Honour Roll

Inspired by Supporters Who Have Left a Legacy of Love

Last year, 15% of contributions received by Hope and Healing International came from the legacy gifts that supporters have generously left behind in their Wills.

Sometimes we have the privilege of hearing their stories. Who they were. What mattered to them. What they valued in their lives. What they accomplished during their lifetimes.

And, why they left a legacy gift behind in their Wills to Hope and Healing International.

Their lives counted – they made a difference and their Legacy of Love is impacting generations to come.

We are honouring the following people, especially for the footprint of love they have left for children and families who can now see, hear, play, go to school or work — thrive — because of what these men and women have done for them.

What is Hope and Healing International’s Policy on Recognition of Estate Gifts?

Each year, our Legacy Honour Roll recognizes the beautiful generosity of those who have left a Legacy of Love to Hope and Healing International in their Wills. We do this only after death and once the estate gift has been received. Please note that this isn’t a complete list as some donors have requested to remain anonymous.

They Deserve Honour

We honour and celebrate the 62 women and men who gave a gift through their Wills in 2022/2023. These generous people put $2.2 million of world-changing love into action. Their love will continue to be felt by children and families today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Together, they gave enough to…

  • Give 4,514,841 children & their families a boost out of poverty through livelihood training and support.
  • Give 2,981,457 children with disabilities the vital healing care they need.
  • Give 106,059 children accessible educational support.
  • Give 26,870 children and families the education and support to fight the stigma of disability in their communities.

We’re inspired and humbled by the following people and their love-in-action:

Alberta Grainger, Ottawa, ON
Allan Parr, Windsor, ON
Arnold Burgis, Etobicoke, ON
Art Bartsch Charitable Gift Fund, Kingston, ON
Audrey Harrod, Guelph, ON
Audrey Hertzberger, Waterloo, ON
Carole Silvera, Terrebonne, QC
Chris Andersen, Edmonton, AB
Doreen Field, Cowansville, QC
Dorothy Wingfelder, Kitchener, ON
Edward Barrett, Ajax, ON
Elizabeth Friesen Endowment Fund, Winnipeg, MB
Elliot Bell, Parksville, BC
Elva Trussler, Waterloo, ON
Erika Knipfel, Waterloo, ON
Esther Jost, Brighton, ON
Eva O’Hara, Winnipeg, MB
Frances Rhebergen, King, ON
Hendrikje Witten, Lethbridge, AB
Henk Kobes, Bowmanville, ON
Henry Dueck, Winkler, MB
Hilda Jones, Salt Spring Island, BC
Jake Petker, Coaldale, AB
Jean Elliott, Beeton, ON
Jenny Drost, Calgary, AB
Johanna Brak, Owen Sound, ON
Johannes van Stekelenburg, Victoria, BC
John De Jong, Cobourg, ON
John Van Arragon, Hamilton, ON
John W. Forster, Abbotsford, BC
Justina Ramos, Winnipeg, MB

Katherine White, Fredericton, NB
Kay Dewald, Edmonton, AB
Ken Wishanski, Duncan, BC
Lambertha Dooge, Calgary, AB
Lillian McNabb, Lucknow, ON
Lois Livesey, Victoria, BC
Louise Rick, Powassan, ON
Maatje Van’t Foort, Chesterville, ON
Magdalen Lukacs, Toronto, ON
Marilyn Berry, Victoria, BC
Marjorie Middleton, Medicine Hat, AB
Mary Miller, Milk River, AB
Mary K Lawlor, Halifax, NS
Mary K. Pletz, Regina, SK
Nancy Cherniwchan, Edmonton, AB
Norene Schneider, Cambridge, ON
Olga Tchir, Winnipeg, MB
Patricia Newman, Toronto, ON
Phyllis Brown, Ancaster, ON
Robert I. and Margaret J. Clague Memorial Fund, Winnipeg, MB
Robert Schwarzfirm, Enderby, BC
Ruth Thomson, Oakville, ON
Ruth Miller, Kitchener, ON
Siegfried Epp, Carman, MB
Suzanna Meyers, Courtenay, BC
Teresa Prins, Abbotsford, BC
Viola Roberts, Dartmouth, NS
Walter Veenstra, North York, ON
Willard Moyer, Huntsville, ON
William Grin, Chatham, ON
Willy Donkersloot, Winnipeg, MB

For more information about leaving a gift in your Will, please call 1.800.567.2264 or fill out our Request for Information form.
Suggested legal wording for leaving a gift to Hope and Healing International in your will:

I give and bequeath to Hope and Healing International, 1600 16th Avenue, Unit 1 Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 4N6,        % of the residue of my estate (or the sum of $                          ) for its general purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being of Hope and Healing International shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor(s) for the payment of the said bequest.