In death we hope that we leave many legacies behind. We hope that we leave the legacy of many warm memories with our loved ones. We hope that our acts of kindness made an impact in the lives of the people we met along the way and we hope that our careers and personal passions leave a legacy in their respective fields.
There is another way to leave a tangible legacy with a community of people you care about. By leaving a legacy gift in your will for Hospice Calgary you can impact the lives of Calgarians coping with advanced illness and loss.
When Mary Knowlton passed away in 2020 she left Hospice Calgary an estate gift of $10,000. This gift has helped to support the costs of Hospice Calgary’s programs throughout the pandemic. This gift, and this legacy, has been invaluable to our organization
and it is one of many generous estate gifts we were given over the last year.
Randy O’Dell, owner of O’Dell Electric, passed away in 2017 and to him leaving a legacy was of fundamental importance. He wanted to support the Calgary community that had supported his own dreams and ambitions. Randy left a substantial amount of his estate to a collection of local charities.
His gift of $500,000 to the Children’s Grief Centre supports the mental health of over 2000 grieving children, teens, and parents annually. To memorialize this gift a sign sharing Randy’s own personal journey with grief hangs in the Randy O’Dell Kids Room – our
largest kid-friendly counselling space.
A legacy gift, no matter the size, can make a significant difference in the lives of many. We thank all of our legacy donors for choosing Hospice Calgary. If you have any questions about legacy giving please contact our Director of Development, Melissa Watamanuk, at 403-263-4525.