Legacy Giving - Legacy Giving Stories

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Gwen Steiman: Planning ahead by giving back

In 1953, Gwen Steiman was tilling the soil on her family farm. She was 14-years-old, tending the crops that would feed her family during harvest. After dinner, she would wash the dishes. And at dawn, she would make her brothers’ beds....

 

Bill Feldman: A Life Well Lived

Bill Feldman was a loving husband to Susan, a devoted father to Jennifer and Jonathon, well respected by his employees at Sturgeon Tire, with friends across Canada.

Sadly Bill passed away on August 4, 2007 after...

 

Helga McPherson's Legacy Story

On her 75th birthday, Helga McPherson filled the Norwood Hotel dancefloor with friends, family, strangers, and glow sticks. A photo on her mantle immortalizes the night: Tanja, her daughter, has her arm thrown around Helga's shoulders, both...

 

The Legacy of Felicya Cheterbok

Felicya Cheterbok led a life that inspires, and reminds us that even through great hardship, one can still find a way to give back.
 
Born Felicya Warszycka in 1927 in the small village of Niemirow in Poland, she...

 

A Gift of Time

What is the measure of a life well lived?  For many, the ability to give back is a hallmark of gratitude. Many of our legacy donors often share with us that they have had good lives filled with loving relationships, meaningful work and...

 

A Growing Legacy That Inspires Us All

Delores and Michael Gembey were a remarkable couple who, even after Dolly's passing last year, continue to bring hope to life for patients at HSC and the medical staff who provide care here.  Dolly and her husband Michael, who passed away...

 

A Gift That Endures

For almost thirty years, Nellie Babaian helped to train nurses working at HSC Winnipeg and through her generosity, her contribution to the hospital will continue well into the future. Her generosity is an incredible example of making a legacy...

 

Giving While You're Living, Knowing Where It's Going

When Bob Kozminski, a leading figure in Winnipeg's business community for many years, sold many of his businesses in 2012, he wanted to give back to the community. He arranged a planned gift of a life insurance policy, naming the HSC Foundation...