Your Stories

Your Stories

Our summers were spent sailing on beautiful Georgian Bay and we knew Midland would one day be our permanent home. Twenty-three years ago that dream became our reality. We were embraced by the warmth and support of the community, which immediately made us feel welcomed and part of somewhere special.

We have always believed that when you are a part of a community that offers so much opportunity, giving back, however you are able to, is important. 

We also believe that the hospital is the heart of any community. This is why we choose to support Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH). GBGH serves the entire community without the support of government funding for capital equipment, so donating to our local hospital is integral in supporting patient care.

To ensure the hospital is able to continue their efforts in serving our community in the future, we are leaving a legacy gift in our wills to the GBGH Foundation.

When we updated our wills, we realized that a legacy gift would be an easy way to support our hospital when we are no longer here. Our legacy will ensure that our hospital will remain the centre of the community.  It was a very simple process.

~ Peter & Lynda Wolfhard

Click here to learn more about leaving a legacy gift to the GBGH Foundation.

A message from past Foundation Board Chair, Dave Turner…

Our family has a long history with North Simcoe, and Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH).  My wife was born at GBGH, as were two of our children. Over the years, our family has been to the hospital a number of times, and we have always received exceptional care.

Each year, we show our gratitude to our community hospital by making a donation through the Cornerstone Partners program.  Our contributions have helped to ensure critical equipment is available for patients at GBGH – ultrasound units, vital signs monitors, IV Infusion Pumps and a portable x-ray machine as examples.

As Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors for the past three years, I have seen incredible generosity from our community, which is so important.  Our community needs a vibrant hospital to grow, and prosper, and likewise, our hospital needs the community support to thrive today, and in the future.

One way we can all help our hospital continue to stay up to date with the most modern equipment and technology is through Legacy Giving – or planned giving.  Legacy giving is a great way for anyone, even those of limited means, to make a significant donation to the hospital. This can be done through your will or a life insurance policy and is a truly meaningful way to ensure a bright future for our community hospital. As a retired financial advisor, I had the opportunity to help many clients add a planned gift as part of their will; and as a member of the Board of Directors, I was witness to the wonderful impact that legacy gifts can have on patient care at Georgian Bay General Hospital.

For more information on Legacy Giving, please click here, or contact Christine Baguley, Philanthropy Officer ( or 705-526-1300 ext. 5338).