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A son’s care remembered

A woman and man on with side of their son who is wearing a graduation rob

Pat & Jim Shacklady are forever grateful for the wonderful care their son Jamie received at GBGH.  In 2018, Jamie was in palliative care at GBGH, suffering from terminal melanoma cancer. It was the outstanding, compassionate care provided by the doctors and nursing staff that inspires the Shacklady family to honour Jamie’s memory through donations to the hospital.

A man in a black band shirt is sitting in a chair in the hospital petting a dogThe doctors even arranged for Jamie’s dog, Bentley, to visit him,” shares Pat. “They did their very best to make sure that Jamie was comfortable and pain free at all times during his last few weeks.”

Pat & Jim have chosen to honour Jamie’s memory by making donations to GBGH, both an annual donation just before Christmas, on the anniversary of Jamie’s passing, and monthly donations throughout the year.

Our annual donation allows us to honour Jamie’s memory with an ornament placed on the beautiful tree in the hospital lobby,” shares Pat.  “And, we appreciate that we can spread our giving out over the year, as it is our way of ‘paying back’ our hospital for the wonderful care our son received.”

To learn more about Monthly Giving, please click here or contact Lisa Wanamaker, Donor Relations & Stewardship Officer ( or 705-526-1300 ext. 5342)

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