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May 2022

Quality Foods Supports Medical Education

By Celebrate!, News, Thank You!

Every year, Quality Foods and Dempsters partner up to fundraise for the Quality Foods Community Health Fund which supports educational opportunities for medical staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Quality Foods has supported the hospital with over $323,000 over 27 years of giving, including $10,000 that they gave last week! We are deeply grateful to have such wonderful partners who care so much about the health of the communities we serve.

March 30 is Doctors Day

By Kudos, News, Thank You!

Right now, doctors around the world are dedicating their lives to the health of those around them. They sacrifice their energy, time, and lives to treating the sick, comforting patient families, training their successors, and instrumentally creating a safer and more prosperous world. Our doctors at NRGH provide high quality care for anyone from central and north Vancouver Island who needs them, from mending broken bones to chemotherapy for cancer patients, from life support for premature babies to palliative care for the elderly. For all you do for us, we honour and thank you.

We Remember Brenda

By Memorial Tributes, News, Thank You!
Brenda Rositano worked for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation beginning in 2000 until she passed away in 2019. Today, four generations of Brenda’s family came to make a donation to the hospital in her memory. Her brother is visiting from Australia, and came in to enjoy a coffee at the beautiful Code Brew at NRGH, which was completely rebuilt last year. The opening was dedicated to Brenda’s memory.
The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation is grateful to Brenda’s family for their ongoing support of the hospital, and honouring Brenda’s memory in such a special way.
Pictured from left: Brenda’s daughter Emily and granddaughter Claire, Brenda’s husband Bruno, her brother Byron, and her mother Bernice (Perky).

Lions Club Long-Time Supporters

By Celebrate!, News, Thank You!
The Nanaimo Lions Club has generously donated $20,000 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation in support of our new Intensive Care Unit (ICU)! They have been diligently fundraising for the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for a year, primarily through bottle donations.
The club has been supporting the Nanaimo & Regional General Hospital since 1991, giving a total of almost $60,000 over 31 years! In the past, they have supported the hospital through Palliative Care, Cardiac Care, and the Lifeline Silent Guardian program, which supplements individual monthly monitoring fees for those that cannot afford the full cost. We are deeply grateful to the Nanaimo Lions Club for their ongoing support, and congratulate them on their 75th anniversary!
Pictured (from left): Pierre Le Gal, Dave Alderson, Janice Perrino, Dennis Sauer, and Al Brett.
Frankie Sam

In Loving Memory of Frankie Sam 1950 – 2022

By Memorial Tributes

It is with great sadness that we share the news of our beloved Frankie Sam’s passing on 25 April 2022, with loved ones by his side.

Frankie is survived by Lorraine, his loving wife and partner of 49 years.

His children together with their spouses, daughter Janeen and partner Margaret and sons, Anthony and wife Alvina and Clayton and wife Nicole, will treasure the special memories.

A cherished Yeh-Yeh to Rebecca, Addison, Elijah and Avery and will be greatly missed by extended family and the many friends he made over the years.

In lieu of floral tributes, donations for charity may be made to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation.

Family and friends, kindly accept this intimation.