A Kelowna family is continuing its patriarch’s legacy with a $50,000 donation to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
The gift from Darlene Ramsay and daughters Laura and Kathryn is in honour of the late Jim Ramsay, and will pay for a bedroom at JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for families of patients that is under construction on the KGH campus.
The 20-room home will serve families who have to travel to Kelowna for specialized health care.
Jim Ramsay died unexpectedly in June 2016 and had previously made a significant gift to the foundation, towards the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Ramsays have also donated prizes for the live auction at the KGH Foundation’s Heart of Gold Gala, and offered complimentary makeovers to KGH nursing staff for the annual Innkeeper’s fete.
“It’s our hope that everyone who comes to JoeAnna’s House will feel safe, warm and loved,” Darlene said in a press release.
Construction on JoeAnna’s House is expected to be complete by Christmas 2019.
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