Over 12 years ago, individuals in the community of Richmond introduced a philosophy of hospice and initiated the idea of a community based hospice. They saw the need for a safe, comfortable, “home”, away from the busyness of hospital and the focus on “getting better”, which would offer the possibility of a gentle closure and home for those at the end of life. It would provide an option to hospital and home for those at the end of life. They forged a partnership between the Rotary Club of Richmond and The Salvation Army, one based on a shared vision of the need for, and value of hospice care. The Provincial Government, through Vancouver Coastal Health, supported this initiative. Rotary Hospice House is the result.