The Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor (AGH/FVM) Foundation recently received a generous gift from the late John Jamieson (Johnny) Waddell, who left the bulk of his estate to the Foundation.

Mr. Waddell, who died at the age of 100 on March 13, 2012, spent a brief period in the Almonte General Hospital’s Rosamond Unit at the age of 98, and spent his last years as a resident of Fairview Manor.

“Throughout his lifetime, Johnny was one who understood the value of giving back to community in whatever way one could,” his three friends Tracy Holmes-Payne, Colleen McKee and Marjorie Bryant wrote in an article about Mr. Waddell.

“He recognized that the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Foundation was an organization integral to Almonte and the surrounding area.”

Bequests are the number one method by which charities such as the Foundation receive major gifts. Bequests can include gifts of money or property.

Leaving a gift to the AGH/FVM Foundation in your will is easy to arrange and inexpensive to plan.

You may choose to leave a specific amount or a residual portion of your estate after the needs of your family are met.

To include a gift in your will, have a lawyer prepare a new will or add a codicil to an existing document.

“We very much appreciate receiving these gifts from generous donors who planned ahead,” said AGH/FVM Foundation Executive Director Gerry Huddleston. “If you are thinking about making a donation to support the Hospital and Manor, please consider a planned gift, such as a bequest.”

Make a difference in your community’s future by leaving a legacy gift to the Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor.

To discuss a legacy gift to the AGH/FVM Foundation, call the Foundation office at 613-256-2514, ext. 2297 or send an email to Foundation Executive Director Gerry Huddleston at ghuddleston@agh-fvm.com.

Johnny Waddell left the bulk of his estate to the AGH/FVM Foundation.