Share a loved one’s clothing at Lights of Life

Do you own a special piece of clothing that once belonged to a loved one who died?  Perhaps Grandpa’s special vest, Grandma’s apron, dad’s old coat, mom’s dressing gown, or a favourite t-shirt that belonged to a sibling?  These are precious items that are so much more than clothes. They hold memories of the person who … Read More

Hospice Teaches How to Heal through Loss

No one wants to talk about death and dying.  It can feel uncomfortable, difficult to broach, or too personal. But grief is a path that we all walk at some point in our lives, and accepting and learning about this normal part of life can actually lead to a greater sense of fulfillment. This is … Read More

Continuity and Change on the Hospice Board

One of the key measures of the health and success of a non-profit organization lies in its leadership. Hospice Yukon has been a dynamic, healthy organization for more than twenty five years thanks in large part to the time and dedication of its volunteer Board Members. Over the course of these two and a half decades we have seen both changes … Read More

Strength Within Circle

It didn’t take us long to say  “Yes!”  to participate in the First Nations ‘Strength Within Circle’ Youth Wellness Gathering this summer.  The cultural event was co-hosted by Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Our Voices – a collective of inspired young indigenous leaders. The sun was shining Saturday morning as Hospice volunteer extraordinaire Joshua Lesage … Read More

A Place To Call Home

Hospice Yukon has offered its services to Yukoners from the little house at 409 Jarvis Street in Whitehorse for more than 17 years. Visitors and clients who walk through the doors often remark at how comfortable and welcoming the space feels. More than just a building…it is a home where healing takes place. This fall, after years … Read More

A Peaceful Place on Jarvis

The front yard of Hospice House is being transformed into an outdoor ‘Peaceful Place’ that can be used by all for quiet contemplation and remembrance. The process started this summer and will be ongoing as the different stages of the project get completed.  The idea was conceived by local artist and Hospice volunteer Josh Lesage. On a … Read More