Lynda’s Estate Gift to the Archie Courtnall Centre

Lynda’s generosity continues to improve people’s lives.

When Lynda Mottershead was planning her estate, she decided she wanted to leave a legacy of compassionate care. Thanks to her generosity and thoughtful foresight, the Archie Courtnall Centre has been renovated to better serve patients who need emergency psychiatric services.

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Upgrades to the Archie Courtnall Centre funded by Ms. Mottershead.

The Archie Courtnall Centre helps people who are in crisis by providing psychiatric care and intervention services that can make all the difference in some of the most fragile times of their lives. Last year, more than 1,500 patients were helped. When the Centre opened 3 years ago, it became a leader in Canada for providing “emergency department” style care to patients with mental health challenges. After more than a decade of use, the space was in need of renovation.

Ms. Mottershead’s generous estate gift of $207,800 funded a number of upgrades to improve the space, including a new, more secure nursing station, a third private room for patients in severe crisis and the addition of skylights to patient rooms. Another examination room was also added, and enhancements were made to family spaces so patients can enjoy time with their loved ones.

On behalf of all the patients whose lives will be touched by the Archie Courtnall Centre, thank you, Lynda. Your legacy lives on.

We would also like to acknowledge the Courtnall Family. Their vision and immense generosity has been instrumental in the development of the Archie Courtnall Centre.

Your Role in the Future

Interested in making a gift to our local hospitals in your estate? Donating to our hospitals in your will, including a gift of annuities or real estate, is one of the greatest acts of generosity you can make. Estate gifts have a powerful impact on our community, benefiting the lives of thousands of people. No great wealth is required to give, just the willingness to plan.

If you want more information, you or your financial adviser can talk to our Manager of Leadership & Legacy Giving Beth Cairns by email vhf@viha.ca or by phone at 250-519-1750. Or, visit our website to learn more.