The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce

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The hospice minimizes suffering in the final days of life, in a setting that feels like home.

Within our temporary space, the Hospice has provided expert end-of-life care to nearly 300 patients from across Grey and Bruce, while supporting the families in their journey. In the spring of 2016 construction began on a permanent, free-standing residential hospice to be named Chapman House.

The new community-owned, community-operated facility will be able to serve more loved ones from our region, in a space purpose-built for the care we provide. But because there is no government funding available to support the construction of hospices in Ontario, this project will be funded entirely by donation. Your support, even a thoughtful gift of $50 or $100, will help us meet our goal.

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If you prefer not to donate online, you can visit our volunteer office on Carneys Lane in Owen Sound, or contact us by email or phone.
Details and directions available below.

One Time, One Home

2016 Build a Home for Hospice Campaign

Make Dying with Dignity a Reality

The 2016 Build a Home for Hospice Campaign is a one-time capital request to residents, businesses, organizations and service clubs across the region to support the construction of Chapman House. Your donation will make a difference.



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Recent Donors
Kiwanis Donation Photo
Kiwanis Club
donated - $125,000
Bank of Montreal Donation Photo
Bank of Montreal
donated - $35,000
Craig, McDonald, Reddon Donation Photo
Craig, McDonald, Reddon
donated - $1,000
Bruce Power Donation Photo
Bruce Power
donated - $75,000

To the amazing staff at the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, thanks seem inadequate for providing Geoff with loving, professional care and the ability to leave this world with comfort and dignity.


Just a short note to let you know how much your care and support meant to us in our time of despair. You were all amazing. It really shows when someone has true compassion and a love for what they do. Your support for Ian and all our family is truly appreciated.

Marie M. & Family

I can truly say from the bottom of my heart the volunteers at the hospice give the most loving care to it's patients and to the family members. I could not imagine not having a place like this for our loved ones to go in their final months.

Barb Secord

In Their Words

Watch the video below to discover how hospice helps loved ones to die with dignity.

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News & Events

News & Events at The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce

Derby Public School Donation
We received a donation from the students and staff from Derby Public School that will make a big difference for families who are visiting a patient. With the school closing, the students at Derby sold their school jerseys to raise money for the Hospice and GBHS.

For the Hospice, the proceeds of the sale were used to purchase activities for young children who will visit loved ones but may need to take a moment away for themselves. Thank you to the students and the whole team at Derby Public School.
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Final Ride event
September 10, 2016
The Final Ride fundraiser is being organized by Barb Secord, who discovered our community-run hospice when her sister Alice was admitted to our care. Please join Barb in supporting hospice by sponsoring a rider or donating to the Final Ride.

  • Date: September 10, 2016
  • Location: Fox Harley Davidson
  • Registration: 10am – 11:30 am br
  • Ride: 12 noon
  • Evening BBQ and Live Music: 5 pm, Owen Sound Legion
  • Cost: Final Ride - download pledge form here

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Savour the Spirits Event
September 11, 2016
Savour the Spirts is an inaugural event hosted by the Hospice itself. The afternoon will profile local foods, wines, beers and ciders from Grey and Bruce counties.

Food suppliers such as Casero’s, Grilled In Action, the Bleeding Carrot, Rosina’s and Cobble Beach will be offering samples of their cuisine. Breweries like Kilannan, Neustadt Brewery and MacLean’s Ales will join them with samples of their own.

Thanks to 92.3 The Dock for helping to spread the word about this tasty event!

  • Date: September 11, 2016
  • Time: 1 to 5 pm
  • Location: Grey Roots Museum
  • Tickets: $125 - email Vivian Wade for details

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Chapman family donates $1M towards new hospice
A $1 million donation from the owners of Chapman’s Ice Cream has put the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce on “much surer footing” to begin building its new stand-alone facility in Owen Sound early next year, says the organization’s executive director.
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