Our donors are some of the most generous people in the world. They understand deeply the value and impact West Park has on our community and what it takes to give people their life back. Take a moment to meet a few of them.
Lousie and Robert Spittal
After many years of volunteer service, Robert and Louise decided to leave a gift in their will for West Park. This commitment makes them members of the William Gage Legacy Circle.
The Carpenters' Union
The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario's Local 27 and Local 675 recently joined together to make a generous gift of $250,000 to name the Rehab Plus Therapy Courtyard and Basketball Court.
The company recently made a generous gift of $100,000 to the Get Your Life Back Campaign, to name The ROYALE® Activities of Daily Living Training Room in the new hospital.
Troop Family Gift
Two years into being on West Park’s Foundation board, Ian Troop’s connection to the hospital became personal when, in 2017, his brother Alex was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident.
A Gift In Memory of Mary Jean Deeth
Don Buchanan recently made a personal gift to the Get Your Life Back Campaign in memory of his life partner to name the Mary-Jean Deeth Resting Alcove.
Kiwanis Club of Kingsway Humber
The Kingsway Humber club recently made a gift of $25,000 to create a children’s play area in the main concourse of the new hospital.
Weishuhn Family Gift
In 2006, David Weishuhn developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the myelin cover of the nerves, causing weakness and potentially paralysis.
Kayleigh Shannon dreamed of working in prosthesis design and development, a career path she hoped would one day lead to a job at West Park's Prosthetic and Orthotic Service. But she died suddenly in her sleep at age 19.
Gordon Wilson's generous gift to name the Audrey Wilson Therapy Trail will benefit future patients and their families by connecting them with the healing and life-giving benefits of nature.
It was young love, and it lasted. Bob and Pat Martin were married for 52 years when he died in 2011. Now Pat is remembering her wonderful life partner with a gift to name the café in West Park's new hospital.
Devinder Basra left her home in Etobicoke one morning to go to temple. As she walked along the sidewalk, a car careened off the road and struck her.
"I got here on a Monday, and by Tuesday, I'd made up my mind that I was going to donate," Susanna Jouwstra says when asked about her rehabilitation experience at West Park.
Kathleen Wilkinson's family supported West Park for many years, and she has chosen to make a bequest in her will to the hospital. "Rehabilitation is a gift," she says.