Remembering Terry Thorne: Community leader, cancer patient, lover of golf, passionate family man and champion for future generations.
Photo: Inspired by the teams who took care of their family when they needed it most, Terry and Linda Thorne started a fundraiser to help cancer patients at the QEII for years to come.
raised by community fundraisers
Individuals in our community, like Terry and Linda Thorne, sometimes choose to raise funds for the QEII independently, supporting a particular cause that’s close to home.
These initiatives make a big difference in the care patients receive at the QEII and often become a meaningful way to recognize the many care providers and individuals that are part of an individual care journey.
In an interview before his passing, Terry Thorne shared that entering cancer treatment meant leaving everything that was familiar. In a patient’s vulnerable state, there is a heightened sense of the world-class expertise, compassion, kindness and generosity of those who are caring for you.
And Terry saw support staff, nursing assistants, nurses and doctors all working as a team around him. The QEII became like family. For this, he and his wife, Linda, wanted to do everything they could to help future patients.
Terry died of acute myeloid leukemia at 66 years old. But his memory lives on through his legacy to help others. Together, he and his wife, Linda, raised more than $37,000 – with a hope to improve capacity so QEII teams can focus on what they do best.
The personal connections staff have with patients and families are special. I felt like they genuinely cared about how we were coping, how we were dealing with all of this. We felt supported as we left the hospital after Terry’s bone marrow transplant. It was his journey but I was on it with him, and it was comforting to know that he was getting the best care. – Linda Thorne
QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
5657 Spring Garden Road
Park Lane Mall, Suite 3005
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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