Acacia Ty Mawr

2655 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada

Care Level

Arguably Trillium’s most scenic property, Acacia Ty Mawr is nestled amidst five acres of gardens and wooded glens in the community of Shawnigan Lake.

Originally a heritage house, Acacia Ty Mawr was transformed into a 35-suite residence, revitalizing the government-subsidized home into an enviable character home. Features of the original heritage house, including wide mouldings to stained-glass windows, were conserved in an effort to preserve its beauty and charm.

Acacia is a publicly funded home; as such, its beds are reserved for those who are awaiting a bed via the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

“Thank you for taking such amazing care of my dad, my sisters and me. You made a terrible situation bearable. The thoughtful, tender care you gave our dad made us feel very comforted.”

Sandy B.


  • Secure garden with walking path
  • Shaded veranda
  • Lounge with TV
  • Hair salon

Leadership Care Team

Kaz Makhaza

Executive Director

Kaz graduated from Hill County college in Dec 2004 as a vocational nurse and practised in Fort Worth Texas in Geriatric and Dementia care. In 2007 Kaz relocated to Toronto and practiced in gastroenterology until 2014. While practising in GI, he worked part time in geriatrics as a nurse manager and finally as an assistant Director of Care. In September 2019 Kaz accepted a position as an Executive Director with Trillium`s Craigdarroch and Douglas Care Communities in Victoria BC and made the move across the country with his family!

Kaz states, “It is a privilege and honour to serve seniors. THEY SERVED US FIRST. This special honour is my true passion and a reminder of how important it is for me to care for those who cared for me first.”



Jill McMurray, RN, BSN.

Clinical Care Coordinator

Jill McMurray, RN BSN, brings 18 years of nursing experience to her role as Clinical Care Coordinator at Acacia Ty Mawr.

She is passionate about sharing best practices to look after older adults and takes pride in developing relationships with residents and their loved ones.

Jill lives in Shawnigan Lake and enjoys the local trails and lakeside with her family.



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