Leaving a Gift in your Will

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will!

Leaving a gift in your Will to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is the simplest way to leave a legacy of care and compassion.

Although the process is easy, we understand that there are a lot of things you will want to consider before you make or update your Will including:

  • How can I leave a gift to charity and make sure my family is taken care of?
  • Should I leave a percentage or a specific amount? How much?
  • What are the steps to make this happen?
  • What information do I provide to my lawyer or financial advisor?

We’ve put together an information booklet that will we hope will help!

Click here to download the Gift in Will Information Booklet (pdf)

If you have additional questions, please contact Jodi Maroney, Executive Director by calling 519-354-3113 ext. #2402 or by email at jmaroney@chathamkenthospice.com


“After my wife Margory died 3 years ago, I updated my will and included the gifts to my favourite charities as well as providing for my 2 daughters and their family. I don’t consider myself wealthy but I am comfortable living on what I need. You can’t take it with you and it feels good knowing I will continue to help others when I’m gone.

When you get old, you’re not afraid of dying so much as you’re afraid of how you’ll die and where you’ll die. If I can’t die at home, the next best place is Hospice. I have known people who have spent their last days there and they were beautiful. I think it is really important that people who are dying have comfortable surroundings not only for themselves but for their families as well.

For people with limited or no family or for those whose family live far away, Hospice is even more important. It gives me peace of mind knowing my gift will help others have a peaceful end of life.”

John Burgess

Chatham, ON