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 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. 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 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, Jennifer Harris by phone 705.728.9090 ext. 41520 or by email  

In Memory of...

Gifts were received in memory of the following individuals in 2018

January 2019

  • 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 2019

  • 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


  • John Alexander
  • Jane Alfarero
  • Donald Allison
  • Florence Binns
  • Donald Bonakoski
  • Marlowe Burnet
  • Louise Clohosey
  • Amber Dawe
  • Leona Dinsmore
  • Gail Douglas
  • Charles Eccles
  • Linda Farrell
  • Paul Fernley
  • Pierre Genereux
  • G. Wayne Hayball
  • George Kirkwood
  • Mary Kurash
  • Mark Leva
  • Billie MacDonald
  • Louise MacNeil
  • Dorothy Manton
  • Joan D. Martin
  • Marjorie McKerroll
  • Emil Novak
  • Maurice O'Neil
  • George Oreto
  • Donna Powell
  • Frank Rinaldi
  • Isabel Shepard
  • Alan Smith
  • Dennis Smith
  • John "Jack" Speare
  • Adam St. Germain
  • Kenneth Steele
  • William Twaddle
  • Michael Whitehurst
  • Beverley Yule


  • Peggy Ainsworth
  • Linda Bailey
  • Stephen Bazuk
  • Nancy Bertram
  • Joan Campling
  • Lisa Marie Coulson
  • Leona Dinsmore
  • Gail Douglas
  • Tyler Faviere
  • Robert Garratt
  • Sybil Gee
  • Pierre Genereux
  • Patricia Goodfellow
  • Anna Green
  • Ellen Handy
  • Koidula Holmberg
  • Calvin Kirby
  • Mary Kurash
  • J. Michael Leicester
  • Vera Leslie
  • Mark Leva
  • Alice Liberman
  • Bob McParland
  • Dr. Maurice O'Neil
  • Kimberly Rausch
  • Shelley Seymour
  • Isabel Shepard
  • Barbara L. Smith
  • Michael Stone
  • Gale Vieveen
  • Jean Walker
  • Connor Warren
  • Michael Whitehurst


  • Larry Attard
  • Betty Bewley
  • Gerry Boer
  • Penny Brown
  • John Burgar
  • Robin Celeste
  • Julia Columbus
  • Michael Coo
  • Stephen Crawford
  • Linda Cronk
  • Margaret Davidson
  • Lionel Dawney
  • Leona Dinsmore
  • Joan Downey
  • Bruce Dundas
  • Ruth Freund
  • Sybil Gee
  • Lillian Gracey
  • Sandy Hamilton
  • Joseph Hamilton
  • Maggie Haughton
  • Garry Henderson
  • Harold Hill
  • Gregory Holder
  • Anne Holmberg
  • Andrew Hoover
  • Sophie Houston
  • Gladys Hughes
  • Jack Kean
  • Patricia Kennedy
  • Willard Kinzie
  • Gail Lawrence
  • Dan Maloney
  • Linda McLaren
  • Barbara McNutt
  • Patricia S. Miller
  • Gus Parsons
  • Giuseppe Plati
  • Janet K. Smith
  • Charles "Evan" Spears
  • Michael Stone
  • James Thomson
  • Gale Vieveen
  • Bonnie Winchester
  • Paddy Woodnott
  • Carol Woolner
  • Thomas J. Anderson
  • Dr. Ted Beaton
  • Betty Beauchamp
  • L. Allan Bell
  • Jo-Anne Brockbank
  • Penny Brown
  • Karl Bundschuh
  • John Burgar
  • Lora Burke
  • Desmond Carroll
  • Marion J. Carter
  • Faye Coates
  • Michael J. Coo
  • Colleen Cook
  • Lionel Dawney
  • Mary Deschamps
  • Bruce Dundas
  • Adam T. Fraser
  • Ursula Frisch
  • Marion Gauley
  • Lillian Gracey
  • Katherine Hamilton
  • Sandy Hamilton
  • Donald R. Hargrave
  • G. Wayne Hayball
  • Ross G. Hickling
  • Kevin Howlett
  • Alexander "Biff" Hunter
  • Willard Kinzie
  • Elizabeth J. Lee
  • Dan Maloney
  • Barbara McNutt
  • Patricia Miller
  • Daniel Miron
  • Osvalda "Ozz" Papais
  • Shirley Pattenden
  • Iginio "Gino" Piasentin
  • Grant Ritchie
  • Terry Saso
  • Owen Scarrow
  • Jim E. Shirley
  • Jordan Sjerps
  • James Thomson
  • Carol Woolner
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