Our History

The Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary celebrated our 70th Anniversary in 2017. Over the years the number of both male and female volunteers has grown and we average 220. The auxiliary consists solely of volunteers – there are no paid members. Administration costs are kept to a minimum to increase the funds available for our purpose. We are a Registered Society and a Registered Charity and as such we can issue tax receipts for donations of money. Our Registered Charity number is 139752414RR0001.


Our Purpose

The purpose of this organization, through its individual members, is to promote and advance the welfare of the hospital through ways approved by the person in charge of Langley Memorial Hospital operations.

This purpose shall be accomplished by interpretation of the hospital to the public through service to the hospital and its patients and residents and through fundraising in a manner satisfactory to the person in charge of the Langley Memorial Hospital operations and in harmony with the planning of the community.

The purpose of the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is to foster good relations between the individual Auxiliarians and the Hospital.


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LMHA Board of Directors 2019-2020

President: Wanda Williams
Past President: Thelma Boileau
Vice President: LeeAnn Gregorowich
Treasurer: Barb Smith
Secretary: Charlene Crombie
Directors: Diane Thornton
Wendy Clarke
Helen Kirby
Carole Haine
Linda Claxton
Barbara Gibbons
Joni Beck
Debbie Green


Funding Sources

  • Penny Pincher Thrift Shop

  • Donations in Memory of Loved ones

  • Bequests from Estates

  • Hospital Based: Gift Shop, Hospital Sales, Grants, Raffles, Cash Donations


Services Provided to Hospital and Community

1. Purchase of Capital Equipment

From 1994 to 2018 we purchased over $ 9,000,000.00 for much needed equipment for the hospital and a bus for the Residential Care Units. During this time we have spent over $432,000.00 on items for the comfort of patients and residents who use the Langley Memorial Hospital and Residential Care Units. The Maternity Outpatient Clinic is named after the Auxiliary as a result of our donation of $ 500,000.00 in 2014.

2. Residential Care Units:

  • Christmas Gifts

  • Purchase small items such as Gel Socks, newspapers, small appliances, etc for resident use.

  • Fund and support the bingo program for Residents

  • Tuc Cart for convenience of Residents

3. Acute Care Hospital

  • Outfits for still born babies

  • Comfort items such as shampoo, combs, shaving gear, toothbrush and toothpaste for those patients needing them. Comfort Kit for patients admitted through emergency.

  • Christmas Gifts for all acute care patients, residential care and for the Memorial Cottage

  • Meet and Greet program to help visitors and patients find services and locations in the hospital.

  • Sponsor the Volunteen program. The Auxiliary provides t-shirts, any necessary training and support to attend CS/C Conferences. We also support their annual award celebrations

  • Comfort cushions for post op patients after abdominal surgeries and mastectomies.

  • Themed pillowcases for pediatric patients to use in the hospital and to take home.

  • Clothing for Patients needing items on discharge from Emergency

  • Auxiliary Knitters supply: Finger Puppets for Children Having Tests, Baby Outfits for the Gift Shop, Baby toques for all babies born in the Hospital

4. Pastoral Care

$500.00 per year to purchase pamphlets and literature for the Chapel and for Residential Care.

5. Scholarships:

Four $1,000.00 scholarships for:

  • A Junior volunteer who is continuing their education in a Medical Field

  • A student in the Langley School District and who is continuing their education in a Medical Field.

  • $1000.00 to the Marion Ward Fund which provides updated training to hospital nursing

  • $ 1000.00 to the Edith Rose Healthcare which provides updated training to Healthcare Workers

The auxiliary is always willing to take on new endeavors to meet the needs of the hospital and its Residential care units. We are always in need of volunteers and welcome all newcomers to our friendly group who ranges in age from the age of 18 up into the 90’s.

Thelma Boileau, President

2019 Bursary Applications

Marion Ward Bursary

Edith Rose Bursary


LMH Auxiliary Sources of Income for 2018

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LMH Auxiliary Expenses for 2018

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Note: expenses for operating stores and inventory not included, income is based on transfers to the auxiliary accounts from business accounts.



Contact Info

Email: auxiliary.lmh@fraserhealth.ca

Address: 22051 Fraser Highway, Langley BC V3A 4H4