In 1990, a need for hospice care in the community was realized. The same year, Hospice Lennox & Addington was established and began to work out of the home of Ann Burrows, a volunteer board member. The first board of directors consisted of:

  • Ann Burrows – President
  • Linda Burke – Vice President
  • Rita Wales – Second Vice President
  • Sue Meech – Secretary
  • Colin Wartman – Treasurer
  • Sally Armstrong
  • Jean Martin

Members at large were also establised and included the following:

  • Dianne Readman
  • Monica Smith
  • Sue Walden
  • Dr. Liz Touzel
  • Dr. Tom Touzel

In 1997, a part-time coordinator was hired by the Board of Directors in order to increase the efficiency of the organization. The same year, the organization moved to the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital.

In 2003, Hospice Lennox & Addington received a three year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation of $75,000. This grant enabled the development of a bereavement support program.

In 2004, Hospice Lennox & Addington moved to 91B Dundas St. East, Napanee. Over the next 6 years, many major developments occurred including:

  • The development of a policy manual
  • The development the Douglas Thompson Children’s Wish Fund
  • Applied for and received a summer student
  • Received funding from the Ministry of Health
  • The part-time coordinator became the full-time Executive Director
  • Received a grant from Goodyear Napanee to develop a lending library

In 2014, Hospice Lennox & Addington formed a partnership with Lennox & Addington County general Hospital and moved their office back to the hospital at 8 Richmond Park Drive, Room 218.