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Memorial Giving

Thank you for considering a gift to support Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in honour of your friend or loved one.  

The death of a friend or family member can be a difficult time emotionally, and we want to assure you that our team is committed to ensuring that your gifts are used to support the area of care that would most honour the memory of this special person. Memorial gifts are a meaningful way to honour the passing of a loved one. These gifts help to advance health care services for the patients and families of our region, while at the same time, helping to create a legacy for our friends and family that have passed away.

We want to assure you that our team is committed to helping you honour your loved one in a way that meets your expectations. Gifts are always used to support the area of patient care that a donor has requested. 

Ways to Give

Our team is committed to ensuring that your giving experience is as easy and convenient as possible. There are a number of ways that memorial donations can be made: 

  • Donations may be made online using credit card, direct debit or PayPal by clicking the "Donate Now" button at the top of the page. Once you reach the donation page, you will see an option to "Dedicate your donation" mid way down the donation form. 
  • Donations may be made in person by visiting the RVH Foundation office located just inside the RVH Main Entrance at 201 Georgian Drive, Barrie. Cash, Cheque, Credit Card and Debit are accepted 
  • Donations may be made by credit card over the phone by calling 705.739.5600
  • Donations may be made at a local funeral home. Please note that donations made at funeral homes may experience a delay in processing, due to the need for these gifts to be transferred to the RVH Foundation prior to gift processing. 

Hosting a Celebration of Life

The RVH Foundation is pleased to provide you with memorial donation cards for your Celebration of Life event. These donation cards each come with a postage paid envelope, making the process easy for your friends and loved ones to honour this special person. Call our Foundation to request memorial donation cards at 705.728.9090 ext. 41520

Notifying the Family 

Most families want to know who has made a gift in honour of their loved one. This allows a family the opportunity to thank those donors that have helped to create a legacy through their giving. 

Our team is happy to share the names and mailing addresses of memorial donors with a family, however we never share the amount of the gift that has been made. The ability to give a gift is different with each person, and we respect that all gifts made to honour someone's memory are special. 

If you would prefer that your name and mailing address not be shared with a family, please mark your gift as anonymous at the time of giving. 

Gift Designation

Many families request that memorial gifts be designated to a specific area of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. The family may have a special connection to a specific area of health care, received care from a specific program, or a family may recognize a specific need and want to help. If gifts are undesignated, our team will ensure that your loved one is honoured by designating the gift to the Area of Greatest Need. Some areas that a family might wish to consider include: 

  • Hearts and Minds Campaign
  • Advanced Cardiac Care
  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Compassionate Care Fund
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency Department
  • Equipment & Technology 
  • Teaching and Research
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Paediatrics
  • Rotary Lodge
  • Volunteer Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Development Assistant, Casey McKenzie by phone 705.728.9090 ext. 41520 or by email mckenziec@rvh.on.ca  

In Memory of...

Gifts were received in memory of the following individuals in 2019

January

  • Melissa Baker
  • Elizabeth Baxter
  • Dr. Ted Beaton
  • Stephanie Belanger
  • L. Allan Bell
  • Mary Bethune
  • Margaret Black
  • Karl Bundschuh
  • John Burgar
  • Desmond Carroll
  • Bradley Franklin
  • Elbert "Buck" French
  • Jacqueline Frith
  • Marion Gauley
  • Jordan Gillespie
  • Nick Hackett
  • Katherine Hamilton
  • Sandy Hamilton
  • Donald Hargrave
  • Doris Harris
  • Rick Hepburn
  • Kevin Howlett
  • Alex Jarlette
  • Donelda Jones
  • Willard Kinzie
  • J. Michael Leicester
  • Rick Lemieux
  • Gary Lengyel
  • Stanley Lorr
  • Lawrence Moreau
  • Harvey Oades
  • Glenn Payne
  • Sheelagh Priestley
  • Dorothy Rea
  • Tonny Schimmel
  • Marion Sewarun
  • Michael Sheridan
  • Jordan Sjerps
  • Alan St. Pierre
  • Lorne Tanner
  • Rosemary Torrance
  • Garry Van Gennip
  • Ted Vandergoot
  • Ivy Vanderwal

February

  • Bertha Aplin
  • Melissa Baker
  • Paul Barnes
  • Margaret Anne Beers
  • Mary Bethune
  • Margaret Black
  • John Bray
  • Vincent Caputo
  • Ronald Deane
  • George Fischer-Jenssen
  • Bradley Franklin
  • Robert Garratt
  • Lionel Griffith
  • Doris Harris
  • Warren Hart
  • Vivian Heinrich
  • Ross Hickling
  • Diane Horvath
  • Alex Jarlette
  • Hans Juffermans
  • Phyllis Laughlin
  • Rick Lemieux
  • Richard MacCarl
  • Allan McFarlane
  • Roslyn Meyer
  • Glenn Payne
  • Sharlene Rinneard
  • John "Jack" Ross
  • Verdun Smith
  • Janet Snow
  • Luigi Staffa
  • Violet Stevens
  • James Strachan
  • Beverly Thomas
  • Carol Visser
  • Alexander Waddell
  • Isobel Welsman
  • George Widawski
  • Daniel Wood
  • Alexander Zong
March
  • Allan Aikin
  • Calogero Alaimo
  • Thomas Anderson
  • Cheryl Arnold
  • Diana Baker
  • Margaret Black
  • Dorothy Boyd
  • John Bray
  • Wally Brock
  • Brenda Brown
  • Vincent Caputo
  • Hazel Clark
  • Donald Day
  • Alfredina De Sousa
  • Bruce Dettweiler
  • Josephine Edwards
  • Anya Emond
  • Karyn Ford
  • Rebecca Garrett
  • Marion Gauley
  • Sybil Gee
  • Vernon Graham
  • Doris Harris
  • Vivian Heinrich
  • Ross Hickling
  • Benjamin Hoffman
  • Diane Horvath
  • John Jaffray
  • Alex Jarlette
  • John Johnson
  • Hans Juffermans
  • Reinhold Kanthak
  • Randy Leroux
  • Charles Les Jones
  • Ruth Lougheed
  • Alan Lowry
  • Allan McFarlane
  • Angelo Mendocino
  • Roslyn Meyer
  • Lawrence Moreau
  • Glenn Payne
  • John Prociw
  • John "Jack" Ross
  • Alexander Zong

April 

  • Cheryl A. Arnold
  • Ruth A. Lougheed
  • Heather A. McInnes
  • Doris A. Wells
  • Allan Bell
  • Albert C. Merrett
  • Cathy Chimienti
  • Brian Chin Quan
  • John Coull
  • David Duffy
  • Patricia E. Staples
  • Robert E. Stewart
  • Hilda G. Boese
  • Rebecca Garrett
  • David Gubbels
  • John H. Bray
  • Ian Hazen
  • Wally J. Brock
  • John J. Junck
  • Alex Jarlette
  • Myron Joe MacPherson
  • Ryan Kanthak
  • Calogero L. Alaimo
  • Rhea L. Borland
  • Mark Leva
  • Linda M. Potter
  • Betty-Lou Maheu
  • Phyllis McCullough
  • Craig McKee
  • Roslyn Meyer
  • William Moore
  • Meryl Morrow
  • Daniel R. Procter
  • Kay Sheptika
  • Ward Stewart
  • Gerald Teeple
  • Douglas Thurgood
  • Marion Tymburski
  • Gerry Vaillancourt
  • Christine Waterhouse
  • Margaret Whelan
  • George Widawski
  • Gracie Wright
  • Alexander Zong

May

  • Ken Astridge
  • Len Beatty
  • Allan Bell
  • Shannon Bouchard
  • John Bray
  • Beverley Browne
  • Charles Craig
  • Rebecca Garrett
  • Lillian Gemmell
  • Paul Hogan
  • Carol Huck
  • Ronald Jex
  • Pentti Johannes Talvitie
  • John Junck
  • Vitor Leao
  • Mary Lorriman
  • Mary MacNeilage Brewin
  • Michael McCullough
  • Heather McInnes
  • Ewald "Wally" Meisinger
  • Roslyn Meyer
  • Marion Moore
  • Lawrence Moreau
  • Aisling O’Driscoll
  • Margaret Pirrie
  • Robert Pirrie
  • Howard Stamper
  • Gerald Teeple
  • Norman Trott
  • Inge Wohlert

June
  • Allan Aikin
  • Ken Astridge
  • Gerald Baker
  • Alain Bendo
  • Alan Boss
  • Shannon Bouchard
  • Beverley Browne
  • David Burkitt
  • Louise Carlson
  • Ken Cathers
  • Louise Clohosey
  • Adam Cripps
  • John Domanski
  • Paige Doucette
  • Joanne Duval
  • Margaret Elliott
  • Jaqueline Frith
  • Edward Gattoni
  • Zenona Gorecki
  • Bob Hellings
  • Anne Holmberg
  • Carol Huck
  • John Junck
  • Tommy King
  • Phyllis Laughlin
  • Randy Leroux
  • Jenna Lorente
  • Jim Mcarthy
  • Heather McInnes
  • Edward Meisinger
  • Lawrence Moreau
  • Danny Morris
  • Margaret Ney
  • Eleanor Norberg
  • Duane Patfield
  • Janet Snow

July

  • Jane Arnio
  • Heather Barrett
  • Hilda Boese
  • Alan Boss
  • Terry Brown
  • Joan Campling
  • David Duffy
  • Zenona Gorecki
  • Susanne Gowing
  • Joe Gratton
  • Doris Hamilton
  • John Johnston
  • William Kell
  • Austan Ledwith
  • Mike Ledwith
  • Peter Ledwith
  • Mark Leva
  • Albert Lusk
  • Alfredo Minetto
  • Margaret Ney
  • Louise Rodgers
  • Rosalie Ruiz
  • Isobel Welsman
  • Michael Whitehurst
  • Gracie Wright

August
  • Jane Alfarero
  • Elizabeth Allan
  • Arlene Allinson
  • Heather Barrett
  • John Beardsall
  • John Benyk Sr.
  • Elisabeth Bloom
  • Ann Carletti
  • Evelyn Chomiak
  • Erika Cole
  • Amber Dawe
  • Philip Hendry
  • Renate Hofmeister
  • Kerry Langman
  • Robert McAfee
  • Cheryl McDaid
  • Sharlene McRobb
  • Ernie Miller
  • Donald Moffatt
  • George Oreto
  • Lisa Piellusch
  • Michael Porter
  • Murray Rupert
  • Robert Russell
  • Audra Sabourin
  • Alan Smith
  • John "Jack" Speare
  • Glen Stead
  • Olga Trimper
  • Josephine Weichelt
September
  • Judith Baguley
  • James Barone
  • Ray Bartusevicius
  • Doreen Beekhuizen
  • Helen Beleskey
  • Alan Boss
  • Christopher Campbell
  • Joyce Diano
  • David Duffy
  • Margaret Elliott
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Joan Gauthier
  • Patricia Goodfellow
  • Helen Greenspan
  • Robert Griffin
  • Paul Guillotte
  • Ellen Handy
  • Katherine Harris
  • Raymond Keery
  • William Kell
  • Fern Langlois
  • David Latvanen
  • Mary Lorriman
  • Glen Martin
  • Larry Nightingale
  • Sally Saunders
  • Cathy Shkwarok
  • Murray Spicher
  • Sabrina Spicher
  • Faye Taylor
  • Wayne Bud Thurlow
  • Ann Totok
  • Donald Urquhart
  • Lee Whalen
  • Evelyn Wolfenden
  • David Zorony

 October

  • David Ackland
  • John Angel
  • Donald Asselin
  • Roy Ayranto
  • Margaret Bannerman
  • Barry Barber
  • James Barone
  • Helen Beleskey
  • Terri Lee Bernhardt
  • Roger Berry
  • Christopher Campbell
  • Gordon Dawson
  • Marg Dawson
  • Dorothy Dewar
  • David Duffy
  • Madeline Edwards
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Sabina Floether
  • Sandra Fournier
  • Dawn Gardy
  • Bruce Hall
  • Patrice Hamel
  • Ruth Hannah
  • Patricia Holm
  • Stacie Karklins
  • Morris Kennedy
  • Fern Langlois
  • Jill Leiper
  • Larry McArthur
  • Jean McGurk
  • Brian Moxey
  • Robert Myers
  • Ronald Paul
  • Ernest Priest
  • Jean Smart
  • Jean Smith
  • Edward Tokarz
  • John Truen
  • Freda Weatherup
  • Steven Webb
  • John Weel
  • Tom Willcock
  • Evelyn Wolfenden
  • Barbara Zierl
November
  • Leonard Adams
  • Barry Barber
  • Jane Blackstock
  • Mary E. Bokesch
  • Craig Bradley
  • John Brown
  • Terry Brown
  • Christopher Campbell
  • Michael Coo
  • Viola Crichton
  • Karen Davis
  • Dorothy Dewar
  • John Domanski
  • Della Draper
  • Sabina Floether
  • Dawn Gardy
  • Bernice Gustafson
  • Ruth Hannah
  • John Ted Joyce
  • Stacie Karklins
  • Barbara-Ann Keogh
  • Hannah Kilfin
  • Fern Langlois
  • Ted Lawrence
  • Lorraine Lea
  • Jill Leiper
  • Scott MacPherson
  • Robert H. Martin
  • Diane Matheson
  • Doreen McPhail
  • George Oreto
  • Patricia Osburn
  • Malcolm Bud Pike
  • Walter Pollard
  • William Pratt
  • Ernest Priest
  • Lisa Readman
  • Margaret Robertson
  • Albina Sicard
  • Margaret Skinner
  • Jean Smart
  • Craig G Smith
  • Trudy Soyko Ellis
  • Chris Spanis
  • Roger Sturgeon
  • Edward Tokarz

Making a Memorial Donation
To make an online memorial donation please click the "Donate Now" button and follow the prompts.

donate now button

To mail a memorial donation please print out the linked form here, and mail to:

RVH Foundation
201 Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON  L4M 6M2

To make a memorial donation in person please visit the RVH Foundation located in the Main Entrance of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

To make a memorial donation by credit card over the phone please call 705.739.5600