Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake

A registered BC Not-for-Profit Society

Resources

To find out more about Hospice and the services we can offer, download our Brochure and view this very informative video 
from the Penticton Hospice, describing the benefits of Hospice.

A wealth of information on death, dying, and bereavement can be accessed on the sites below:

BC Hospice & Palliative Care Association

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Kalein Hospice Centre Nelson, B.C.

You will find an excellent selection of books and DVDs in the Hospice office, available to all. Come in during office hours and browse the selection--Room 201 in the Kemball Building.

Other Hospice Societies in our area include:

New Denver Hospice Society

Nakusp Hospice Society

Hospice Events, Documents and Links

Books on Green Burial             

Greening Death   (2015)  by Suzanne Kelly
Kelly writes on topics about current funerary rites that are affected by the environmental movement.  The possibility of a more sustainable death care is throughly explored. Old practices are being reclaimed in new ways, leading to a greener, simpler and less costly funeral.

The Green Burial Guidebook  (2018)  Elizabeth Fournier
Elizabeth started the first green burial funeral home in Oregon years ago and in this book she provides very practical advice.  She offers strong rebuttal against our north American expensive and ecologically unsound traditional ways of burial.  The book has a resource list cross referenced for Canadians.


WEBSITE LINKS FOR IDEAS ON GREEN BURIAL

GREEN BURIAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
http://www.greenburialcanada.ca/

Green Burial BC
http://www.memorialsocietybc.org/green-burial/

NATURAL BURIAL IN BC RESOURCE LIST
https://www.greenburialbc.ca/contact

WEBSITES TO SEARCH FOR THE "PRIVATE TRANSFER OF BODY FORM" AND HOW TO ORGANIZE BURIAL ON PRIVATE LAND

 www.consumerprotectionbc.ca (search Private land burial & blog gives you protocol on burial on private land)

 www.consumerprotectionbc.ca (search for Private Transfer of Body) 


WEBSITES PROVIDING INFORMATION ON PRIVATE BURIAL IDEAS AND LEGALITIES

BC GOVERNMENT FUNERALS ACT
https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/00_04035_01

servicebc.ca  scroll a-z directory or search for information

 nidus.ca “Personal Planning Resource & Registry Centre”(Excellent advice on advanced care planning & representative agreement plus much more)

www.gov.bc.ca/sdpr (site offering financial help)

Carpenter Creek Last Wishes Society - A site with useful information drawn up by New Denver group
http://carpentercreeklastwishessociety.ca/

CINDEA - Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives
http://www.cindea.ca/

The Coda Alliance is dedicated to helping you comfortably deal with one of life’s most difficult situations – starting your end-of-life conversation.
https://codaalliance.org/

Healthlink BC - Whether you or your family member has a specific health concern or if you are looking for information about a health topic you saw on TV, you have come to the right place. In this section, we have easy-to-understand health topics.
https://healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics

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Covid-19 Resources from the BC Centre for Palliatve Care

Be Prepared -A step-by-step guide to advance care planning.

Information you need to know about life-support treatments that may be offered in severe COVID-19 illness

Conversation starter with your family: This easy-to-use tool can help you start a conversation with your family and close friends about what matters to you and your goals of care.

How to prepare for a conversation with your health-care providers about your serious illness, risk of getting sick with COVID-19, fears, preferred treatments and goals of care.

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