Society Board Members

The Abbotsford Hospice Society has a governance Board with a minimum of ten community members drawn from a range of expertise and skills.

AHS board members are elected annually by the membership of the Abbotsford Hospice Society at the Annual General Meeting, and they assume fiduciary and philosophical responsibility for the charitable entity legally registered as the Abbotsford Hospice Society.

“My relationship with Hospice has many roots. My mother was a volunteer for many years and my father served as medical liaison with the Society. We were also touched by comfort and care received by our family members who resided in hospice. I personally received valued assistance in coping with the grief of losing a loved one.”

David Turchen


Kathleen is the Executive Director of the Valley Food + Farm Collective, an Abbotsford based Food Hub. She is an active community volunteer, currently serving as Treasurer for the Abbotsford Youth Commission, Ambassador for the Abbotsford Police Foundation and Secretary/Communications Chair for AbbotsfordFIRST Electoral Society. She has lived throughout Canada, but grew up in Abbotsford.  Kathleen holds a Bachelors of Environment Degree from the University of Waterloo. Her hobbies include hiking and baking.

"I was drawn to volunteer with the Abbotsford Hospice Society, as I have seen the benefit first hand that hospice can have during times of grief. I am happy to volunteer my time to help support this valuable resource for our community, providing relief to those during such challenging times." 

Kathleen Robinson


Eve has worked in various roles with persons of various cultures, languages and faith backgrounds over the past 26 years. 
“As people embark on their journey through unknown territory into places of chaos and crisis, sadness and joy, growth and learning, we have the opportunity to provide a safe place for them to express their fears, their hopes, their dreams – walking with them on their journey of grief and loss.
Serving on the Board is an opportunity to give back to...Abbotsford."

Eve Isaak


Ryan is a partner with MNP, working with the firm's assurance services group to provide a full suite of audit, assurance and accounting services to help owner-managed businesses. Ryan grew up on southern Alberta and the interior of BC, but he and his family have put down roots in Abbotsford. 

"I was drawn to the Society due to the great service that it provides to our community. For some time, I have heard friends and colleagues talk about its great positive impact in Abbotsford. Through several visits, I have been given the honour of seeing how it can bless the lives of those who are receiving support that AHS can provide. I want to do what I can to see these services continued and expanded, especially as it relates to family members and younger children who are impacted by the loss of a loved one."

Ryan Calder

Vice Chair

“Although varied life experiences and my involvement with hospice as a volunteer had sold me on the value of hospice services as a community resource, it was the death of my wife that personalized the impact of hospice support and gave me deeper insight and understanding of just how vital the range of hospice services are to grieving individuals and families.”

Peter Adrian


“Volunteering with AHS has first and foremost allowed me to be a neutral support, educator, and companion to fellow Abbotsford community members who are grieving the continued loss of their loved one, no matter how long ago that loss has been. To be invited into that sacred conversation with someone is a true honour.”

Shannon White


Markus is a Chartered Accountant working in a private real estate development business, Quantum Properties, where he is the Director of Finance and Investment. The Quantum Properties Group of Companies has been developing and constructing condominiums and commercial office buildings in the Metro Vancouver region for the last 13 years. As Director of Finance, Markus is involved with the accounting & audit, financing, tax and legal aspects of the business.

Markus Delves


Chris is the President of Memento Mori Studios Inc., and Abbotsford based professional tattoo & piercing studio. He's also a Director for the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce on the cities Homelessness Action Advisory Committee & the Community Innovation Partnership working group.

"It's my pleasure to serve on the Hospice Board because the programs & services offered are an essential part of our community."

Chris Gauthier


"I first heard of the Abbotsford Hospice Society 30 years ago, when reading an article in the local newspaper about getting a Hospice started in Abbotsford. Something in that article caught my heart strings and never let go. In 2006 I picked up the phone and called the Hospice Society so I could become a volunteer. My training finished in October 2006 and then I started as a bereavement volunteer. I have continued taking courses and have been involved with Hospice ever since. With my 12 years of experience with Hospice. I am very honoured to be able to add my name and experience to the Abbotsford Hospice Society Board of Directors."

Raylene Handysides


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