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What Will Your Legacy Be?

Have you ever sat in quiet reflection wondering what your legacy will be once you are gone? I think we have all done that to some extent. We all want to believe that our time on earth had purpose and that we will leave our family and community a little better off than when we arrived. That legacy you are pondering could be the transfer of assets upon your death, writing love letters to be read after your gone or a photo album lovingly assembled with each picture carefully labelled so past generations are not forgotten.

What about your favourite charity? Have you thought about whether they will flourish after you are gone? You can help to ensure the future of Huron Shores Hospice is bright by leaving your legacy to an organization that is meaningful to you. Involve your loved ones in the decision, so they can see first-hand who you are, the values you hold and celebrate you, with you.

Can you leave a legacy to both your favourite charity and your family, you wonder? Yes, you absolutely can!

Huron Shores Hospice has partnered with Will Power, a national public education campaign designed to inspire Canadians to think differently about charitable giving and empower them to create positive change through their Wills.

Will Power assists Huron Shores Hospice in getting the word out but 100% of your legacy gift goes directly to Huron Shores Hospice proudly serving community members from the Municipality of Kincardine, Saugeen Shores and the Township of Huron-Kinloss. Your donation will help support the continuation of no cost, compassionate hospice care for your loved ones.

Your Will is a powerful tool for change and you do not need to be wealthy to support a great cause. Even a small percentage of your estate gifted to Huron Shores Hospice will help to support the hospice suites and contribute to the ongoing community support programs for your family and loved ones. This still leaves the majority of your estate to your family, providing the opportunity to help your favourite charity and look after your loved ones at the same time.

This calculator shows how a small percentage of your estate left to charity leaves plenty to support your loved ones.

Besides the ongoing good your legacy gift will provide, you can realize valuable tax benefits to your estate, reducing, and in some cases eliminating, the tax burden on your family. The Canadian government has created some of the best tax incentives in the world to encourage more giving to charity, especially from your estate. Your lawyer, accountant or financial advisor can offer the best advice for you. Please consider talking with them about making a gift to Huron Shores Hospice today. It may be as easy as adding a clause in your Will.

Your gift will help us grow as community needs increase. Our community has more elderly than the Provincial average and we know that our services will need to expand as our community continues to grow and age.

Make your legacy that no one dies alone. That your family, friends and neighbours have the opportunity to die with dignity, compassion and comfort, surrounded by loved ones, close to home. What a beautiful lasting gift to give!

Check out our legacy page on Will Power. Our Huron Shores Hospice Legacy Lead, Lynne Willis is happy to chat with you about how your gift will make a difference. Any discussion is confidential and will not obligate you to make a gift. You can call Lynn at: 519-389-7482 or email her at

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