In Memorium or Tribute Gifts
Making an In Memoriam or Tribute donation to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is a meaningful way to pay tribute to a loved one, friend or neighbour while giving the gift of health.
Acknowledgement of your gift is sent to the family by way of a memorial card.
You may also want to support this program by letting the funeral home know that you would wish to direct all memoriam donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.
This helps your friends and family know of your wish to support the needs of St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Madawaska Valley Hospice, & Valley Manor.
Gifts can be made at the funeral home or directly through the Foundation office as well as online. Please call the Foundation office for more information (613-756-3044 ext. 217).
Sample Wording for obituaries
If you are organizing your loved one’s obituary, and would like some sample wording to help direct donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, feel free to use any of the phrases below:
- In Memory of (loved one’s name) the family respectfully requests donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.
- In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (St. Francis Memorial Hospital OR Valley Manor OR MV Hospice Palliative Care) would be appreciated.
Ways to leave a lasting legacy
There are many different ways to make a planned gift in your will to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.
Charitable Will Bequests: allows you to make a major charitable contribution which may not be possible to make during your lifetime.
Stocks and shares: Leave a lasting legacy in your will by leaving shares, stocks or securities to the Foundation.
Retirement funds: When you include St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation as a beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF, you can ensure your loved ones are still cared for while providing a donation to the Foundation.
Life Insurance: Did you know you could name St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy? Your estate will also receive a charitable tax receipt.
Leaving a bequest is easy
All it takes is a simple sentence or two in your will.
1) Tell your lawyer or the person looking after your will that you would like to make a gift to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation in support of local healthcare.
2) Instruct them to help you revise your Will to include a written statement like the one below.
Sample statement to add to your Will:
“I direct my trustee(s) to pay the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, Barry’s Bay, Ont., the sum of $_____ (or ___% of my estate, or the gift of _______) to be applied as determined by the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation