Shape the future through your estate


submitted by Erin Kapcala

Each year, compassionate people in our community think of others through a bequest (a gift) in their will to the WDMH Foundation to support Winchester District Memorial Hospital and/or Dundas Manor Long-Term Care Home. Gifts given through a will – also known as legacy gifts – are becoming an increasingly important part of how our community helps to provide excellent health care close to home. 

A gift in your will to the WDMH Foundation can be a way to say ‘thank you’ for the care Winchester District Memorial Hospital and/or Dundas Manor has provided to you, your family, and to your community. This type of gift might be financially impossible during your working or retirement years – but is possible through your will.

Estates (and everyone has one!) can greatly benefit from tax savings 

Every charitable gift through a will to the WDMH Foundation results in a charitable income tax receipt for the donor’s estate. The charitable income tax receipt that your estate receives can be used to offset tax owing to what will probably be your highest income tax bill ever. It is a great way to be able to direct your hard-earned assets of a lifetime to a cause that is meaningful to you and your community. And through careful planning, because of the charitable income tax receipt, your estate may be worth more than it would be otherwise, leaving more for your family and loved ones. 

Excellent, local health care in our community is a team effort. The health care teams at Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Dundas Manor work hard to care for those who need them. Our community needs to help in providing that care through giving donations. Through legacy giving, donors can extend their support to future generations. It is a legacy of caring close to home.

To learn more about legacy giving to support Winchester District Memorial Hospital and/or Dundas Manor, please contact fellow legacy donor, Erin Kapcala – Manager of Major and Planned Giving for the WDMH Foundation at 613-292-7468 or  


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