2019 Hospice Heroes

Each year ARCH Hospice is proud to recognize exceptional individuals who make an outstanding contribution to our community. Hospice Heroes embody ARCH values and are leaders who inspire positive change. We are very grateful to our Hospice Heroes for their exemplary efforts!

Hospice Hero Volunteer Award

Jackie McEwen

The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but in the depth of commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. These words exemplify how Jackie McEwen has made an impact in our community, on those she loves, and on those she serves at Hospice.


Jackie shares her warmth as she welcomes all who visit Hospice. Her humility, grace, and unconditional love leave a lasting impression. She has a gift of making people feel special and can bring joy on a difficult day. It makes us smile as she shares her love of gardening and birds with all of us each year, inviting the community to experience her beautiful gardens as an ARCH fundraiser. We are in awe of Jackie and the love she puts in the details.


“The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.” Jackie has found her gifts and shares them whole-heartedly within Hospice. Her energy and her actions are proof that small acts of love and kindness can transform first people, then the world. We honour Jackie as our Hospice Hero.

Hospice Hero Staff Award

Cheryl Schultz - RN 

There is a word in Finnish called ‘sisu’ that captures the spirit of Cheryl. While untranslatable in any other language, it refers to stoic determination, hardiness, courage, bravery, willpower, tenacity and resilience. In essence, it’s an action-oriented mindset where you don’t brag about having sisu; you just let your actions do the talking.


We honour Cheryl as our Hospice Hero. Wonderfully authentic, practical, kind, and creative, our families and entire team appreciate her down to earth nature. A natural teacher, she mentors nursing students, staff, and other health professionals throughout our community. A straight-shooter with an incredible sense of humour, we enjoy many laughs with Cheryl who makes others feel incredibly at ease. A deeply caring professional, we appreciate her humility and high sense of quality in all that she does.


Cheryl inspires us to find our inner strength, to be authentic, and kind. It is an honour and joy to serve alongside her.

Hospice Hero Community Partner Award

This year's winner has asked to remain anonymous.