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Stories from our Volunteers

The Privilege of Volunteering

It is such a privilege to volunteer with AHS as a grief companion and to journey with someone through the painful process of grief.   I get the joy of watching ‘the light come back on in their eyes’ as they learn to see the past as the past, and to fully live in the present without worrying about the future.   It has been an extremely rewarding opportunity for me personally, thank you!


Treasured Time

The first time I went to hospice was when I was taking my “assigned family shift” to visit my husband’s grandmother.  I quickly began to treasure our time together as it seemed she had saved all the best stories and affections for these months.  I knew I would continue the work after she had passed even though I didn’t know what it would look like.


After becoming a volunteer for Abbotsford Hospice Society, the opportunity to paint for the Oxygen for the Soul campaign was announced and I poured out those treasures on canvas.


Being a volunteer for this society has provided me with so many opportunities to grow in relational skills to give back to other families who are experiencing the hardest seasons in their life.


~ Misty Bedwell

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