Nelson Hospice Information

In the early 1980s, a group of people, inspired by the hospice movement, decided to begin volunteering to companion and give respite to the dying, their caregivers and the bereaved.  Nelson & District Hospice Society (NDHS) was then formally established in 1986 as a registered non-profit society with charitable tax status. As a volunteer program, NDHS works closely with health care providers, social workers, counselors, pharmacists, clergy and therapists to provide compassionate care and support for the dying and the bereaved in our communities.

Serving the areas of Nelson and the East Shore, NDHS provides services to residents in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.

The work of NDHS is made possible through the financial support of the Interior Health Authority, the Vancouver Foundation Endowment Fund, community donations and memberships. We have also received grants from the Columbia Basin Trust, Nelson & District Credit Union and the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation, to fund various activities and services.

Individual and community donations are vital to our services. If you wish to become a part of our supporting community or make a donation in memory of a loved one, please visit our Donation page.

Nelson & Area Executive Director/Coordinator:

Jane DiGiacomo
518 Lake St., Suite 102, Box 10
Nelson, BC
V1L 4C6

Phone: 250-352-2337

East Shore & Area Coordinator:

Susan Dill

Box 217
Crawford Bay, BC
V0B 1E0

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

Phone: 250-227-9006
Fax: 250-227-9017

BC Hospices

The B.C. Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA) represents over one hundred hospice programs in British Columbia.   The link above will direct you to a listing of all the hospices in British Columbia registerered with the BCHPCA.  Below is a listing of the Boundary-West Kootenay Hospices.

  • Boundary Community Hospice Association
    7649 22nd Street
    Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H2
    Phone: (250) 443-2162
  • Castlegar Hospice Society
    709-10th Street
    Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4H7
    Phone: (250) 304-1266
  • Nakusp Hospice Society
    Box 87
    Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0
    Phone: (250) 265-4137
  • New Denver Hospice Society
    Box 217
    New Denver, B.C. V0G 2B0
    Phone/Fax: (250) 358-7298
  • Salmo and District Hospice Society
    Box 759
    Salmo, B.C. V0G 1O2
    Phone: (250) 357-9626
  • Trail and District Hospice
    Kiro Wellness Centre
    1500 Columbia Ave.
    Trail, B.C. V1R 4M1
    Phone: (250) 364-6204


            Lonnie Lang Facchina, Chair

            Jane Leeming, Treasurer

            Morag Reid, Secretary

            Eliza Hicks

            Jim Noiles

            Lise Beaulieu