Angels Remembered and Coping with Grief

Angels Remembered

The Holidays are not always the most wonderful time of year.  Our Angels Remembered campaign and Coping with the Holidays events are here to support the community for all those who find the holidays difficult after the death of a significant person in their lives.

For more information, check out our Facebook or Instagram pages or contact:

HUG Line of Products

Hospice HUG Gift Guide
We are excited to announce the latest addition to our HUG line of products. Our HUG mug, courtesy of Clay Cafe Truro!
Check out all of our HUG products, our condolence cards by muse by mej, our angel ornaments and tickets for our 2022 Bucket List Lotto!
If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift that supports a great, local cause, come by and see us!

2021 Hike for Hospice

Hike For Hospice Invitation

Join the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society for our 2021 Hike for Hospice!

September 12, 2021 | 11:00 AM
Fundy Discovery Site | 103 Tidal Bore Road, Lower Truro
Registration begins at 10:00 AM


Hike IN PERSON or participate in a VIRTUAL WALK
Please note:
• To register yourself or your team, please click here.
• Participate as an individual or as a team.
• Even as COVID 19 restrictions continue to lift, we will be offering our hike IN PERSON and as a VIRTUAL HIKE.
For more information about the hike and its route, please click here.

Support after a community tragedy

It was a devastating day for our communities as we are grieving lives lost and lives that will be changed forever. In the difficult days ahead, we want you to know that we will be here to help any way that we can.
Our candle of remembrance has been lit and we ask that everyone take a moment of reflection as we try to make sense of this tragedy.
Should you or anyone you know need grief support, please know that we are here!
(902) 893-3265

COVID 19 Response

COVID 19 Response

COVID 19 Response

These are such uncertain times we find ourselves in and as things continue to evolve in regard to the COVID-19 virus. We ask for everyone’s understanding and cooperation in order to keep our staff and those we serve safe and healthy.
Our team is committed to leading the way in finding innovative ways to support our community; however, all in person appointments and events are suspended effective immediately. We will be available by calling our office at (902) 893-3265 and will help any way that we can!
Please stay tuned for updates on our programs and services as we respond to this challenge. For now, one of the most important roles we can play is disseminating official information on how people can keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Government websites at all levels are updating information regularly.
Thank you!

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society and Dalhousie seeking older adults who might benefit from N-CARE volunteer visits.

The Colchester East-Hants Hospice Society has partnered with Dalhousie University to implement a program that aims to improve quality of life for seriously ill adults in the Truro area.

N-CARE—navigating, connecting, accessing, resourcing and engaging for adults with serious illness—was introduced by Assoc. Prof. of Nursing Barbara Pesut in cooperation with her colleague Dr. Wendy Duggleby from the University of Alberta. The program is designed to help people with serious chronic illnesses navigate community services and resources with trained volunteers.
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New This Fall – Hospice Social Club!

Hospice Social Club

  • Hospice recognizes the mental and physical benefits of getting out of the house and coming together in the community. There are an abundance of groups, activities and events already happening in our community, so the Hospice Society has created a monthly social group to get you out and introduce you to what is going on!
  • Activities will vary from paint nights, to walks on local trails, to card nights, and more! Some activities will require registration and a fee however if this is a barrier for you then please do not hesitate to let us know as there may be subsidies available.
  • If you are interested in attending or have any ideas for future activities for the group please contact or call our office at (902)893-3265!

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Colchester East Hants Hospice cited as leading organization

Canadian Medical Association cites Colchester East Hants Health Authority/Colchester East Hants Hospice as leading organizations in palliative and hospice care [read more]

Hospice society to celebrate new location with a Grand Opening on Wednesday June 18th

For immediate release

Truro, NS – The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society will hold a Grand Opening event at 89 Queen Street, Truro on Wednesday June 18th, from 3:00-7:00pm. An official welcome will take place from 3:30-3:45pm, with house tours and refreshments continuing until 7:00pm. All are welcome, and those wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP by calling 902-893-3265 – or – by emailing
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Truro Daily News: Hospice society to celebrate new location in Truro

TRURO – An official grand opening of the local hospice society will take place in June.

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society opened its newest location, at 89 Queen St. in Truro, last September. The society will celebrate its grand opening on June 18 … [Read More]
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Please meet Laurie Gunn! "I have been a volunteer with hospice for the past thirteen (13) years and have been baking ginger cookies on the palliative care unit at the hospital since 2012. There is something about being able to make a patient and their family feel like "our" kitchen is their kitchen. It makes me happy to be a part of the Hospice volunteer team!"Laurie wants to know, "What's on your bucket List?"Each ticket is $50, gives you 26 chances to win $1,000 and helps support our grief programs and services!Get yours today at or calling our office at (902) 893-3265“What’s on your bucket List?” ... See MoreSee Less
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We were excited to participate in the Millbrook Community Health & Info Fair today AND hand deliver a $1,000 cheque to our latest Bucket List Lotto winner, Marlene Dowell 🌻Also is the photo are members of the Survivors On Shortts Lake Dragon Boat Team (L to R) Pam Tonary, Jane Rogers, Marlene Dowell and Jeannie Daley.Congratulations and thank you so much for your support!Each ticket is $50, gives you 26 chances to win $1,000 and helps support our grief programs and services!Get yours today at or calling our office at (902) 893-3265“What’s on your bucket List?” ... See MoreSee Less
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We would like to introduce you to one of our newest Board of Directors, Don McMillan!Don has been a supporter of our organization for years before joining our Board in 2020. His fundraising experience has helped guide our team to its most successful chocolate HUG campaign and is the organizer of this year's golf tournament on July 29th.Each ticket is $50, gives you 26 chances to win $1,000 and helps support our grief programs and services!Get yours today at or calling our office at (902) 893-3265“What’s on your bucket List?” ... See MoreSee Less
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ONLY THREE (3) SPOTS REMAINING 🌻Come join us!• July 29th, 2022• Truro Golf Club• Format is a 4-person scramble• Cost is $600 for a team ($150 per person)• INCLUDES: 9 holes of golf, supper at the clubhouse, prizes and 50/50! Prizes are random and all proceeds will support Colchester East Hants Hospice’s grief programs and services!Can’t join us? You can still support by sponsoring a hole or donating a prize!Contact Don McMillan at (902) 899-0099 or email to reserve your spot! ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner of our 2021/22 Bucket List Lotto $1000 draw: Marlene Dowell!Our next draw will be on Wednesday May 25th, 2022 Only 3 draws left on the 2021/2022 tickets. Call (902) 893-3265 to get your 2022/2023 ticket now!What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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Presale of our bucket list lotto tickets for 2021-2022 has started! 💛

Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July)!

Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can: (902) 893-3265.


Today is @GivingTuesdayCa and we ask that you consider #Hospice and our “In Memory” and “In Honour” cards. Phone us at 902-893-3265 to make a donation in memory or in honour of one of your loved ones. All in support of our grief programs and services.

#hospice #givingtuesdayca

Join us as we chat with #TruroFamous Stacey Harrison, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

Thursday, August 20
3:00 pm ADT
Facebook LIVE

Get your reminder here:

"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

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