Welcome to My Personal Page
I am super excited to be part of the Comox Valley Cyclepaths for the third year running (second year as a rider)
I have been involved with the Comox Valley Hospice Society since 2013 when my Husband became a board member. In 2016 I became a Director on the board, and I am still serving on the board, currently as the Secretary.
Hospice has a very special place in my heart as 2 of my very dear friends and my Sister in Law all spent their final days in Hospice and received the most amazing care and support for themselves and their young families.
Last year we lost two key members (and friends) of the Comox Valley Hospice community.
Terri Odeneal, the former Executive Director had given so much time, energy, love and support to the Comox Valley Hospice Society and the community it serves. Just weeks after her retirement, Terri sadly passed away, leaving behind her an incredible legacy of all the hard work and support she had given to Comox Valley Hospice Society.
Margaret Lam was such an energetic and vibrant lady, with an infectious personality and a strong passion to help others. She was a huge (even though she was tiny!) part of our 2019 team and as well as raising funds and awareness for Hospice, she inspired my, then 12 year old Daughter, Aby, to ride the following year - and in order for her to do so, I had to sign up to ride too!
Margaret had already decided that she wasn't going to ride in 2020, little did we know at the time that she was seriously ill. As a new rider, Margaret generously offered for me to use her bike to train and for the ride, which I was extremely grateful for. In May 2020 I received a message from her asking me if I would give her road bike a new home...a couple of days later, under the care and support of our wonderful Hospice, we received the heartbreaking news that we had lost our dear friend and fellow Cyclepath.
The care and services provided by Hospices is second to none. Vancouver Island hospices provide end-of-life palliative care, counseling, bereavement support, and at-home care to over 12,000 patients and family members each year. Despite the value of their services, none are fully funded by the health care system. The care and comfort they provide is only possible because of generous community support.
Comox Valley Hospice Society provides end of life care and bereavement support for the people of the Comox Valley. It is the goal of the CVHS that those in our community who are living with a life limiting illness, are supported and have their wishes respected; that their care givers receive the help they need, and that they, and their families are supported in their grief
I’m committed to raise at least $5,000 for the Comox Valley Hospice Society hospice, but I need your support.
Every donation, no matter what the size, will make a big difference and you will receive a tax-receipt. Simply click on the donate now to make your donation today!
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.