The Sandpiper Golf Course hosted its 11th Annual Ivan Pretty Charity Scramble last August. All of the proceeds were donated to building Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Holmberg House. We raised $13,855.39! In order from left to right (Debbie Lehmann, Ted Swaine, David Turchin, Michelle Holmberg, Dee Gorrell, Betty Anne Faulkner (Pretty), Dave Holmberg, Lee Holmberg and Phil Holmberg. News Release: Cheque Presentation to the Holmberg House Betty Anne Faulkner and Ted Swaine
Building the Holmberg House
On March 30th 2011, David Holmberg Jr. passed away leaving a loving wife, two children, parents, siblings and their families, friends and colleagues. He was 48 years old.
Just as David Jr.’s life was cut short, many families have to cope with losing a loved one far too soon. While traditionally, adult hospice care has been associated with supporting patients in their later years our facility will also serve those as young as 19 years of age.With the visions of many we will shape the future and make a significant life changing difference for terminally ill patients and those who care for them. Because of the foresight and generosity of the City of Abbotsford who provided the land on which the adult hospice will be built, soon people in Abbotsford will be able to spend their final days in their own community.
With the visions of many we will shape the future and make a significant life changing difference for terminally ill patients and those who care for them. Because of the foresight and generosity of the City of Abbotsford who provided the land on which the adult hospice will be built, soon people in Abbotsford will be able to spend their final days in their own community.
Through the expertise of our general contractor, Ledcor Construction Ltd., in 2012, the Abbotsford Hospice Society will begin construction of the first adult hospice residence in our city. It will be named Holmberg House in memory of David Holmberg Jr. Our local purpose built, hospice residence will bring comprehensive care services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to patients, their families and friends.
Holmberg House will reflect the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s philosophy “Supporting the Process of Life” and will be designed to express the ideals of the numerous support services we provide. Features and design elements will create a comforting complementary care setting that embodies the universal characteristic of hospice care.
Thank-you for the Support!
|History of the the Tournament The Ivan Pretty Charity Scramble is held in remembrance of the founder, Ivan Pretty, who passed away in 2001. Mr. Pretty operated a number of businesses including Pretty’s Timber Ltd (originally developed by, his father, Charles Nelson Pretty), and developed Hemlock Valley Ski Resort, Snowcap Lumber, and Pretty Estates Resort.|