2019 Community Report

Twenty-three years ago, Sheila and Val O’Donovan had a dream to create a hospice residence that would provide a pleasant, comfortable home for people with terminal cancer to spend their last days. Lisaard House welcomed its first resident in 2000 and, fifteen years later, Innisfree House opened its doors to continue to provide the Waterloo Region with much needed hospice care for those facing a life-limiting illness.

In the years since both homes opened, over 4,000 residents spent their last days surrounded by their family and cared for by a team of compassionate nurses, PSWs and volunteers.

At Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice, our volunteers and staff put our residents and their families first as they guide them on their end-of-life journey. This compassionate, whole-person approach to care is made possible thanks to our community’s ongoing and generous support.