On November 11th, we remember our veterans and the incredible sacrifices they made to maintain our freedom, and bring peace to the world. This Remembrance Day, we will take time to reflect on the commitment and courage of our soldiers when hostilities of the First World War ended, and they knew they would soon return home. And we remember those who never did.
At SHN Foundation, we are forever grateful to one such veteran who became a legacy donor when he passed away on November 11, 2017. We honour his memory, his legacy, and his life this Remembrance Day.
Eric Tipping, a WWII Veteran, lived a life filled with fond memories and unforgettable moments – from struggling through the Depression to serving with the armed forces during World War II to spending many summer nights at his cottage surrounded by friends and family.
When he was eight years old, Eric was struck by a car and wound up being treated for a broken leg. Unfortunately, being the Depression Era, there was no government-sponsored healthcare. Because of this experience, Eric grew passionate and developed unwavering support for health care, and he and his beloved wife Betty became life-long donors of SHN.
This long-lasting commitment to health care also served as the basis for Eric's desire to become one of SHN's legacy donors, a group of individuals who have remembered the hospital in their estate planning and who have pledged their support for generations of future patients and their families.
Eric's Commitment to Scarborough Health Network Foundation
Through the Eric and Betty Tipping Foundation, the couple generously included SHN in their estate plans among several other worthy charities. It was only upon his passing that we learned we would be the recipient of an incredible legacy gift of $180,000, in addition to the annual contributions made through their Foundation.
We are eternally grateful to Eric for not only the sacrifices he made to ensure our country remained strong, resilient, and free, but for his commitment to building a healthy community, province, and country.
Lest we forget.
To learn more about legacy giving through the SHN Foundation, contact Verna Chen, Associate Vice President, Donor Engagement, at 416-438-2911 ext. 6040 or by email at email@example.com.