In 1993, then Hospice Calgary directors, Dr. Brock Dundas and Lou Winthers, were searching for a property suitable for a residential hospice.
Philanthropists and long-time Calgarians, Murray McCann and his late wife Myrna, believed that the people in our community would benefit from having a place to ?call home? at the end-of-life, a place where they could get 24-hour specialized care and support.
To that end, they found a former Basilian Father’s residence in the neighbourhood of Rosedale, and purchased the beautiful 16,000 square foot home for Hospice Calgary to use in perpetuity. It was renovated and equipped to become Rosedale Hospice, where it received its first patient in May of 1996.
More than twenty years later, Rosedale Hospice continues to serve end-of-life cancer patients and their families as a living legacy to the McCann family’s generosity.
Hospice Calgary appreciates the support of our donors who assist us in maintaining the Rosedale Hospice facility and providing added program support. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Alberta Health Services who provide funding for the patient care at Rosedale Hospice.