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  

In Memory of...

Gifts were received in memory of the following individuals in the last six months.

February 2020

  • Ken Albrough
  • Geoffrey Anker
  • Jeannette Atkinson
  • Shirley Atkinson
  • Thomas Balsdon
  • Glenn Bell
  • Herbert Black
  • Verna Bonnie Fenwick
  • Shannon Bouchard
  • Hilary Brown
  • Allan Cohen
  • David Duffy
  • Wallace Finley
  • Edward Gattoni
  • Andy Gibson
  • Warren Hart
  • Bob Hellings
  • Donald Hussey
  • Eddie Ing, Jr.
  • Ross Lange
  • Randy Leroux
  • Mark Leva
  • Jim Lowrie
  • Phyllis McGee
  • Trudy Moore
  • Ved Nandrajog
  • Kenneth Powell
  • Norma Smockum
  • Boo Soo Chong
  • Robert Sponagle
  • Kitt Turney
  • Alexander Waddell
  • Robert Wilson
  • Hanne-Lore Wood
  • Gracie Wright

March 2020

  • Ken Albrough
  • Teodora Bacev
  • Dora Borneman
  • Boo Soo Chong
  • Giuseppe Di Santo
  • David Duffy
  • Susanne Gowing
  • Cory Hartsburg
  • Jeff Hines
  • Catherine Hyde
  • John Kirk
  • Ross Lange
  • Marlene Langstaff
  • Mark Leva
  • Keith Metcalfe
  • Trudy Moore
  • Kleanthis Moutzouris
  • Linda Nagel
  • Sheila Reid
  • Robert Rogers
  • Merope Scott
  • Sharon Scriver
  • Sven Sheen
  • Frank Tarte
  • Michael Tremblay
  • Stephane Tremblay
  • Josephine Weichelt
  • Michael Whitehurst
  • Gracie Wright

April 2020         

  • Harry Chadwick                
  • John Chappelle                
  • David Clayton   
  • Jennifer Cooper 
  • Linda Cronk              
  • Gregory Peter Deck       
  • Tony Deflorio    
  • Don Deschamps              
  • Kimberly Deshevy                   
  • Gerald Duerr    
  • David Duffy  
  • Shirley Dunstan               
  • Peter Fancy
  • Linda Farrell
  • Vivien Garretson       
  • Norma Graham 
  • Alex Jarlette                          
  • Richard Kettle
  • Michael Leicester
  • Mark Leva                    
  • Keith Metcalfe
  • Trudy Moore      
  • Marlene Moxey  
  • Elizabeth Oakley               
  • Sandra Oakley
  • Aisling O'Driscoll       
  • Robert Rogers  
  • Kathleen Seagram
  • Sven Sheen       
  • Goldie Smith     
  • Frank Tarte

May 2020

  • Elizabeth Allen
  • Elma Jean Brooks
  • Melissa Bullen
  • David Clayton
  • Robert Comer
  • Barbara Cooper
  • Elizabeth Coventry
  • John Ellis
  • Doug Fraser
  • Diane Gorbell
  • Lloyd Hall
  • Joe Hofstede
  • Patricia Ketchell
  • Richard Burr Leslie
  • Guilerme Martins
  • Maria Martins
  • David McGillion
  • Keith Metcalfe
  • Trudy Moore
  • Kleanthis Moutzouris
  • Marlene Moxey
  • Betty Oakley
  • Kenneth Paddison
  • Marjorie Pottie
  • Cathy Shkwarok
  • Muriel Small
  • Goldie Smith
  • Molly Smith
  • William Summers
  • Hanne-Lore Wood

    June 2020
    • Lorna Armitage
    • Catherine Awrey
    • Linda Blix
    • Norman Boyd
    • Hilary Brown
    • Melissa Bullen
    • Alan Bullock
    • Mark Byers
    • Jim Campsall
    • John Chappelle
    • Bernard Collins
    • Barbara Cooper
    • John Ellis
    • Mary Gilbride
    • Lawrence Gravelle
    • Lloyd Hall
    • Alan Harrington
    • Marilyn Herbert
    • Peter Hoegy
    • Clarence Hollinshead
    • Michael Howell
    • Andrew Johnny Ifill
    • Marlene Langstaff
    • Richard Burr Leslie
    • Halier Sandy McDevitt
    • David Michie
    • Betty Oakley
    • Edward Pepin
    • Mansel Powell
    • Keith Sanderson
    • Lewis Stoddart
    • Gregory Weeks
    • Donald Wiley
    • Inge Wohlert
  • July 2020
    • Kenneth Armstrong
    • Kenneth Astridge
    • Hank Back
    • Len Beatty
    • Melissa Bullen
    • Jim Campsall
    • Martin Carl
    • Aileen Carroll
    • Susan Cheel
    • Barbara Cooper
    • John Craw
    • Russell Cumberland
    • David Dobko
    • Lone Forrest
    • Wilson Gasewicz
    • Bruce Gauley
    • Edward Gillanders
    • Ronald Gilligan
    • Warren Hart
    • Maris Herrera
    • William Holt
    • Beverly Hunt
    • Valerie Irwin
    • Mary Jane Carlson
    • John Junck
    • Roger Leonard
    • Albert Lusk
    • Marvin MacDougall
    • Alfredo Minetto
    • Matthew Mundell
    • Lorraine Parker
    • Neil Peart
    • Judy Preston
    • Miguel Quiroz-Gomez
    • George Reichenbacher
    • Hugh Riddell
    • Sharlene Rinneard
    • Grant Ritchie
    • Allan Robson
    • Keith Sanderson
    • Anna Scheins
    • Catherine Shaw
    • Jim Stevenson
    • Ryan Still
    • Glen Taber
    • Gerald Teeple
    • Maris Wachowiak
    • Alexander Waddell
    • Colin Ward
    • Gregory Weeks
    • Doreen Wiggins
    • Robert Wilson
    • Guenter Ziemendorf
    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