Planned Giving
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Remembering Peggy with LOVE
When Peggy passed away, Ernie was bereft. Peggy and Ernie met as teenagers, when Ernie was working his way through university. They married after a long courtship filled with long walks and great conversation. Peggy was a devoted wife, moving with Ernie on a grand adventure from Ireland to Canada in the 1950s, when demand for textile engineers was growing. They settled first in Montreal where they raised their children and fortune smiled on them. Then Ernie had the opportunity to buy a textile manufacturing company and he and Peggy were launched into a new adventure. All the while, Peggy managed their household carefully, without extravagance, except when it came to the love she gave to everyone.

Ernie enjoyed his work immensely and traveled extensively. However, after almost 40 years of a successful work life, Peggy said “Enough. It’s time to retire and enjoy our good fortune.” They sold the company and made the decision to come west, moving into a lovely house in North Saanich.

The two of them did everything together. They especially enjoyed playing bridge with a group of dear friends on the Saanich Peninsula. They supported many causes, but Peggy felt strongly that it was important to ensure that the Saanich Peninsula Hospital was well-supported.

While those days are gone now and Ernie is alone with his memories, he wants to ensure that the love and support Peggy represented continues to live on in our community. He has very generously contributed to ensure that the Palliative Care Unit is updated and refreshed. His extraordinary gift of $400,000 will ensure that other families who are facing the most difficult time in life can have the comfort and support of a home-like environment, along with the wonderful, caring staff who support patients and families.

If you’ve thought about making a legacy gift to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation, talk to us. We’ll help you understand the options in establishing an important healthcare legacy on the Saanich Peninsula. Contact us at: 250-652-7531.