On January 16, 2015 Ian Bos’ father passed away after a brave fight with cancer. He was 68 years old. The family had many ups and downs with the medical system; however Ian’s father Ted was treated with the utmost compassion and dignity by the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

With the assistance of the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the family was able to keep their Dad at home where he wanted to be with his family with the confidence that if the family needed anything, they would be there. And they were with the family every step of the way.

On May 21, 2015, Ian embarked on a cross-country walk in memory of his father and in honor of the excellent care that his Dad received at the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. Ian completed his walk on October 26, 2015 in Victoria, BC.

Palliative Manitoba partnered with Ian from the Ontario to Saskatchewan border with several significant events in Winnipeg and rural communities along the way.

Ian’s walk raised over $36,000 to help to support and raise awareness for palliative care societies across Canada and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).