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Port Severn couple pledges $150,000 to GBGH

A man and women standing with three female staff members wearing their name tags

January 21, 2019 – After a tour at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) in the fall of 2018, Port Severn couple Donna and Conrad Huber made a $150,000 commitment to the critical needs of the hospital.

“When we heard that the need for equipment and infrastructure is more than $7 million, we wanted to help,” says Donna. “Thousands of residents rely on GBGH for urgent care, and we want to help ensure our hospital is equipped to provide each patient with the care they need.”

Beginning in 2018, the Huber family pledged $30,000 to GBGH each year for five years, allowing the hospital to use the funds where they are most needed.

The Hubers also shared their story with thousands of community members through a letter mailed in December, asking others to join them in supporting the urgent needs at GBGH. More than 200 donors responded to their request, with collective donations surpassing the $30,000 goal.

“We are so grateful to the Huber family for their generous gift, and for inspiring giving across our communities,” says Gail Hunt, president and CEO, GBGH. “This year, the funds from the Foundation will purchase items such as a portable x-ray machine, vital signs monitors and specialized patient beds.”

GBGH relies on donations from the community to purchase 100 per cent of the equipment needed for patient care and hospital operations. For more information on getting involved in your hospital, visit

Thank you to all of our generous donors for responding to our recent letter!

James & Anne Agnew Allan and Doris MacDiarmid
John & Linda Anderson W.L. MacKenzie
Linda Andrews In memory of Donald Roy Simpson
Douglas & Lynda Annis Alan Macmenemey
In honour of Rena Arbour Diane Macmenemey
Bob & Yvette Armstrong John Magill
Rick Ashford Anne Mandlsohn
Donna Bachinger Anonymous
Stuart Bahen Cy & Deb Marchildon
Diane & William Baker Gertrude Marion
Roger Ball Willard Marshall
Bandana Construction Ltd. Marie Marshall
Geoff Barley Lorraine Martin
In honour of Dorothy Barton Alan & Barbara Martin
John Baxter In honour of Sven Mathiesen
Bayshore Lanes Bowling Centre John & Barbara McCallum
In Honour of John Douglas Beattie Judy McKay
Rita Befort McLaren Equipment LTD.
Roger & Valerie Bell Donna McLaughlin
Lawrence & Monette Bellehumeur M. McLeod
Kurt Benke Patricia McNamara
Brian Betty Arthur Yung
Ron & June Boettger Robert Megaw
Dennis Brabant Joseph Raymond Middleton
Anton & Maria Brancelj Linn & Donna Milne
William & Barbara Brennen Victor Moncarz
John Brown William Montgomery
Kathleen Burnett Patricia Moody
Odette Bussiere Raymond & Frances Moreau
Marion Carnduff Kelly Morris
David & Sheila Carpenter Morris Steffler and Shirley Dixon
In honour of Nancy Carruthers Catherine Morrison
In Honour of Raymond Carter Cal & Betty Munroe
Pat & Ron Clark Doug Muxlow
In honour of Martha Cleary Anita & Norman Naumoff
Don Cooper Ken Nevar
Ann Coultrup Robert Newman
Donald & Kathleen Cox Barbara & Edward Nichols
Shirley Craig Freda Nicholson
George R. Culver Paul Noack
Alun Davies Howard Norbert
Lloyd & Ann Day Frank & Rosemary O’Callaghan
Bill Deeks William O’Donnell
Ray Deeton Louis Parent
James and Barbara Dennett Anne & Paul Parkes
Waltraud Denninger Burt & Bonney Parsons
Ruby I. Deschenes Allan & Darlene Paterson
Maria & Vince Di Cesare Larry & Janet Pattullo
Ted & Niki Dimitriadis In honour of Susan Pearce and Martha Ralph
Joanne Donaldson In honour of The Gamble Family
Loretta & Michael Dorion Pentor Electric
Donna & Robert Drapkin David & Lillian Pettibone
Paul Dubeau William & Jane Playter
Peter Dubeau Margaret Polkinghorne
Robert Duncan Don Powell
George & Adrienne Dunn Jane & Ray Stevenson
Frances Dupuis In honour of Lionel Quesnelle
Elke Duquette Paul Quick
Ken & Cathy Edgar Ralph & Betty Rawn
In Honour of Patricia Stone Rawson’s Meat & Deli
Anne Evans Gordon Richardson
In honour of the Emergency Staff In honour of Bert & Cay Armstrong
Eileen Vallee Patricia Roberts
Doris Fielder Pauline Robillard
Kathleen Finney Kathleen Robson
In honour of David M. Forget Rod Skelton
Hermann Franz Royal Canadian Legion Br #68
Susan Rudy Royal Canadian Legion Br#316 Ladies Aux
Lorraine Galloway In honour of St. Josef Hospital Nov. 27, 1944
Larry & Susan Gardiner In honour of Rogerio Sanchez & Anne Boykoch
In memory of Edward J. Gattoni Barry Saunders
Ziggy and Nelle Gaweda Jerry & Elaine Schnarr
Gerry Light Irma Schwarz
Mary Gieseler Pamela & William Scott
Denis Gignac Scobie Yacht Services INC.
Jack & Patricia Goodfellow Charles Seguin
In honour of Dr. McNamara Robert & Joan Shantz
Leslie Gottics Amina Ayad-Shehuta
William Grant Lorrie Smelko
Cecil & Jayne Gratrix Irma Smith
Patrick & Pat Greene Ernest & Sandra Somers
Ruth E. Haig Joan Sovey
Richard Hall Frieda Spazierer
Alma Hall Brock Stackhouse
Rita & William Hall In honour of Bill G. Stevens
Bob Harper Donald & Muriel Stevens
Roger Hart In honour of Danny Stillson
Marven Hebner In memory of Mike Nihill
Gerlinde Heidel Robert Stubbins & Margaret Cudahy-Stubbins
In honour of Jane Heins Alan Sundeen
Margaret Henderson Suzanne Plouffe & James Mitchell
Herb Carpenter Limited Valerie & Doug Swann
Herbst Ilse Rodney and Wendy Switzer
In honour of Donna & Conrad Huber John Thistlethwaite
John & Ellen Hinks Waltraud Thoma
Bruno Hoflich Judith Thomas
Susan Hopkinson Dorothy Thompson
George & Anne Hume Ralph Learn
Pauline Hunter Raymond & JoAnn Vaillancourt
Huson Brothers Flooring In memory of Jackie McLaughlin-Welch
Huynh Van Tho Marilyn Van Norman
Angela Ingram Gerrit Vangelderen
Marcella Ingriselli Wilfried& Sonja Vogelsang
Dennis & Joan Marie Jackson Gerry & Linda Vrieswyk
Tony Janssen Max and Jean Wagg
Jane Jeffery In honour of Joseph Walker
June Jenkinson David J. Walker
Diane Johnson Dan Webb
Don Jones Anton & Lilo Weber
Thomas & Deborah Jones Edith Weber
Steve & Margaret Killing Gail & Dan Webster
Paul & Vivian Kirkup Elizabeth & William Weech
Michael & Elaine Kovach Roisin White
In memory of Roland Kuerzdoerfer Don & Karen Whitfield
Yvette Lafreniere Jean Widdes
Rita Larmand Edith Wilson
Cleo Laurin In honour of Peter Wilson
In honour of Gordon & Kim Leonard Peter Wohlert
Lloyd & Ann Leroux Ina Wood
Patricia and Ruldolph Lewkoski In honour of D. Thorpe
In honour of Dr. Martin Veall In honour of Kenneth & Valerie Stief
Jim & Virginia Lunnie George, Tinka & Bogdan Yordache
In Honour of Carol Zabinski


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