We are excited to announce that John Macdonald has recently been appointed as Chair of the QEHC Foundation’s Board of Directors. We would like to thank Nauzie Dibai for her years of support and commitment as Chair during a pivotal time. We are so fortunate to have such strong community leaders at the helm of our organization.

Thank you Nauzie and welcome John!

Meet the QEHC Foundation’s new chair John MacDonald, President and CEO of Robco. With a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in Technological Entrepreneurship from McGill University, John is a purpose-driven and hands-on leader with strong technical and IT skills and extensive engineering experience. Throughout his 10-year tenure as President and CEO, John has driven innovation and productivity in the industrial manufacturing sector, allowing Robco to thrive and become an industry leader.

The Queen Elizabeth Health Complex Foundation would like to thank Leonardo Panunto and his team at the Pharmaprix Vendôme located on Sherbrooke Street West in Westmount for their donation of $1,939.00 raised through the ‘LOVE YOU’ annual fundraising event. The campaign ran from mid-September through mid-October 2020.

The QEHCF is honored to have been the benefactor of this great initiative again this year. We owe our success to the community and to every individual who made a donation to the ‘LOVE YOU’ campaign this past fall.

The funds raised will be used to purchase equipment for the CURE Breast Health Center at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex.

THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart!

Leonardo Panunto, pharmacist-owner Pharmaprix Vendôme and Élaine Lalonde, fundraising consultant at the QEHC Foundation

Remembering the unique Louise Curley (1948 – 2020)

Louise Curley had a warm smile, a huge heart, and an amazing gift for fundraising. For more than 11 years, Louise volunteered in the lobby of the QEHC. Seated at a table she ornated with flowers, a picture of her dog, and candy to invite visitors to give a donation or buy a raffle ticket, Louise had the talent to start a conversation. She raised funds with enthusiasm, a sharp wit and a sense of humour that very few visitors could resist. Over the years, Louise raised a substantial amount of money for the Foundation.

"She had a way of lighting up everyone’s day when they walked past her. She was an integral part of the QEHC community” said Irene Tschernomor, QEHC’s Executive Director. “Her positive attitude and desire to be of service to others touched us all and she will be sorely missed."

The QEHC was a big part of Louise’s life. “On our daily phone calls, Louise always had interesting stories to tell me about meeting some wonderful people at the Complex and how generous most of them were. She was proud of her work and the accolades she received from the foundation for her efforts. Louise certainly loved every minute she spent at the QEHC” said her sister Linda Curley. Over the last couple of years, Louise’s health significantly deteriorated. Despite that, she really wanted to return to the Foundation to continue her volunteer work a few times a week. Unfortunately, COVID and her ill health prevented her from doing so.

Donations can be made in memory of Louise Curley on this website or by calling the QEHC Foundation at 514 485-4018.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Louise for making our community a better place to live.