Langley Hospice Society

The new MRI suite at Langley Memorial Hospital opened earlier this week. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

2020 Reflections: Hospital ER, hospice construction brings new health era in Langley

The biggest expansion of Langley’s physical health care in decades is underway

 

Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brew being poured in aid of Langley hospice

A team of four craft breweries and an area pub come together for charities

 

The Langley Hospice Society is encouraging local residents and businesses to shine a blue light on Nov. 19 for Children’s Grief Awareness Day. (Hospice society poster)

Children’s grief in spotlight in blue light campaign

Helping children deal with grief is the focus of a workshop for Children’s Grief Awareness Day

 

Langley Hospice Society volunteer Manfred Rossdeutscher fills a bag with cranberries Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Cedar Rim Nursery on Glover Road in Langley. Proceeds from the sale go to support the hospice. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cranberry sale supports Langley Hospice

Weekend fundraiser at Cedar Rim nursery on Glover Road

Langley Hospice Society volunteer Manfred Rossdeutscher fills a bag with cranberries Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Cedar Rim Nursery on Glover Road in Langley. Proceeds from the sale go to support the hospice. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Langley hospice construction announcement lacks reference to MAiD

An important subject related to hospice care was apparently not addressed in recent coverage

  • Aug 14, 2020
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Health Minister Adrian Dix, Kathy Derksen, with the Langley Hospice Society, and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee announced the start of construction of the new 15-bed hospice residence in Murrayville n Friday, Aug. 8. (Hospice Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Construction underway on Langley’s new hospice residence

The new 15-bed facility is slated for completion in summer 2021

Health Minister Adrian Dix, Kathy Derksen, with the Langley Hospice Society, and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee announced the start of construction of the new 15-bed hospice residence in Murrayville n Friday, Aug. 8. (Hospice Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Health Advance Care Planning offers information, videos and workshops to help residents make important health decisions. (Fraser Health video image)

Langley hospice hosts experts on planning for your future health care needs

The annual advance care planning workshops are an online format due to COVID-19

The Fraser Health Advance Care Planning offers information, videos and workshops to help residents make important health decisions. (Fraser Health video image)
Gala brought straight to attendees’ doorsteps

Gala brought straight to attendees’ doorsteps

Langley Hospice Society held mobile gala last Saturday to move past social distancing measures

Gala brought straight to attendees’ doorsteps
Walnut Grove’s Norma Floyd has already raised about $300 for the Langley Hospice Society, by making and selling face masks. She lowers the items down in a basket, and buyers can pick the one/s they want, pay $10 each, and never have to have literal contact with the 92-year-old woman. (Shannon Todd Booth/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Pulley system used in homemade mask making effort for charity

A 92-year-old Langley woman is selling handcrafted face covers, giving all the money to hospice

Walnut Grove’s Norma Floyd has already raised about $300 for the Langley Hospice Society, by making and selling face masks. She lowers the items down in a basket, and buyers can pick the one/s they want, pay $10 each, and never have to have literal contact with the 92-year-old woman. (Shannon Todd Booth/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shannon Todd Booth, left, and her daughter Hope Booth were helping out with yard work at the Langley Hospice Society’s Supportive Program Centre on Thursday, April 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley hospice mission continues amid COVID-19 crisis

Technology is being used to reach out to people in need of help with grieving

Shannon Todd Booth, left, and her daughter Hope Booth were helping out with yard work at the Langley Hospice Society’s Supportive Program Centre on Thursday, April 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
More than 500 people took part in the annual Historic Half Marathon through Fort Langley on Sunday, Feb. 16 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Half-marathon for hospice society draws hundreds to new Langley route

Despite a mudslide that forced a last-minute move, attendance was up, slightly

More than 500 people took part in the annual Historic Half Marathon through Fort Langley on Sunday, Feb. 16 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Mudslide forces move of Fort Langley’s Historic Half Marathon

Mudslide forces move of Fort Langley’s Historic Half Marathon

The race will still take place, but will have a new route and a new start

Mudslide forces move of Fort Langley’s Historic Half Marathon
Health minister Adrian Dix, centre, with Dr. Mitra Maharaj, right, and other doctors and nurses at the official start of construction in January, 2019 for the Langley Memorial Hospital ER expansion. (Langley Advance Times files)

Year in Review: New ER, new MRI on the way for Langley Memorial

Construction is underway after years of fundraising

Health minister Adrian Dix, centre, with Dr. Mitra Maharaj, right, and other doctors and nurses at the official start of construction in January, 2019 for the Langley Memorial Hospital ER expansion. (Langley Advance Times files)
Diane Warawa spoke at the celebration of life of her husband, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: MP Warawa remembered for kindness, faith, convictions

Hundreds of people attended a celebration of life for the late Langley politician

Diane Warawa spoke at the celebration of life of her husband, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Langley Advance publisher Lisa Farquharson is supporting the Paint the Town Blue campaign by the Langley Hospice Society. Shannon Todd Booth, the society’s community and fund development manager, has been visiting local businesses with blue light bulbs. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley Hospice’s blue bulb campaign supports grieving kids

Expect to see several businesses bathed in blue light on Nov. 15.

Langley Advance publisher Lisa Farquharson is supporting the Paint the Town Blue campaign by the Langley Hospice Society. Shannon Todd Booth, the society’s community and fund development manager, has been visiting local businesses with blue light bulbs. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Maya Bradley, Meghan Pasha and Daniel Pasha had one of the butterflies stop by for a quick visit. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

(VIDEO) Langley’s annual butterfly release: Painted ladies, painted cheeks and precious memories

Butterflies enchant people of all ages at an annual Langley fundraiser.

Maya Bradley, Meghan Pasha and Daniel Pasha had one of the butterflies stop by for a quick visit. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Langley Hospice Society board president Kathy Derksen (left)

Langley Hospice Society formalizes its opposition to medically assisted dying directive

The local hospice board wanted to hold a discussion before making a public statement.

  • Feb 21, 2018
Langley Hospice Society board president Kathy Derksen (left)
Mark Warawa Facebook Page

WATCH: Langley politicians call on public to oppose hospice euthanasia requirement

The Association for Reformed Political Action hosted the meeting at Credo Christian School Saturday.

Mark Warawa Facebook Page
Langley’s Conservative MP says hospice shouldn’t have to provide assisted suicide

Langley’s Conservative MP says hospice shouldn’t have to provide assisted suicide

B.C. health authorities have said medical assistance in dying (MAiD) must be available in hospices.

Langley’s Conservative MP says hospice shouldn’t have to provide assisted suicide
Bonnie and Steve Greenlee help get Dorscie Paterson (seated) around the community to various appointments and gatherings. Bonnie also sits on the board of the Langley Hospice Society and Dorscie is an honourary board member. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Meet Dorscie – she turns 105 years of age on Jan. 25

The longtime Langley resident and volunteer has plans for the future.

Bonnie and Steve Greenlee help get Dorscie Paterson (seated) around the community to various appointments and gatherings. Bonnie also sits on the board of the Langley Hospice Society and Dorscie is an honourary board member. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)