Vigil Service

Volunteers provide support and a caring presence in the final days and hours of a person’s life.

Compassionate and trained volunteers may sit in reflection, play soft music, provide a gentle touch in comfort, be a healing presence or a listening ear for family and friends who wish to share their thoughts and feelings. Volunteers offer comfort, companionship, information and guidance. Volunteers may come in hours or days before death and volunteers may take shifts if required. Vigil services are available anytime of the day or night.

Anyone can make a referral for our Vigil Service. Please contact Shirley Jensen, Vigil Coordinator, at 250.212.5877 for more information.

During this pandemic our Vigil service is currently suspended. COHA continues to take the direction from the Province and Medical Officer to extend the parameters in which we can offer this program at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we protect everyone’s health and the safety together.


Help Make a Difference

There are many ways to get involved to help the dying, grieving and their loved ones in the Central Okanagan.