Board Members

The Hospice Society is governed by a Board of Directors. There are currently 11 Directors from a diverse range of backgrounds.


  • Alex Archibald, Small Business Manager, Scotiabank
  • Marilyn Brown, Retired Social Worker
  • Stacey Harrison, Director of Sales, Hilton Garden Inn/Holiday Inn (Halifax Airport)
  • Dr. David Henderson, Medical Director of Palliative Care, Colchester East Hants Health Authority
  • Rod Jones, CIP, CCIB, Partner, Caldwell Roach
  • Valerie Kingsbury, Minister, First United Church
  • Alan MacLean, Partner/Lawyer, Patterson Law
  • Carrie MacLennan, Retired Accountant
  • Dr. John McNeil, Diagnostic Imaging
  • Karen McNeil, Retired Physiotherapist
  • Lisa Weatherbee, RN CHPCN(C)



Karen McNeil, Retired Physiotherapist – President

Valerie Kingsbury, Minister, First United Church – Vice President

Rod Jones – Past President 

Rod has been an insurance broker and business owner in Truro for the past 35 years. He has been dedicated to his community, giving time and knowledge to many organizations over the years, including Kinsmen Club of Truro, Truro School Bands Auxiliary, Colchester YMCA, Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation, Capital Campaign for the new hospital, Truro Chamber of Commerce, Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia, and Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. Rod has been a board member of CEHHS for the past 5 years.

Carrie MacLennan, Retired Accountant – Treasurer

Carrie MacLennan graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in business, majoring in accounting in her late forties. She owned and operated a seafood business with her husband while raising three children. Now retired after 26 years in both public and private practice, Carrie has been involved in Hospice for three years.

John McNeil, Radiologist – Secretary

Dr. Dave Henderson – Clinical Rep

Dave Henderson has been the Medical Director of the Colchester East Hants Palliative Care Program in Truro since 2004, with previous experiences at various Hospice/Palliative Care units since 1997. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Previously President of both the Nova Scotia and the New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association, Dr. Henderson is currently President Elect for the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, Chair of the Atlantic Palliative Medicine Group and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University.


Another successful Hospice Workplace Education program has come to an end. We will be offering our fifth program with Serena this fall. The program - Palliative Care & Grief: End of Life Essential Communications - is filling up fast! Please call 902-893-3265 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society receives no government funding? Did you know that each dollar spent on Hospice programming must be fundraised? You can help: donate today. ... See MoreSee Less

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This week is National Hospice Palliative Care Week!

Thank you to the Colchester - East Hants Public Library for allowing us to set up in their display case!

For more information about Hospice please call or stop by our office at 89 Queen Street 🌻☺️
#nationalhospicepalliativecareweek #Top5WhileImAlive #trurobuzz #trurons
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Thank you to everyone who came out to support Hospice Palliative Care at the Hike today! #hike4hospice ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Hike today, what a wonderful way to kick off National Hospice Palliative Care Week!! ☺️🌻 #hike4hospice

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One of many new exciting initiatives we're currently working on at @hospice_ceh in #TruroNS. #trurobuzz #novascotia #hospice #palliativecare

End of the second and Truro is up 4-1. Go @trurobearcats! #trurobuzz #trurons #NovaScotia

The @trurobearcats just tied it up! #trurons #trurobuzz #brentevent2017

Brent and the Hospice team are at the @trurobearcats game tonight. Come say hi! #trurobuzz #trurons #brentevent2017 #hospicecare

The @CEHPL 3D printing March Break workshop chose to create 3D key chains modelled after the Hospice Hug. How cool is that?! #trurobuzz

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