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Blog posts January 2021

The Black Ty Gala: A Fundraiser Extraordinaire

Each year, the Alberni Valley Hospice Society has to work hard to raise the funds needed to operate all its programs, including its flagship palliative care facility, Ty Watson House. Because of the unique model that Ty Watson House is, operated entirely by the A.V. Hospice Society, with the medical…

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Lynn Turner’s Fight for Ty Watson

(Written in 2012)

The genesis of Ty Watson House seeded in the mind of Lynn Turner some fourteen years ago. Lynne had cared for a dying friend in her home for several weeks but it was the when another friend lay dying in the hospital with little support except a daily visit from Lynn and the care o…

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The Making of a Compassionate Warrior: Lynn Turner

A series of columns have been written over the last ten years that highlighted the faces of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society. They shed light on the people who brought Hospice services to the Alberni region way back in 1982; on those who nurtured the concept of Hospice for the citizens of the Vall…

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