Director of Programs
Lucy Fraser is our Director of Programs. Lucy oversees our grief groups and facilitates the Traumatic Loss Group. Lucy also provides 1:1 and family grief support, as well as overseeing and participating in our Relaxation Program. Lucy has been with the Chilliwack Hospice Society since 2004. Lucy is a single parent, having raised 3 now grown children. She also loves spending time with her 3 cats and her dog that she shares with her daughter. Lucy is an avid birdwatcher, spending lots of time at the Yarrow Wetlands and the heronry.
Community Outreach & Education Manager
Laurie McNaught is the Community Outreach & Education Manager for Chilliwack Hospice Society. Laurie joined the Hospice Team in January 2017. She is thankful to be able to help organize a variety of meaningful workshops for the community, supporting those who are facing terminal illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. Two of the greatest gifts in her life are her children, Carter and Jenna. Laurie’s favourite activities are spending time with family and friends, enjoying time in the outdoors and playing guitar.
Franny Hills (she/her/elle)
Child & Youth Program Manager
Franny Hills is our Child and Youth Program Manager. Franny provides an accepting and safe place for kids to talk about their grief and loss experiences and helps them understand their feelings. Grief is normalized through a variety of grief-related activities, sometimes involving art and play. Franny has lived in Chilliwack since 1994 and is married to the funniest and most supportive guy. Together they have two fantastic kiddos and a goofy little dog who keeps them busy. Franny loves spending time with her friends and family and can often be found at the dog park, tossing a ball for anyone who wants to fetch it.
Desmond Devnich has been involved in Chilliwack Hospice Society since 2012, first as an events and fundraising volunteer and later as an independent contractor. Desmond joined the staff as Marketing Manager in 2021, promoting the bereavement and palliative care support programs and services Chilliwack Hospice Society provides, and supporting the organization’s events and fundraising initiatives, by creating and curating website, blog and social media content, email newsletters, and print materials, and working with legacy media for advertising and community engagement. He is also responsible for the digital marketing strategy for the Thrifty Boutique and the operation of its online store. He has served in various volunteer non-profit leadership roles in the Chilliwack community. Often Desmond can be found singing the National Anthem for sporting and community events. He is an honourary Paul Harris Fellow.
Thrifty Boutique Assistant Manager
Stephanie Heinrich is a Thrifty Boutique Assistant Manager. Stephanie assists the manager in the day-to-day management of our Thrift Store and helps co-ordinate the volunteers. She also helps with all the events that Hospice puts on. Stephanie has worked for the Chilliwack Hospice Society since July 2012. Stephanie has been married to her husband Rob since 2000, and has 3 children: Micah, Danika and Jessica. She has lived in Chilliwack her whole life and even bought the house she grew up in from her parents. Stephanie loves being outdoors; camping, gardening and playing around on their side-by-sides with the kids. She loves baking and cooking, but most of all sharing these things with family and friends.
Thrifty Boutique Assistant Manager
Susan Greenway became a Thrifty Boutique Assistant Manager in 2020. She has volunteered and worked for the Chilliwack Hospice Society since 2010 on weekends while working full time. Susan decided on volunteering at Chilliwack Hospice because it is such a needed organization in our community with so many services offered at no cost. Susan loves working in the intake room of the Thrifty Boutique – meeting such a variety of kind people that donate their items to the thrift store. These items stock our shelves and help towards keeping these worthy services going in the community. She is very honoured and proud to be a part of the Chilliwack Hospice Society! When Susan is not at the store, you will find her with one of her 6 grandchildren at soccer, hockey, ringette, a park or anywhere else they may want or need to be.
Thrifty Boutique Sales Assistants