The Wind Phone

Whitehorse author Clea Roberts was the guest speaker at the 2023 Lights of Life opening ceremony and shared these beautiful reflections: I take great comfort each year in Hospice Yukon’s Lights of Life. This compassionate community event brings us all together to honour our losses, while holding space for each person’s individual and unique grief. … Read More

Remembering Morris Lamrock

Morris was a volunteer with Hospice Yukon. This version of his life story was originally co-written by Joie Quarton and Susie Anne Bartsch and adapted for our blog.Morris David Lamrock was a true renaissance man, a man of varied passions and interests, a man of range and capacity. Born on February 13, 1960, in Calgary, … Read More

Affected by Change

We expect that the effects of the pandemic will continue to be felt in our community for years to come… many Yukoners lost family members, employment, and important social connections.  There have been a few “silver linings” at Hospice Yukon, including our increased capacity to offer services remotely across the Yukon. We’re also noticing that … Read More

Excerpts from a Grief Diary

By Megan Slobodin A year ago, my husband passed – unexpectedly, suddenly.  I felt myself plunging deep into grief, fighting for air, and forcing myself to take active steps just to keep myself alive.  Coming to grips with the loss of my partner and best friend was devastating enough. Realizing the magnitude of all the … Read More

Heartfelt Thanks to our Volunteers

This year, as in many years past, our passionate and skilled volunteers have contributed countless hours towards the work of Hospice Yukon. Our volunteers help in myriad ways… they are part of all of our programs and services, and also help out ‘behind the scenes’. The following are some of the important ways they contribute: … Read More

New Resources for Pet Loss

Pets are treasured members of the family. Whether the main companion to someone who lives alone, or a four-legged member of a big family, our pets are important. They are sensitive to our moods, make us laugh with their antics, they get us out for fresh air, and they are an endless source of physical … Read More

Hospice Board Update

The health of any organization can be measured by the strength of its leadership and governance. Hospice Yukon is fortunate in having had a long history of skilled and passionate board members guiding the ways in which we fulfill our mandate. At our AGM in May of this year there were some changes to our … Read More

Hospice Welcomes New Volunteers

Volunteers are truly at the heart of many of the programs we offer at Hospice Yukon. Our vigil program, Healing Touch program, grief groups, and many of our public education programs rely heavily on the involvement of volunteers to offer these supports to our community. This fall and into the winter we are looking forward … Read More

30 years and Going Strong

This year Hospice Yukon celebrates 30 years of providing compassionate support to Yukoners at end of life and in grief. So much has happened in these 3 decades… thousands of Yukoners have been supported through the variety of programs and services that have been offered over the years. So much growth and change has happened. … Read More

Grief: The Surprises in Store

By Elaine Schiman This is only the third time I’ve written or spoken publicly about loss and grief. And let’s start by saying I’m no expert. The first time was a speech at my husband’s celebration of life in December 2017; the second was at Hospice Yukon’s Lights of Life ceremony in December 2018; and, … Read More