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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 visiting foundation.rvh.on.ca and 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. 41513

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 a 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, Amanda Balaban by phone 705.728.9090 ext. 41513 or by email balabana@rvh.on.ca  

In Memory of...

Gifts were received in memory of the following individuals in 2016

January

  • James Beierl
  • Mary Ellen Bokesch
  • Don Borrow
  • Leslie Craig
  • Peter Dallos
  • Lionel Desroches
  • Edward Dubreuil
  • Inge Fischer
  • Tina Foster
  • Ursula Irma Frisch
  • Alan Herd
  • Marlene Hickling
  • Antonio Mascioli
  • Victor Maxamenko
  • Bob McCuaig
  • Thomas Darcy Joseph McGee
  • Alice McLean
  • Jerry Slaunwhite
  • Nicole Spragg
  • June Thompson 

March

  • Jacquie Boyd
  • Robert Alfred Cameron
  • Bruce Clark
  • Art Dubois
  • Lorena A. Fisher
  • Sharon Forrester
  • Michael Foster
  • Patricia Gledhill
  • Helen Groh
  • Lillian Hafenbrack
  • Murray E. Hall
  • Larry Harding
  • Warren Hart
  • Douglas Hawkins
  • Margaret Kennington
  • Gerald Kinsella
  • James Alexander Lee
  • Howard G. Livingstone
  • Louise A. Marr
  • Tomas D. McGee
  • Bob E. McIntyre
  • Cathy Miller
  • Gloria Morrison
  • Henry Muir
  • Elanor O’Brien
  • Margaret O’Neill
  • Mary Jane Parent
  • Ross Peacock
  • Karl Reichwein

May

  • Lorne Beard
  • Conway Bishop
  • David Brophey
  • Thomas Chillman
  • Bruce Clark
  • Mitchell Conlon
  • Gary Cunning
  • Eric Dunn
  • Kelly Etsell
  • Colleen Evans
  • Robert Fleming
  • Ronald Forget
  • Peter Hauer
  • Mark Hawkins
  • Brian Hunt
  • Malcom MacLean
  • Bill McKeen
  • Konrad Milkereit
  • Gordon Mitchell
  • Duncan Moore
  • Margaret O’Neil
  • Evelyn Reader
  • Bruce Reed
  • Sharlene Rinneard
  • Clare Rowell
  • Rodney Teske
  • Sandra Thomson
  • Elaine Wagg
  • Fred Zak

February

  • Joan Bell
  • Conway Bishop
  • Kenneth Butler
  • Cliff Byrne
  • David Chabot
  • Dave Davies
  • Peter Devenish
  • Holly Jacklin
  • Manja Lazoron
  • Glenn Locke
  • Agnes Lowe
  • Antonio Mascioli
  • Tony Oliver
  • Barry Small
  • Eva St. Croix
  • Donald C. Watson
  • Michael Whitehurst

April

  • Carol D. Allen
  • Paul S. Anderson
  • Gerald W. Arthur
  • Donald W. Bauerlein
  • Joan Bell
  • Gerald Borho
  • William D. Brophey
  • Christopher Dennis
  • Colleen A. Evans
  • Ronald Forget
  • Helen Groh
  • William Halkes
  • Helen Harbridge
  • Annabelle Lovering
  • Anges Lowe
  • Duncan Moore
  • Tony Olivier
  • Helen Patenaude
  • Patra Polidoros
  • Shawna Robinson
  • Paul Stringer
  • Keith P. Taylor
  • Manfred Thamm
  • John Turner
  • Remi Vigneault
  • Michael Wheeler
  • Michael Whitehurst
  • Burt Worth

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
In Memory - Gifts in June

Mabel Armstrong

Jeannette Atkinson

Bert Beck

Kenneth Butler

Michelle Cloutier

Susan Coombes

Briar Dalla Costa

Bob Crane

Joan Crane

Barbara Crawford

Georges Desroches

Benjamin Dickinson

Sherryn Farrow

Edith Grady

Anne Graham

Lorraine Gross

Owen Elmer Haythorne

Sharon Hope

Gerald Kinsella

Zeljko Kovacic

Christopher Lillie

Brian Mackenzie Mair

Marguerite McCabe

Alfredo Minettor

Linda Parsons

Joyce Touchette

Peggy Varley

Gloria Waddell

Bonnie Watts