Abbotsford Hospice Society launches Community Giving Circle

Program to support services at Holmberg House

Dave and Lee Holmberg have been named the honorary chairs of the Community Giving Circle in support of the Abbotsford Hospice Society's Holmberg House.

The Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS) has announced a program that honours donors who give $1,000 or more annually to support the services at Holmberg House.

The Community Giving Circle Program was launched Thursday morning during a presentation at the facility on Marshall Road.

The program provides different levels of recognition, depending on the size of the donation.

All donors receive an invitation to the annual AHS celebration and recognition in the annual report, but gifts of $6,000 or more receive permanent recognition on the “Wall of Honour.”

AHS executive director Dr. Ron Kuehl said support from the community is vital to sustain the programs and services at Holmberg House, which opened in April of this year.

“The Giving Circle will provide urgently needed financial support for Holmberg House and the amazing support programs we, together with our more than 200 volunteers, offer to our community,” he said.

Dave and Lee Holmberg were named the honorary chairs of the Community Giving Circle.

Holmberg House is named in honour of their son, Dave Holmberg Jr., who died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 48.

AHS board chair David Turchen said the Holmbergs continue to provide strong support for hospice, and these funds go directly to supporting child and adult programs that have seen a “significant increase” since the facility opened.

“However, we need further support from our local community to meet these needs,” he said.

Holmberg House, located on the Campus of Care adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, is a 10-bed facility that provides end-of-life care to adults as young as 19. The building also accommodates grief support groups, volunteer training, education seminars and one-on-one support services.

The average cost to AHS for each person in care each day is $300, with the average length of stay being 21 days.

Visit for more information or to make a donation.



Just Posted

Abbotsford police cruiser t-bones civilian vehicle en route to emergency call

South Fraser Way and Gladwin blocked off as police conduct investigation

Trail-cam thief unaware of being on camera

Anyone recognizing the thief urged to contact Abbotsford Police Department

Sumas Mountain vs. Fishtrap; Rd 3 voting opens in best-park bracket

Voting continues in ongoing bracket to determine Abbotsford’s favourite park

Matsqui Trail vs. Bateman/Stoney Crk; Rd 3 voting opens in best-park bracket

Voting continues in ongoing bracket to determine Abbotsford’s favourite park

VIDEO: B.C. Mountie killed by drunk driver honoured by memorial playground

Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground opens with ceremony in Langford

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Big rally in northern B.C. draws attention to continuing lumber crisis

Mayor Joan Atkinson says about 400 workers have been directly affected by the closure of the Canfor mill

Most Read