Contact

contemplativephotoNew Denver Hospice Society

Box 217, New Denver, BC V0G 1S0
250-358-7828

Email: admin@newdenverhospice.ca

Coordinator- Sandra Smith 250-355-0042.

New Denver Hospice Society Board

Chairperson – Sue Davies
Treasurer – Rhonda Bouillet/Ross Johnson
Secretary – Judi Gardiner
Directors:
Nancy Guise
Dean Spankie
Birgit Shinkie

 

Additional Resources

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 registered 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
  • BC Bereavement Helpline

            Toll Free: 1-877-779-2223 P: 604-738-9950 / F: 604-265-4795

  • Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake
    Box 801
    Kaslo, BC
    Phone: 250-353-2299
    E-mail: hospice@kaslo.org
    Co-ordinator Chelsea Van Koughnett
  • Nakusp Hospice Society
    Box 87
    Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0
    Phone: (250) 265-4137
  • East Shore & Area Coordinator: Alexis Phillips
    Box 217, Crawford Bay, BC  V0B 1E0
    Street Address:
    East Shore Community Health Centre
    15985 Hwy. 3A Crawford Bay
    Phone: 250-227-9006 ext. 29
    Fax: 250-227-9017
    E-mail: hospice@theeastshore.net

  • Nelson & Area Executive Director/Coordinator: Jane DiGiacomo
    Box 194, Nelson, BC V1L 5P9
    Street Address:
    402 West Richards, in the Kalein Hospice Centre
    Phone: 250-352-2337
    E-mail: nelsonhospice@netidea.com
  • 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

About The Photographs on this website

 “For several years I have had the good fortune to photograph people in the last days of their lives. These people have been strangers and friends, people in Hospice care and on their own, people surrounded by family and friends, husbands and wives in their last days of intimacy, parents burying their child.

On the surface, I’m chronicling a person’s last days, but from the very beginning I have been aware my role to the dying is that of a witness; the photographs aren’t for them but for others. I am there to witness their existence; that is for them. While sitting next to his wife of 54 years while he slept, she thanked me for photographing and for the photographs, ‘You know, when you’re old, you’re ignored, and when you’re old and sick, you’re invisible’.

I think, as well, that dying people see this as an opportunity to have one more adventure, a curiosity fulfilled: to be photographed without care.

Sometimes I don’t photograph because I’m afraid to intrude on intimacy not directly mine. When I’ve moved through this fear, I may have missed the most telling moment, but I have heard only thank you’s for those I have caught”.

Fred Rosenberg

You may contact Fred about his photography at 352-2129 orfdr@netidea.com