We Appreciate our Volunteers
Prairie Hospice Society appreciates each one of our volunteers that give so much, theytruly are the heart of our organization. Our volunteers make such a difference for somany in our community. Their willingness to give their time and support for the past 10years allows us to continue to fulfill our mission. We have served over…
7th Annual Prairie Hospice Society CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
Excited to announce the date for 2023 has been set for August 21, 2023 Saskatoon Golf & Country Club Dinner, prizes & silent auction Non Competitive format
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Learn more about the services we provide our clients and their families, including our programs Hospice without Walls, Hospice Now and Bereavement Support.
Your donation can make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of Saskatoon residents we serve each year. Funds support volunteer training and client services.
Our volunteers are the heart of Prairie Hospice Society. Volunteers receive comprehensive training in order to offer non-medical support to people living with a terminal illness.
The Prairie Hospice Society community is brimming with stories about people we care for, our volunteers, and the work we’re doing.
With an Open Mind, and Open Arms
Gail Bissett is a passionate person; she’s one of those people who laughs loudly, has many interests, is positive and upbeat, and is very engaging. She has travelled extensively, has reached her goal of visiting every continent on Earth, including Antarctica. As we visit over her dining room table it’s quickly evident what one of…
You are Not Alone with Prairie Hospice
Having lived in the town of Nokomis for 47 years, Marilyn Steve-Zorn never expected to move to the city. In Nokomis, she had a lovely two-storey home, a huge garden with mature fruit trees on a triple lot, lifelong friends. But in 2013, her husband David was diagnosed with kidney cancer. “And he was only…
A Family of the Heart
For the last 17 years of her career, Dawn worked at John Dolan, a school in Saskatoon that serves students with multiple disabilities. With a Masters Degree in Exceptional Education, she worked half-time in the classrooms and half-time as Vice Principal – eventually Principal. “I worked with children and young adults with intense special needs,”…
“You were all so wonderful to my mom and being in a different city made things more challenging for me. Knowing that she had a support network that could take care of the daily things was really a huge stress relief for me.”
“The respect, compassion, genuine caring and kindness shown to our mother, Jane, during the last weeks of her life were remarkable. The Prairie Hospice volunteer not only attended to Jane’s needs but also provided thoughtful, meaningful support for us, her family. Please continue doing the necessary work that provides peace and comfort to those we care about.”
“I have found volunteering with Prairie Hospice to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Individuals and families have welcomed me into their homes and lives, and I am forever grateful to have shared their journeys. It has given me the opportunity to grow by experiencing different ways in which individuals face end-of-life issues.”
“When my dad rapidly became ill, we realized added assistance was required, especially given his desire to stay in his own home. Prairie Hospice offered our family much needed hope and help. Dad lived out his last months grateful for those he met through Prairie Hospice. He nicknamed them ‘his guardian angels,’ and to us all, they were.”
“I would have to scramble for rides, that’s for sure. Or my daughter would have to take time off work and it’s not always easy finding someone. People work. Going by taxi is expensive, particularly if you had to go a few times per week.”
“Thanks so much – if not for my volunteer, my experience of chemo would have been much less easy. She has made a total difference to my weeks. It relieved me greatly to have my groceries bought regularly.”
“It is a fantastic organization and I am very lucky to have people willing to volunteer to help our family during this stressful time. Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!!!”
“I am so grateful for Prairie Hospice and the care, physical and emotional, that I have received. Thank you!”
“Thank you for being there for our Dad when we, his children, could not be. Prairie Hospice provides wonderful, helpful and necessary services.”
“Thank you for partnering myself with my client. It is so good for both of us.”