Thank you to our donors
GIFT OF $1 MILLION OR MORE
M. Gilles Desjardins
Mr. Gilles Desjardins , president of Brigil and distinguished citizen of the region, has done an exceptional gift of $500,000 to the Gatineau Health Foundation. Following this gift, his contribution toward the Foundation will amount to nearly 1.3 million, the largest sum ever devoted since its creation. This great friend of the Foundation that supported us already for over 20 years by his generosity, deserves our admiration. This gift of $ 500,000 is a way of thanking the Gatineau population who allowed him to succeed in business. Mr. Desjardins sincerely believes that a healthy community contributes to the success and dynamism of the people of the same community.
As a tribute and thanks for this gesture of exceptional generosity, a dedication for life will be affixed on the building as well as the recognition plate installed inside the Gatineau Hospital Cancer Centre.
Mr. Ernest Lafortune
Mr. Ernest Lafortune has made the largest donation in the Foundations history, becoming the first to give $1 million. In its dealings with Mr. Lafortune, the Foundation team came to know the man behind the amazing success of Margarine Golden Gate-Michca. This individual, instilled with the values of respect, hard work and vision, is an extremely generous family man. A native of Pointe-Gatineau, he is proud to give back to the community in which he has lived his whole life.
In recognition for his outstanding commitment, the new Gatineau Hospital emergency wing has been named in honour of Mr. Lafortune and his wife Dorilda Leduc. This dedication will be permanent, as will the recognition plaque in the ER.
(left to right): Mr. Marc Villeneuve, CEO, Gatineau Health Foundation; Ms. Sylvie Lafortune; Mr. Ernest Lafortune; and Mr. Yves Ducharme, Chair, Gatineau Health Foundation