News from the Acadia Commandery and the Maritimes

The following are a sampling of news covering the activities of the Acadia Commandery or hospice / palliative care news within the Maritimes. The articles are listed from the most current submissions to the more dated submissions. Click on any title of the article to invoke a pop-up window which will display the entire article with photos if available.


Halifax Hospice to help terminally ill live comfortably

A life well lived deserves a fitting and dignified end. “Hospice is about living life well to the end versus being about dying,” Wendy Fraser, chief executive officer of Halifax Hospice, said Monday as the non-profit organization unveiled plans for its $6-million south-end Halifax building....
Chronicle Herald. Francis Campbell. October 17, 2017


New Hospice Initiative in the Maritimes Kick Started by the Order

Members of the Acadia Commandery of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada have undertaken a journey to raise funds and capital for the establishment of a 5-10 bed residential hospice in Digby, NS.....
Acadia Commandery. David M. Cvet. September 28, 2017


Donation by the Acadia Commandery, Order of Saint Lazarus to the Greater Moncton Hospice Society, New Brunswick

The Military Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem recently presented the Hospice of Greater Moncton with a $1,500 donation......
Acadia Commandery. Dame Dennice Leahey, CM. April 02, 2017


Donation by Saint Lazarus to the Colchester East Hants Health Center Truro, Nova Scotia

Following the death of his father, Don Bubar, President and CEO of Avalon Rare Metals and his sister having been very impressed with the care given by the CEHHC in Truro donated $30,000 to build a palliative care terrace and garden outside the Palliative care unit of the hospital......
Acadia Commandery. Dame Dennice Leahey, CM. December 03, 2016


Sheldrake Island lepers remembered in project for Canada 150

A little-known story of how lepers lived and were treated on an island located in the Miramichi River in New Brunswick is going to receive national recognition after being selected for the Lost Stories Project, part of Canada 150......
CBC News. Gail Harding. October 30, 2016


LETHBRIDGE: Hospice care is overdue

My friend Lin died in a hospice. It was a friendly place, a regular house in a quiet residential neighbourhood. There were fresh-cut flowers on the dining room table, which was covered with the sort of tablecloth you might have found in your grandmother's house.....
Chronicle Herald. Gail Lethbridge. August 26, 2016


Valley Hospice aims to give a better quality of life at the end

A much-needed and wanted community of care for the dying and the living will finally be a reality in the Annapolis Valley, thanks to the hard work of so many for so long....
Chronicle Herald. August 18, 2016


Atlantic School of Theology community mourns founder Archbishop James Martin Hayes

The Honourable Mayann Francis, Chair of the Board of Governors, and The Rev. Neale Bennet, President of Atlantic School of Theology (AST), express the University’s sorrow and gratitude on the passing of Archbishop James Martin Hayes (Holy Heart Seminary ’47, Atlantic School of Theology Doctor of Divinity ‘87)...
AST News. August 2, 2016


In support of Hospice Fredericton

At a ceremony held on Friday, in Fredericton, the Acadia Commandery of the Order of St. Lazarus presented the second final instalment of the Acadia Commandery in support of new Hospice Fredericton which is shortly to be inaugurated...
Daily Gleaner-Telegraph Journal. 8 janvier 2016