Benjamin Lorimer | Past President |
Benjamin Lorimer joined the Board of Directors for the Chilliwack Hospice Society in April 2017. He is currently serving his first term as President. Benjamin chose to volunteer his time to the Society to be part of the vital services provided to bereaved families in our community. In his everyday life Benjamin is an associate lawyer practicing as a litigator at Baker Newby LLP in Chilliwack. When he’s not working or volunteering, he enjoys reading and enjoying the natural beauty of the Fraser Valley with his wife, Mary.
Melanie Green | Vice-President |
Melanie was born and raised in Chilliwack. After school, she returned home to work for the local radio station. She has been working with STAR 98.3 and Rogers Sports & Media for over 25yrs and is currently the General Sales Manager. Melanie has been married to her husband Greg, whom she met on holidays in Mexico since 1992. They have 3 grown children and she is an avid curler. Melanie is committed to giving back in the community she was raised in and joined the Board of the Chilliwack Hospice Society in 2020. The Hospice is a such a wonderful organization that touches and supports so many in our community.
Jacqueline Penner | Treasurer |
Jacqueline was raised in Chilliwack and joins the Hospice board in 2023. As an accountant and business owner, Jacqueline knows the value in having accurate and up-to-date financials. As a wife and mother of two, she knows the value of family. It is with ease & gratitude she accepts this position, and endeavours to provide the same quality care to her position as the Hospice Society provided her mother-in-law and their family. In tribute to Mom, she is grateful to be able to give back to such an amazing volunteer led organization.
Matthew Peacock | Secretary |
Matthew moved to Chilliwack in 2001, developing corporate IT systems and helping to develop operational efficiency with three national organizations based out of Canada. He developed customer focused teams and technologies to push them to success. Since then, Matthew has started, grown, and exited two successful businesses of his own, and is currently working on his third.
As a proud dad of 2, Matthew shares his free time with non-profit organizations in the community and loves to enjoy the amazing BC outdoors with his family hiking, kayaking, and skiing.