Planning for your future and the future of the FSJ Hospital Foundation can be mutually beneficial. Endowment funds designated to the FSJ Hospital Foundation are permanently invested to generate long-term sustainability that will ensure a source of funding readily available for future medical equipment needs in the North Peace Region; ensuring your family, loved ones, and community have access to quality medical care now and in the future. The minimum donation to establish a named endowment fund is $50,000. Donors have the opportunity to establish an endowment fund in their name or in memory of a loved one. Donors will receive a tax receipt within a few weeks of when the donation was received.
Named Endowment Funds
EDMONDO & GIOVANNA MUCCI ENDOWMENT FUND
In 1959, Edmondo and Giovanna Mucci left Italy and arrived in Fort St. John where they soon established themselves as business owners in the community at Westend Grocery. The couple went on to open 4M Furniture, a staple in the community for over 35 years. In 2018, Giovanna Mucci established the Edmundo & Giovanna Endowment Fund to honour her late husband and to celebrate their shared passion to give back to their community.
BETTY PIMM ENDOWMENT FUND
The fund was created in memory of their beloved wife and mother by Betty’s husband of 50 years, Darwin Pimm and her two sons, Ted and Clint. The endowment is designated to our Cancer Diagnostic & Treatment Fund and ensures that Betty’s legacy of caring for others will continue to have a long-lasting impact on her community.
HENRY PETRIE ENDOWMENT FUND
This fund was created by the Petrie family in memory of a loving husband, father, and friend. As an active member of the community, Henry believed in the work of the Hospital Foundation and the importance of providing the best possible health care for his family and the community he loved. Everyone is welcome to contribute to this fund.
JEAN GARDNER ENDOWMENT FUND
Jean played in the success of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, local health care, and our community. This fund was created by Jean’s husband Reg, in memory of Jean, as well as daughter Dani, and parents Dorothy and Ken. Jean served for eight years as the Director of Finance at the Fort St John Hospital, was a founding member of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, and served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors for 12 years. Jean is remembered as a thoughtful and caring person and through her endowment fund, her impact on our community and her legacy of compassion, kindness, and generosity, will continue.
EVELYN HADLAND ENDOWMENT FUND
As a young woman, Evelyn moved to Baldonnel from Nicomen Island and began her teaching career of 33 years. She caught the eye of local farmer, Austin Hadland, and in 1945 the couple married and began their life together on the family farm where they raised two sons. In 2016 the Hadland family lost their dear brother and son Dale, due to a brain tumor. In memory of his beloved wife and because the Fort St. John Hospital was “so good to Dale”, Austin Hadland and family established an endowment fund in Evelyn’s name to support the purchase of medical equipment and will continue to give back to help enhance the comfort and care of individuals in our community for years to come.
AUSTIN HADLAND ENDOWMENT FUND
Austin remembers the construction of the original hospital in 1931, which provided much-needed healthcare and supported the birth of his children. In 1992, Austin and Evelyn’s son Dale developed brain cancer and Austin became very passionate about the importance of local healthcare and thankful for the skill of medical staff at the North Peace Hospital. With help from local medical care, Dale survived another 24 years after being diagnosed and it is with these memories that Austin Hadland established an endowment fund, creating a lasting legacy and ensuring the best health care for generations to come for the community who rely on the Fort St John Hospital for their health care needs.
ENERGETIC SERVICES ENDOWMENT FUND
This fund was created by one of our locally owned and operated companies, Energetic Services Inc. Energetic wanted to make a lasting statement of their values as a corporate citizen. They strongly believe in being financially responsible and in saving for the future. They believe that a strong and vibrant hospital attracts good people to our community and they wish to support their owner/operators and their families when health issues arise. Everyone is welcome to contribute to this fund and all donations are tax deductible.
LESLIE HO ENDOWMENT FUND
Dr. Ho was one of Fort St. John’s longest-serving dentists and upon his retirement in 2020, he created this endowment to thank our community for making Fort St. John his home and supporting his business for 42 years. Dr. Ho now resides in Vancouver, where he enjoys his retirement with his family and new grandchild.
PHILIP & EMILY TOMPKINS ENDOWMENT FUND
Philip and Emily were Peace Country Pioneers back in 1919, who ranched on the mouth of the Halfway River. During their lifetime, they contributed a great deal to our community. In June of 2006 the family of Philip and Emily Tompkins, generously donated to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Endowment Fund.
Philip lived his life by these markers: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you; Never expect of others what you yourself are not prepared to do; and, Never criticize a man until you have walked a mile in his boots.” Wise words from a wise man. The Tompkins are truly a remarkable family.
Philip passed in 1986, aged 95 and Emily passed away in 1995 at age 103.
ANN & RUDY KLAWON ENDOWMENT FUND
Ann and Ruby arrived in Canada in 1951 and soon married. In the early 1960’s, they moved to Taylor and then Fort St. John, where they made their mark on our community. They built many businesses and supported other local businesses with their advice, partnerships, and financial assistance. Together, they built many long-standing Fort St. John businesses like the M&M Convenience Store, Rudy’s Highway Car and Truck Wash, Redwood Esso and the Taylor Lodge. Ann also drove a local Coffee Wagon in the 1980’s. Before passing, Ann chose to make a gift to the Foundation in her Will, to provide a lasting legacy in the community that she and her husband Rudy loved and cared about.
NORMAN EDWARD YOUNG ENDOWMENT FUND
Norman (Norm) moved to Fort St. John with his family in 1966. While he was a skilled carpenter by trade, he had a passion for farming and headed out to Cecil Lake with his son Brian to follow that dream. Norm and Brian farmed together until 1998 when Brian moved to Calgary, but Norm continued to run the farm until he retired in 2002. Even after moving back into town, the work didn’t stop for Norm. Always the hard worker, he continued building, fixing, and giving a hand wherever it was needed. He lived a well-lived life with patience, integrity, determination and a sense of humor that was evident in everything he did. He will never be forgotten.
MANFRED STEGELMEIER ENDOWMENT FUND
With the help of Manfred’s relatives, a generous gift was invested to ensure vital medical, diagnostic, and surgical equipment can be purchased to support and enhance patient comforts and care at the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa Residential Care Facility.
“Our brother always held the staff and the work done at the Fort St. John Hospital in high esteem. For this reason, at his own passing, Manfred made a generous gift to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.” – Christel, Ulrich, and Ralf (Manfred’s siblings).
BOB & JANET TAYLOR ENDOWMENT FUND
Bob & Janet Taylor truly cared about their community and were passionate about making a difference in the quality of healthcare our citizens receive. We are proud to be able to say Bob & Janet chose the Foundation as their vehicle to give back to the community they called home by leaving a generous Legacy Gift and creating the Bob & Janet Taylor Endowment Fund. Janet Taylor, was a long serving board member, donor, sponsor and volunteer. Janet’s involvement with the Foundation began in 1998 and she supported the Foundation by giving her time, talents and financial support to all our campaigns and efforts. For 10 years Bob & Janet sponsored the Angel lapel pins. The Foundation created the Janet Taylor Award, presented annually to a community member that shares in Janet’s passion.
FORT ST JOHN HOSPITAL ENDOWMENT FUND
In 2003 the FSJ Hospital Foundation established the Fort St John Hospital Endowment Fund, to build and grow a secure source of funding with the future in mind. The Endowment fund continues to grow with the help of many generous donors.