Meet Generous Donors

Bob and Janet McCaig

Bob and Janet McCaig made a truly inspirational $1 million gift to enhance the delivery of care for patients in the region and transform the future of local health care.

“The inspiration to give comes from the understanding that there is a need.”
-- Bob and Janet McCaig

Kirk and JoAnne Baines

Kirk and JoAnne Baines are dedicated to supporting our Hospital and the amazing people who work here, but also the community as a whole.

“We want to help them on their journey.”
-Kirk and JoAnne Baines

Terry Fletcher

Prostate cancer survivor Terry Fletcher and his wife Sheila support leading-edge cancer research at LHSC and have a message for men who may be nervous about prostate cancer screening.

“Donors support research and research saves lives.”
-- Terry Fletcher

Siskinds the Law Firm

Siskinds is getting into the spirit of the county fair, the theme of this year’s Country Classic Auction (CCA)! We "Pop It Like It’s Hot" to spread the word. If you don’t know Snoop Dogg’s original, "Drop It Like It’s Hot", no need to see it - our version is more fun! 

Picture: Every year, Siskinds blends business with pleasure and attends CCA. Lawyers, Amanda Shaw, Madeleine McKinnon and Vivian Lui get into the spirit at the 2016 event.  


Siskinds has been…

Brent and Marilyn Kelman

Brent and Marilyn Kelman understand the importance of philanthropy in our health care system and are helping to attract and train the next generation of minimally invasive surgeons.

“I got to understand what donations could do for the improvement of health care.”
-- Brent and Marilyn Kelman

Paul and Barb Hebert

Paul and Barb Hebert turned unimaginable loss into incredible dedication to prevent other families from enduring similar heartbreak.

“Being the parent of a child suffering from mental illness is heartbreaking.”
-- Paul and Barb Hebert

Alex Rowe

In January of 2014, 17- year -old Alex Rowe decided to do something a bit different for her upcoming 18th birthday. “Birthdays are my thing,” Alex says. “My mom always made a huge deal out of mine and my sisters’ birthdays. I would always have one party with my school friends and one party with my sports friends.”

But for this particular year, Alex wanted her birthday to have a big impact. Rather than receiving gifts, she asked her friends and family to bring a toonie to her birthday party. Alex’s plan was to raise donations in honour of her parents, who were both undergoing cancer…

Gary Pooley & Family

Gary Pooley had made the drive from his home in Waterloo to London Health Sciences Centre many times. A sense of worry and stress would always pervade these drives when his wife Karen was receiving treatment for late-stage ovarian cancer.

However, when he was making the drive last November with his daughter Lisa and son David, he felt a renewed sense of hope – a feeling he hadn’t experienced much since Karen passed away three years prior.

On that particular day, they were driving to meet with the Translational Ovarian Cancer Research Team at London Regional Cancer Program (…

John and Lorraine Yeoman

The loss of a child, an unexpected quadruple bypass surgery and a breast cancer diagnosis might be too much for some couples to bear – but not for John and Lorraine Yeoman.
Life is a series of moments - some out of control, some thoughtfully planned out; some seemingly inconsequential, some heart breaking - and it is how you react and respond to those moments that can inspire a community.

The loss of a child before her prime, an unexpected quadruple bypass surgery and a breast cancer diagnosis might be too much for some couples to bear. However, for…

Terrence Donnelly

Philanthropist Terrence Donnelly’s impact on health care in London and throughout Southwestern Ontario is nothing short of extraordinary.

On June 30, 2014, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 86 new appointments to the Order of Canada - including philanthropist Terrence Donnelly, whose impact on health care in London and throughout Southwestern Ontario is nothing short of extraordinary.

When the 10-storey, state-of-the art North Tower at London Health Sciences Centre's (LHSC) Victoria Hospital opened on September 27, 2011, it became…