Our Story

In 2015, a group of local cyclists organized a bicycle event now called Bluewater International Granfondo with all proceeds to go to Palliative Care education resulting in the creation of the Bluewater Palliative Care Retreat (BPCR) – a 2 day conference held at a beautiful lakeside resort offering to all involved with hospice and palliative care a time of learning, reflection and connection. Education gives knowledge and confidence which translates into better care of our patients.

Committee Members

Monique Dostaler MD, CCFP

General Practitioner in Oncology and Palliative Care (Retired)

Evan Lilly MD, CCFP

General Practitioner in Oncology
Palliative Care Physician
St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia/Bluewater Health

Diane MacAlpine

Palliative Care Volunteer Representative

Glen Maddison MD, MCFP (EM), FRCPC

St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia/Bluewater Health

Shari Scarpelli

Office & Palliative Care Clinic Administrator
St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia

Courtney Young RN, BScN

Charge Nurse,
Bluewater Health Palliative Care

Allison Crombeen MD, FRCPC

St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia

Orla MacSweeney BSc, MD, CCFP-EM

St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia