouts to Pos-Abilities receive smaller amounts

Langley Hospice Society’s Shannon Todd Booth (left) showed features of the new hospice’s spa room to Township Councillor Petrina Arnason and City Mayor Val van den Broek. Hospice has received a $100,000 gaming grant this year for its bereavement and counselling programs. (Langley Advance Times files)
More than 150 supporters of the Langley Hospice attended the annual Plates and Glasses fundraiser in Aldergrove on Saturday, July 9, setting a record for the event. Among them, (L to R) Sherry Tingley, Carol Metcalfe and Terry Metcalfe. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
More than 150 supporters of the Langley Hospice attended the annual Plates and Glasses fundraiser in Aldergrove on Saturday, July 9, setting a record for the event. Among them, (L to R) Sherry Tingley, Carol Metcalfe and Terry Metcalfe. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dean and Shauna MacDonald, whose family was a sponsor for the new hospice, named after Dean’s parents, Fran and Doug. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s new hospice set to open its doors

The facility also has a new name, courtesy of a supportive local family

Dean and Shauna MacDonald, whose family was a sponsor for the new hospice, named after Dean’s parents, Fran and Doug. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society members volunteered to build a gazebo at the new Langley hospice last week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Volunteers prepping new Langley hospice

Constructing a garden gazebo at the new residence is a labour of love for a number of firefighters

Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society members volunteered to build a gazebo at the new Langley hospice last week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley hospice executive director Anne Walsh, president and project lead Kathy Derksen, and communications manager Shannon Todd Booth toured the inside and outside of the new residence recently. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley creates a home for end of life

Local hospice society prepares to open new residence this spring

Langley hospice executive director Anne Walsh, president and project lead Kathy Derksen, and communications manager Shannon Todd Booth toured the inside and outside of the new residence recently. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
More than 70 people came out for the evening candlelight vigil held recently at Derek Doubleday Arbouretum. The Walk to Remember event marks national bereavement day. (Shannon Todd Booth/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Walk to Remember will be repeated

Organizers of a bereavement event at Derek Doubleday Arbouretum want to do it again

More than 70 people came out for the evening candlelight vigil held recently at Derek Doubleday Arbouretum. The Walk to Remember event marks national bereavement day. (Shannon Todd Booth/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Elks president Larry Oakley (left) and lodge member Flo Sala recently presented the $10,000 donation for the Langley Foundry to hospital foundation’s Heather Scott and Encompass’ Christine McCracken. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Elks offer infusion of cash to youth and those facing end of life

Matching $10,000 donations were gifted to new Langley Foundry, as well as new hospice residence

Langley Elks president Larry Oakley (left) and lodge member Flo Sala recently presented the $10,000 donation for the Langley Foundry to hospital foundation’s Heather Scott and Encompass’ Christine McCracken. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Advisorly CEO Jeremy May (left) and supporter Lyle MacDougall presented a cheque to Langley hospice’s Shannon Todd Booth. (Advisorly/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rains made golf tourney impossible, but $5,000 still raised for hospice

Advisorly’s Langley staff and supporters couldn’t hit the tees, but still helped new palliative centre

Advisorly CEO Jeremy May (left) and supporter Lyle MacDougall presented a cheque to Langley hospice’s Shannon Todd Booth. (Advisorly/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ann Marie Walsh is the new executive director of the Langley Hospice Society. (Langley Hospice)

Langley Hospice welcomes new executive director

The new leader has experience in residential care and team building

Ann Marie Walsh is the new executive director of the Langley Hospice Society. (Langley Hospice)
The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse ended up raising more than $600,000, according to preliminary estimates of the funds raised at the Saturday, Sept. 25 event. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A big surprise at third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala in Langley

Vesta Properties steps up with unexpected $500,000 contribution

The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse ended up raising more than $600,000, according to preliminary estimates of the funds raised at the Saturday, Sept. 25 event. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shannon Todd Booth, communication and funds development manager with the Langley Hospice Society, outside the under construction 15-bed Langley hospice residence on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is donating a portion of proceeds from the third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala to the Langley Hospice Society to help “warm up the tub and turn on the lights” at the new residence. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Mayor’s Gala, auction to support Langley Hospice Society residence

‘A Taste of Cabaret’ will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, auction is live now

Shannon Todd Booth, communication and funds development manager with the Langley Hospice Society, outside the under construction 15-bed Langley hospice residence on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is donating a portion of proceeds from the third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala to the Langley Hospice Society to help “warm up the tub and turn on the lights” at the new residence. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Shannon Todd Booth, the Langley Hospice Society communication and funds manager, with some of the ceramic hearts on sale at Saturday’s fundraiser at the Fort Langley Community Hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

First in-person fundraiser by Langley Hospice Society a success

For society volunteers and members of the Fraser Valley Potters Guild, it was a good day

Shannon Todd Booth, the Langley Hospice Society communication and funds manager, with some of the ceramic hearts on sale at Saturday’s fundraiser at the Fort Langley Community Hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Hearts for Hospice fundraiser happens Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Fort Langley Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Langley Hospice/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Sunday: Hearts for Hospice fundraiser at Fort Langley Community Hall

Society is hosting event in support of new 15-bed residence project

Hearts for Hospice fundraiser happens Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Fort Langley Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Langley Hospice/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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

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

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

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)
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)