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                                                                    JAMES LAYTER PICTURED WITH DR. ANILA MATHAI IN 2019

       As a donor, and hospital volunteer, James Layter         “When I had a hernia a few years ago, some of the
       has been helping to care for patients at Georgian        equipment they used to fix me up looked so old,” shares
       Bay General Hospital for nearly twenty years. Prior to   James. “I decided that when I got out of the hospital, I
       pandemic lockdowns, he spent three days each week        was going to give the Foundation more money so the
       helping patients on 1 North at GBGH get to their rehab,   hospital could keep more up to date with technology.”
       physiotherapy and diagnostic imaging appointments
       within the hospital. And as a donor, James has helped    Today, James continues to support the Foundation
       to put vital equipment into the hands of the skilled staff   annually as a member of the Cornerstone Partners
       and credentialed staff at GBGH so that they can provide   program (see page 9) and is recognized for his generous
       exceptional care.                                        support through the Foundation’s Best Care Leadership
       James has now extended his legacy of
       caring for patients at GBGH by making a                  “Letting the Foundation know about my legacy intentions
       bequest to the GBGH Foundation is his will.              was easy,” says James. “They have a form that only takes
                                                                a few minutes to fill out, and now I have the opportunity
       James first came to North Simcoe in the 1940’s, as his   to learn more about how my legacy gift will ensure
       family had a cottage at Nottawaga Beach. He was gifted   exceptional care continues for patients at Georgian Bay
       the cottage by his parents when they passed away, and    General Hospital for many years to come.”

       has been a permanent resident in both Tiny Township
       and Midland ever since. He began to support GBGH
                                                                If you would like more information on leaving a legacy at
       through special events and local fundraisers, but when
                                                                GBGH, please contact Christine Baguley, Philanthropy Officer
       James became a volunteer at GBGH, he began to see
                                                                ( or 705-526-1300 ext 5338) or visit https://
       the need for updated equipment. And, when he visited
       the hospital as a patient in 2018, he realized that more
       support was needed.

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