Providing Hospice Services to Nelson & Surrounding Areas

Dying Is Hard Work

“.... not the physical part, but that part which is the inside of me, the work about who I am, who I have been, and who I will be.”

~ David Kuhl, What Dying People Want


Providing Hospice Services to Nelson & Surrounding Areas

Dear Hospice,

“Thank you and your team for all you did for Bob and me. It made it all so much easier. We grew to love the two volunteers you sent. Their approach to Bob was different and exactly right. They were so unstinting with their time. Two remarkable human beings! Thank you for staying in touch.”

~ Laura


Providing Hospice Services to Nelson & Surrounding Areas

Caring For Those Who Are Suffering

“whether or not they are dying, wakes us up. It opens up our hearts and our minds. It opens us up to the experience of wholeness.”

~ Frank Ostaseski


Mission Statement

Providing compassionate emotional, spiritual and practical support for anyone navigating serious illness or experiencing grief for over 35 years.

How We Care

Nelson & District Hospice Society is a grassroots organization whose volunteers companion those in our community who are interested in finding ways to live fully during a serious illness or bereavement. Our volunteers receive extensive training on building trusting, respectful and nurturing relationships with our clients, enabling them to respond to individuals’ specific emotional, spiritual and practical needs.

NDHS services are dependable, accessible and available wherever our clients need them – in the community, home, hospital or residential care. In working with all of our clients, especially those who are newly diagnosed or just beginning to confront serious illness, our volunteers apply their caring and compassion to support clients and families navigating ways to ease symptoms, find relief, and maintain a high quality of life. NDHS volunteers also provide support and resources for the wider community on Advance Care Planning and healthcare navigation by working in close collaboration with others involved in health and social care.

Nelson & Area

Jane DiGiacomo
Executive Director

Street Address:
102B-518 Lake St.
Nelson, BC

Phone: 250-352-2337

East Shore & Area

Susan Dill
Hospice Coordinator

Street Address:
East Shore Community Health Centre
15985 Hwy. 3A
Crawford Bay, BC
V0B 1E0

Phone: 250-227-9006