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Man walking across Canada for hospice funds visits Abbotsford

Ian Bos paid a visit to Holmberg House on Thursday afternoon
Ian Bos (middle) is welcomed to Abbotsford by (from left) Gaetan Royer

A man who has been walking across Canada to raise awareness and money for hospice/palliative care stopped in Abbotsford on Thursday afternoon.

Ian Bos was welcomed by the board of the Abbotsford Hospice Society and dignitaries during an event at Holmberg House, an adult hospice currently under construction on Marshall Road.

Bos began his journey on May 21, when he left from the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

He is doing the journey in memory of his father, Ted, who passed away from cancer at the age of 68 and spent time in the Aberdeen facility.

Bos is walking approximately 45 km each day until he arrives in Victoria. For more information, visit

Holmberg House is part of the Dave Lede Campus of Care adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital. For more information, visit