Help Us Keep Care Close To Home

Legacy Giving

“The free Guide-to-Speaking-with-your-Advisor-BPHF from our partners at Will Power is a useful tool for beginning and directing a conversation about a gift in your Will with your Advisors.”

You can create a legacy of great hospital care for family, friends and neighbours throughout the Bruce Peninsula. Our new, easy to understand bequest infographic will show you how little it will cost (your kids) to leave a gift in your will in support of our doctors, nurses and technical staff at Brightshores Health System Lion’s Head and Wiarton Hospitals.

Your legacy gift is a testament to what you believe. If you share our vision for quality care available close to home, you can help ensure your hospital continues to be there for family, friends and neighbours – when they need it most.

Your Legacy Gift Will:

  • Provide stable funding to meet the needs of patients for the long term.
  • Help purchase life-saving medical equipment.
  • Enable our physicians, nurses and technical staff to provide the best care possible with the state of the art diagnostic and medical equipment.
  • Help attract the medical professionals we so desperately need on the Bruce Peninsula.

Ways to Give

There are as many ways to give a legacy gift as there are needs to be met! Your donation may be outright, providing funds for immediate use, or it may be planned now for a future date. Some options for giving include;

Leaving a legacy gift is an act that is generous, powerful and suprisingly simple! It enables you to leave a larger gift than is possible during your lifetime, while staying in control of your assets. A charitable gift in your Estate plan also helps eliminate income tax payable upon your death.

You don’t need to be wealthy to help! your legacy gift of any amount joins together with others to make an incrdible future impact. Each gift is treated with the utmost care. Leaving a legacy is simple. Talk it over with your loved ones, then speak with your lawyer about drafting or revisiting your Will, or adding a Codicil.

Every gift makes a difference.

Thank You!

Our Caring for Tomorrow Society rocognizes those who plan legacy gifts. You are under no obligation to tell us about your gift, but we would like to acknowledge your thoughtfulness and welcome you into this gourp of committed and passionate supporters. If you prefer, your gift can remain anonymous.

If you plan to leave a gift in your Will or other legacy, please complete and send us your Legacy Gift Reply Form.

We Can Help

To find out more about making a Legacy Gift to supoort Brightshores Health System Wiarton Hospital and or Lion’s Head Hospital, please contact us. We would be delighted to work with you and your advisors to arrange a gift that best suits your objectives.

Bob Light’s Legacy Will Make a Difference!

A Last Will & Testament ensures the possessions and assets you have worked hard for throughout your lifetime, will go where you wish. Bob Light did just that! Bob passed away in June, 2015 leaving legacies to three charities near and dear to his heart.
One of those was Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation.

Learn About an Extraordinary Gift

Bob Light

His Legacy Gift Will Make a Difference!

You may not know it, but there is almost no government funding for hospital upgrades or medical equipment. There is a constant need for new and updated medical equipment to diagnose and care for patients. Lion’s Head and Wiarton Hospitals count on their communities for support to keep care close to home. The 2016/17 Capital Priority list for the Peninsula was $1,038,430! Thanks to Bob’s gift of more than $400,000, the seemingly impossible was made possible!

Bob was well aware of the annual needs of Grey Bruce Health Services as he was an active member of the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation Board at the time of his passing.

Bob shared his expertise on policy and procedure writing with the Foundation. Although some might find this work dry, Bob often cautioned that he may insert something “totally bizarre” to ensure colleagues were paying attention.

Bob preferred to contribute in his quiet manner. He filled in as Chair of Foundation meetings, whenever needed. He was a member of the Peninsula Cabinet for the Hospital Campaign – an $11.4 m fundraising effort for local and regional cancer and cardiac care for GBHS. Previously, he served as a member of the GBHS Board of Directors and continued to volunteer at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital until he died.

Contributing to healthcare was very important to Bob. Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation considers itself blessed that Robert Clarence Light cared enough about Lion’s Head and Wiarton Hospitals to make a difference.

We are so grateful for Bob’s generous donation. He is fondly remembered for his commitment to our community both during his lifetime and beyond. Thank you, Bob, for remembering Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation. Thank you for leaving a legacy which will benefit healthcare in our community.

Gone but not forgotten – your legacy lives on, Bob!

What is Your Will Power?

Bruce Peninsula Hospital Foundation and its sister foundations are proud partners in the national Will Power movement.  Learn more about the impact your Will can have for patient care at the Lion’s Head Hospital and the Wiarton Hospital.  Visit:

GBHS Foundations gratefully acknowledge the support of Bayshore Broadcasting for the Will Power campaign throughout Grey Bruce.

Willard VanderPloeg

Willard VanderPloeg

Charitable Giving Advisor

(519)376-2121 ext. 2736 or (519)534-5856

April Patry

April Patry

Executive Director

This information provides a brief overview on planning a gift to Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation. The information is general in nature and is subject to change according to individual circumstances. you should always consult your own professional advisors for detailed inforamtion tailored to your own circumstances and to confirm applicable tax benefits.

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