Former Glacier View Lodge resident Maudy Hobson and daughter Leslie King share a moment. Photo supplied.

Former Glacier View Lodge resident Maudy Hobson and daughter Leslie King share a moment. Photo supplied.

Glacier View Lodge seasonal lights honouring ‘special’ former resident this year

Donor Fund rebranded; now called Legacy of Light

Everyone at Glacier View Lodge (GVL), the Comox Valley’s longest operating long-term care home, looks forward to shining lights over the Comox Valley beginning on Dec. 1.

“The lights shine in remembrance and honour of those we have loved and cared for over the years at the lodge,” said Liz Friiz, GVL’s director of lifestyle and community programs. “This is the 34th year we have ‘lit up’ over the Comox Valley and are pleased that the Soroptimist International of Courtenay continues to be our key supporters of this tradition. As in past years, we invite community members to support the Lodge and purchase a light in memory of a loved one.”±

GVL has rebranded the donor fund for 2020; “Legacy of Light” replaces the former name, “Book of Lights.”

A donation to the Lodge of $10 or more in memory or honour of someone you are remembering this Christmas season, will help fund a project that will provide a legacy of comfort for Lodge residents. Donations this Christmas, will help replace aging furniture at the lodge.

The lights this year also shine in honour of a very special woman who was devoted to Glacier View Lodge throughout her life.

Maudy Hobson was truly a bright star. She was born and raised in Courtenay, a member of the Urquhart family. She married George Hobson, a Second World War veteran, a leader in our community and mayor from 1965-1971. Maudy was a well-known businesswoman and passionate community volunteer. Amongst other lasting projects in the Comox Valley, she and her husband were involved in the dreaming, planning and building of the original Glacier View Home, on the property just below the current lodge. Years later, as a member of the Soroptimist International of Courtenay, she was very involved in beginning the Legacy of Light program. Maudy lived a long and very generous life and was an honoured recipient of the Citizen of the Century Award.

The Hobson’s instilled in their children the importance of generosity of time and money to support their community. George would often say “It is important to help our community through co-operation and contribution.”

Near the end of her life, Maudy came to live at Glacier View Lodge. Maudy’s daughter Leslie King describes her mom’s experience at the Lodge as a truly magical one.

“Glacier View Lodge is about substance; they take care to the next level and beyond,” said King. “I encourage you to support the Lodge to continue providing the best of care and comfort through your donation to the Legacy of Light.”

To purchase a light(s), visit

For information about donating by cheque or etransfer call the reception office at 250-338-1451. Donations to the Legacy of Light campaign will be accepted until the end of January 2021.

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