Tours of Holmberg House, Abbotsford's Hospice can be arranged.
Tours are by appointment only.
Please contact our office for more information or to book your tour
at 604-852-2456 or
A welcome and important addition to the Abbotsford Community
2016 was the end of a long journey and the start of a new one as we celebrated the opening of Holmberg House, the first adult hospice residence in Abbotsford.
It was 30 years ago, in 1986, that the original Abbotsford Matsqui Hospice Society was created. Then in 1999, the new Abbotsford Hospice Society found a home at 33134 Marshall Road. In 2010, the society began fundraising for a new AHS facility to be located at the Campus of Care in Abbotsford.
The announcement of a B.C. Government grant of 3.5 million dollars in 2011 served to augment the extensive personal financial contributions and tireless fundraising activities of David and Lee Holmberg. The name of the new adult hospice, Holmberg House, was intended to honour the life and legacy of David Holmberg Jr., their son who had recently died of cancer. Additionally, financial support came from all parts of the community that included businesses, service organizations, and individuals.
Today, Holmberg House, located at Gladwin and Marshall Road near the Abbotsford Regional Hospital, is Abbotsford’s first free-standing adult hospice. This 30,000 square foot, 10-bed facility will provide dignified end-of-life care to adults as young as 19. The building also accommodates grief support groups, volunteer training, education seminars, and one-on-one support services.
"On behalf of the board I can't express how excited and proud we are to have completed Holmberg House. It further fulfills our commitment to helping members of our community who are dying, and supporting local individuals and families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Until now, Abbotsford was the only major community in the Fraser Valley not to have an adult hospice care facility. We are honored to bring this much needed service to our community and are humbled and grateful for all the support along the way. Thank you to all for your commitment to our cause."
~ David Turchen, CPA, CA - Abbotsford Hospice Society Board Chair
“The Government of B.C. has partnered with our community to build Holmberg House, the first adult hospice in Abbotsford. We are committed to improving end-of-life care and supports that help ease the burden for families in our community.”
~ Michael de Jong, MLA Abbotsford West