Krug Donation

Prior to his death in May 2013 Bruce Krug of Chesley, wanting to do what he could to help the local hospital, made the then Chesley & District Health Services Foundation the beneficiary of his London Life insurance policy.  Chesley & District Health Services Foundation president Ross Dudgeon (left), accepted a cheque for $71,859.11 from (right) Brian Seim, a Financial planner in Hanover, who helped Mr. Krug setup the charitable giving.  The money will be used for equipment purchases at the Chesley Hospital.

Legacy Giving

What is a Charitable Bequest?

A bequest or gift by Will is the simplest and most popular way of making a legacy gift to the Chesley Hospital Foundation.  It is a convenient way for you to leave a lasting legacy or honour the memory os a loved one.  A bequest also ensures our health care professionals are able to provide the best care to their patients for generations to come.


What are the Benefits?

Convenient - Can be made no matter how old you are and in any amount you want.

Easy to arrange - Instruct your lawyer to include a bequest to the Foundation in your Will.

Cost-Effective - No extra out-of-pocket costs.  Your present income will not decrease.

Tax Relief - A highly effective way to reduce Estate taxes.  The Foundation will issue a charitable tax receipt for the full value of your bequest.  This receipt will be used to reduce the tax payable on your final tax return.  If your bequest exceeds 100% of your net income, the excess may be carried back to the previous tax year.

Flexible - Can be for a specific amount, a percentage of your Estate, or the residue of your Estate (a gift after your debts, taxes and specific legacies have been paid).

          Control - Retain use of all your assets for the duration of your lifetime.

          Peace of Mind - Make changes to your Will at any time.


How Do I Make a Bequest?

Making a bequest is simple.  If you have already prepared you Will, your lawyer can easily add a supplemental clause detailing your gift intentions to your present Will, at modest cost.

If you have not yet prepared a Will, we recommend you do so!  This is an important "first step" to ensure that your intentions for your Estate are documented and that your loved ones will be properly cared for.

You may make a specific bequest, which means that you designate a specifies amount to the Foundation, or you may make a residual bequest, which means that you designate all or a percentage of the remaining portion of the Estate to the Foundation after specific legacies, debts, taxes, and administrative expenses have been paid.  You may also choose to direct your gift to an area of interest at the hospital.


Language for Your Will

The following are examples of language you might consider for leaving a bequest to the Foundation:

Unrestricted Use - Specific Bequest

To pay to the Chesley Hospital Foundation, the sum of $........ to be used for such purposes for the benefit of the Foundation as its Board of Directors may from time to time determine.


To pay the Chesley Hospital Foundation, the sum of $........ without imposing any restrictions upon this bequest, it is my wish that it be used for ................................ under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

Restricted Use:

To pay to the Chesley Hospital Foundation, the sum of $........ to be used for ........................................ (eg. The purchase of medical equipment).

Unrestricted Use - Residual Bequest:

To pay or transfer to the Chesley Hospital Foundation, the whole of the residue (or a percentage of the residue) of my estate to be used for such purposes for the benefit of the Foundation as its Board of Directors may from time to time determine.

Restricted Use - Gift of Tangible Property

To transfer and deliver to the Chesley Hospital Foundation, 1,000 shares of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) in kind to be used for ...............................(e.g. the purchase of medical equipment).

The legal name of the Foundation is Chesley Hospital Foundation.  Our charitable number is BN 890310246 RR0001.

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CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon

The 18th Annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon was held Saturday October 19, 2019, airing live on CKNX am 920.  Last year's project, 4 new hospital beds for the Chesley Hospital, have been making patients more comfortable, safer and healthier for awhile now.  This year's project is a Hematology POCT Analyzer, $30,567.  The support received through the Radiothon and BBQ at the Chesley Grocery Store means the medical staff gets blood test results in a minute instead of twenty minutes after being taxied to Walkerton.

Any additional donations for future projects always are welcome.  The Chesley Foundation and Hospital thank CKNX and all who donated.  The patients, staff, volunteers and Foundation are extremely grateful for the strong community support.

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COVID-19:  During this health crisis, the Foundation is working off-site; however, donations can be made to P.O. Box 40, Chesley, via or at hospital registration. In response to the increased COVID-19 cases in Bruce-Grey, the next Board meeting will be a zoom meeting, Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

The on-going support for the Chesley Hospital is greatly appreciated. With their donation one supporter said, "Thanks for always treating my dad so well. I hope this helps" The Foundation wishes to extend this Thank You to all medical and support staff - take care of yourselves!

Thanks to the generosity of the Chesley community, we continue to fund a Physician Recruiter, Chenelle Monk, who is doing a great job. Even with COVID-19 physician recruitment and retention has been strengthened with a digital marketing footprint and by keeping in touch with current contacts. We also have secured ongoing locum coverage for physicians to easily check out our community. This year we have four new locum doctors in our clinic and several physicians added to our ER locum group. This winter's projects include a promotional video, 2021 rural medicine retreat, and, along with the Foundation, a green space at the hospital. This amazing community makes it enjoyable to share Chesley in the search for great candidates! For any questions, information or general inquiries Chenelle: 519-377-2441 or

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