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Thank you to everyone who came out and filled the house on Oct. 21 for our first in a series of public eduation events. Click on our “resources” page to keep the conversation going.


  Coast TV was at the event and will be airing the footage at the following times:

Thursday Nov 5, 11:00 pm

Friday Nov 6, 2:00 pm

Saturday Nov 7, 7:30 am and 6:30 pm

Sunday November 8, 7:00 pm

Monday Nov 9, 2:00 pm

Tuesday Nov 10, 7:30 am and 6:30 pm

Wednesday November 11, 7:00 pm

Thursday November 12, 8:00 am and 2:30 pm

Panelists-Gerry-Latham,-Dr-Berinstein-and-Petrian-Wing Volunteer-Jan-handing-out-BookmarksGerry-Latham full-houseGoodies-from-The-Bakery-in-SecheltPetrina WingBernadette-RichardsDr-Eddie-Berinstein

Dying on the Coast – Understanding What’s Best For You

Oct 21, 2015 7-9pm

Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens

Free Event


Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 6.21.30 PMGerry Latham, former Director of Clinical Services

Gerry retired in 2013 as Director, Sechelt Hospital, after working for 40 years in healthcare. In the summer of 2013 their very close friend, Theo van Rijn, was diagnosed with ALS. Theo chose to spend the last eight months of his life living with Gerry and Greg and passed away, at home, August 26th, 2014. Currently Gerry is Chair of the Sechelt Hospital Foundation, President, Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, and a member of the SC GP for Me Advisory committee. In her free time Gerry loves to garden, travel and enjoy the Coast with family and friends.



Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 6.30.06 PMBernadette Richards, Volunteer Coordinator, SC Hopsice Society

Bernadette Richards is the Coordinator of Volunteer Services with the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and an active volunteer with palliative clients, especially sitting vigil with those who are very near to the end of their lives.





Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 8.18.25 PMDr. Eddie Berinstein, Medical Director, Sechelt Hospital 

Eddie Berinstein has been practising Family Medicine on the Sunshine Coast since 1980. He has been involved in all aspects of Family medicine over the years but has had a special interest in End of life Care. He has been part of the Sunshine Coast’s Palliative care team for the last several years.




Petrina Wing, Palliative Care Coordinator 

Petrina Wing has been a registered nurse for 30years, and came to Palliative Care nursing via midwifery in the UK. She has provided palliative care in the community, as a home care nurse, in the UK, Vancouver, and here on the Sunshine Coast. She also worked on the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for 5 years. Petrina helped to set-up and run the first Hospice beds on the Sunshine Coast and is deeply committed to providing the best possible care to people, and their loved ones, who are facing life-threatening illness.

Moderator: Denis Fafard


Join us for the first in a series of public education events designed to empower and inform. Designed for those who are contemplating end of life issues or those who are supporting someone who is. Bring your curiosity and questions.

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