Legendary Impact

Supporting health care for generations to come

Legendary Impact

Supporting health care for generations to come

Pictured: Family rooms, like the one pictured, offer a space where a loved one can take a break from the bedside, a patient can sit quietly away from hospital activity, or healthcare teams have sensitive conversations with loved ones and patients. This room was one of 27 family rooms rejuvenated at the QEII Halifax Infirmary thanks to an estate gift.


received from gifts in wills

Every person who leaves a gift in their will to the QEII Foundation is helping to transform health care for future generations. It’s a legendary act of generosity. A gift in a will — even as little as one per cent — helps to ensure the best, most innovative care is available now and in the future. Wills and estate gifts have a direct impact on patients.

“Family rooms are safe, calm spaces that provide a break from what is happening on the floor and a location for important conversations between healthcare providers, families, and patients. These conversations are critical to patient-centred care. So, in that way, family rooms have a direct impact on care.”

– Jasna Jamshidi, QEII health services manager

Through an estate gift, the late Barbara Hadley’s generosity has transformed 27 family rooms at the QEII’s Halifax Infirmary. An incredible legacy that will impact every person — patient, loved one, and healthcare provider — who steps foot into these much-needed spaces. Every room has been refreshed with an intention to create calm, functional areas to support patients and families during their healthcare journey.

We’re proud to honour and remember the following individuals — our QEII Legends — for whom we received a gift in their will or estate in 2022-2023:

  • Donald J. Cummings

  • Donald L. Drake
  • Josiah Drover
  • Catherine D. Geldart
  • Judith A. Grant
  • Hilda Hoegg Foundation
  • Jean Laflamme
  • Jacqueline M. Lee
  • Anjna Majhail
  • Joan M. Martin
  • Helen E. Smith
  • William Blair Charles Watson

In addition to the names listed, several gifts were received from individuals who have chosen to remain anonymous. We thank them for their incredible support. The legal name for all gifts is: Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Foundation. Our charitable number is: 88646 3496 RR0001.