A place to live, love and say goodbye.

93-year old Dorothy Ashford spent her final days in a residential hospice and passed away peacefully, her family by her side. “Death is not easy,” says Dorothy’s son Robert, “but having the hospice helped so much.” 

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Transforming end-of-life care in our community

Hospice care was a pillar of support to the Ashford family. But with only one three-bed residential hospice in York Region, many people who want it do not have the option for end-of-life care in a home-like setting. That’s why Southlake has made the construction of the Margaret Bahen Hospice for York Region a top priority.


Number of families and patients the Hospice will support

$12 million

Total campaign goal


Current number of Residential Hospices in York Region supporting a growing number of end-of-life patients

Help Transform Care at Southlake

Your donation will help patients facing the end-of-life do so with dignity, choice and comfort.

love lives here is our $12-million campaign to build the Margaret Bahen Hospice for York Region. The hospice will offer a comfortable, home-like environment for approximately 250 patients from our community and surrounding areas to live out their final days. Patients at the final stage of any terminal illness  (including cancer, congestive heart failure, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, kidney, liver or lung disease) will have access to 24/7 care from Southlake’s professional staff.

An inter-professional team of physicians, nurses, social workers, personal support workers, spiritual advisors and volunteers will 

work together to meet the individual needs of patients and families. Staff will provide a full range of care, from pain and symptom management to supporting patients and families psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. 

Southlake Foundation is relying solely on community support to fund all capital expenses associated with the project, including building, furnishing and equipping the hospice. Please donate today, and help those who are facing the end of life do so with dignity, choice and comfort, right here, close to home.