Santa was on hand for the launch of White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society's annual Celebrate a Life event at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre

Hospice tree honours loved ones lost

White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society’s annual Celebrate a Life event ends Wednesday at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre.

White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society’s annual Celebrate a Life event ends Wednesday at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre.

The event, which launched Dec. 5, invites residents to hang a dove on a memorial tree at the mall, in honour of a loved one who has passed away.

Hospice society volunteers are on hand to offer support and information to anyone who may need it.

Santa was on hand for the opening event, which also included remarks from White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin and Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg, whose mother and sister were two of the original volunteers at the start of the society more than 33 years ago.

“They were in at the grassroots level, helping ensure everyone had access to the support and compassionate care they deserved and need,” Hogg said in a news release.

Hospice society executive director Beth Kish noted the holidays can be an especially tough time for people who are facing grief and loss.

For more information, visit


Just Posted

White Rock couple to donate blood 325th time, collectively

Anne Friendly will make her 175th donation, while her husband Kevin Klop will donate his 150th time

South Surrey mothers to launch CBD-infused water product

Three friends say benefits may include anxiety relief, pain management

4-year-old child injured in Surrey after falling out window

Child fell out of third-storey window, expected to fully recover

City of White Rock hosts official pier reopening

Event included ribbon-cutting, speeches, live music

Surrey school district to allow students to miss class for global climate strike

Students must be excused from school by parents; will be able to make up missed work without penalty

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

Over 200 Hotel Georgia hospitality workers join ‘open-ended strike’

Unionized workers at Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle Harbourfront have also walked out

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Hiker rescued after spending night on Crown Mountain

North Shore Rescue spotted the woman by helicopter over Hanes Valley

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Vancouver Giants complete weekend sweep of Cougars

Back-to-back road trip victories for Langley-based team

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Most Read

l -->