Hospice News

COVID-19 Updates


A Message from Hospice Huntsville Executive Director, Rebecca Ellerson


Special thank you to Lakeland Holding Ltd. for their generous support of Hospice Huntsville
“Lakeland Holding and its subsidiaries (Lakeland Power, Bracebridge Generation, and Lakeland Energy/Networks/Interactive North) believe that giving back to the community is important.
To this end, we are proud to donate $1,000 to such a worthy cause as Hospice Huntsville.
Thank-you for your continued work, care and compassion for those most in need. ”
Pictured: (L to R) Gordon Schakelaar – Hospice Board President, Chris Litschko- Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Holding Ltd, Rebecca Ellerson- Executive Director Hospice Huntsville

Special thank you to Eagle Lake Gun Club for their generous support of Hospice Huntsville!

Radiothon Huge Success! Raising $35,185 for Hospice Huntsville!
We simply cannot express how thankful we are to
Hunters Bay Radio, HBR Sponsors, HBR listeners & our generous community!

New Executive Director Announcement

Hospice Huntsville is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Ellerson as its new Executive Director.
Bev Lashbrook; Executive Director has given her notice of resignation to the Hospice Huntsville Board of Directors.
Her last day of employment at Hospice Huntsville will be Friday September 25th, 2020.
“It has been a sincere pleasure working with the Board of Directors; staff team and all of the Hospice Volunteers over the last ten years. One of the highlights of my career was working with the entire Hospice team to plan, implement and complete the Residential building project of Algonquin Grace and the oversight of its operations since opening the doors in January 2012. It truly represents a legacy of care that will support members of Huntsville and surrounding communities for generations to come. Hospice Huntsville is poised for continued growth and I am confident in the leadership within the staff team. I wish the Board of Directors; staff and all of the volunteers’ tremendous success in achieving the vision and goals of the organization.”
The Board of Directors and the Selection Committee are pleased to announce the recruitment of Rebecca Ellerson as Executive Director for Hospice Huntsville.
Rebecca’s professional strengths, leadership skills and her passion to advocate for quality end of life care make her an excellent fit to lead Hospice Huntsville.
Rebecca will assume her new responsibilities effective September 26, 2020.
Please join us in welcoming Rebecca to her new position!

Hospice Huntsville’s Create A Swim looks to raise needed funds

Hospice gets a facelift thanks to local Rotarians

Huntsville Doppler:  July 26, 2020

“To assist Hospice Huntsville during the financially stressful times brought on by COVOD-19, the Rotary Club of Huntsville Evening Satellite Club organized a facelift for the organization’s residential hospice, Algonquin Grace.”
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/hospice-gets-a-facelift-thanks-to-local-rotarians/

Cogeco:  Your TV Muskoka July 24, 2020
“Members of the Rotary Club of Huntsville rolled up their sleeves to give Algonquin Grace a fresh paint job.”

Click here to watch the video:  https://www.yourtv.tv/node/272656?c=muskoka&fbclid=IwAR2hx5on7HW999YORmpnp8T6IyCq1ItSxdjeVNxZHRlIz-S6r7TjKbCDKaU

Nine-year-old forgoes birthday presents and instead raises much-needed funds for Hospice Huntsville

Huntsville Doppler:  June 16, 2020

“There’s a saying that with age comes wisdom. For nine-year-old Brynn Tofflemire, wisdom’s come early.  Tofflemire celebrated her ninth birthday in May and instead of receiving presents she asked people to help her raise funds for Hospice Huntsville.”
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/nine-year-old-forgoes-birthday-presents-and-instead-raises-much-needed-funds-for-hospice-huntsville/

Hospice Huntsville talks about volunteering and the Why I Volunteer Campaign
Hunters Bay Radio, Studio K:  June 14, 2020


Studio K welcomes Melissa, and volunteers Martha Briggs Watson and Dale M. Peacock from Algonquin Grace Hospice Huntsville. They share their volunteer experiences and talk about the need for ongoing support for Hospice Huntsville during theses difficult times.”
Listen to the full podcasthttps://soundcloud.com/hunters-bay-radio/studio-k-huntsville-hospice-melissa-polischuck-jun-14-2020

Huntsville charities feel pinch as COVID-19 hinders fundraisers in 2020
Huntsville Forester: June 3, 2020.
Read the article:  https://www.muskokaregion.com/community-story/10001352-huntsville-charities-feel-pinch-as-covid-19-hinders-fundraisers-in-2020/

Mountain of masks raises funds for Hospice Huntsville in COVID-19 crunch

“Nancy Watts has sewn a mountain of masks as a labour of love for Hospice Huntsville.  “I never thought I would make so many,” said the Huntsville resident.  Watts, described by a friend as an incredible collector of fabric with a lifelong collection reminiscent of a fabric shop, decided in response to the COVID-19 crisis to sew non-medical face masks for family and friends in exchanged for a donation to the not-for-profit end-of-life care organization.”

Huntsville Forester:  June 2, 2020.  Read the article:  https://www.muskokaregion.com/community-story/10001343-mountain-of-masks-raises-funds-for-hospice-huntsville-in-covid-19-crunch/?fbclid=iwar0nutde_6_ntvbbwqlwcxykev-x8spp_p-r4czzhuj7fzqu8njv-u4pjlw#.XtqU8leoiA0.facebook