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Memorial & Tribute Giving

Honour a loved one’s life and legacy by giving back in their memory.

Giving in memoriam of a loved one allows friends, families, and communities to join together in a time of grief, making a positive impact while honouring a life and legacy.

If your loved one received care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, this type of giving also helps families and communities to strengthen the area of care for other Cape Breton patients to come.

What is memorial and tribute giving?

Memorial giving is a donation made in memory of a loved one who has passed away. A memorial gift is a meaningful way to celebrate a friend or family member’s life and legacy. Our donors have shared with us that making a gift in memory of a lost loved-one can be helpful in the grieving and healing process.

Tribute giving can be a touching way to celebrate a special person or occasion. Tribute gifts are often given in honour of someone’s birthday, anniversary, holiday, wedding, or another significant life event.

When you give a memorial or tribute gift to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, we send a personalized card on your behalf to the immediate family of your loved one, or to the special person you’re honouring.

Where does my gift go?

On average, memorial and tribute giving accounts for over $81,000 of donations to the Foundation each year. When you give to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, 100 per cent of your donation stays on-island, helping to strengthen health care in your community.

The Foundation has more than 80 funds that help to strengthen specific areas of health care offered at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and beyond. Many donors choose to support the area of care that their loved one received or is/was passionate about.

Here are just some of the funds and areas you can support with your gift:

  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Caleb’s Courage
  • Cape Breton Cancer Centre
  • Cardiac Services
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Department
  • Geriatrics Services
  • Heart Lung Wellness Centre
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Mental Health & Addictions Patient Care
  • Mom and Baby
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Operating Room
  • Orthopedic Unit
  • Palliative Care Unit
  • Pediatrics TLC
  • Rehab Services
  • Renal Dialysis Unit
  • Respiratory Services
  • Tom MacNeil Cancer Patient Care
  • And more

To make a memorial or tribute gift to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, phone 902-567-7752 or donate online, here.

Honouring a life together, as a community

If you are preparing an obituary and would like to ask your community to give in memory, we have provided a sample note below.

Sample Obituary Note
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of (your loved one’s name) to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation (optional: in support of area of care name). To donate, visit, phone 902-567-7752, or mail 45 Weatherbee Road, Suite 209, Sydney, B1M 0A1.