May is Leave a Legacy Month. Each of us possesses the power to provide a lasting legacy to charitable causes we feel are important.
A life well lived; a legacy that will last forever. St. Clair Nowe of Broad Cove, NS, may not have been famous in the conventional sense, but he will be remembered forever for his generous gift to future generations. Recently, St. Clair left an estate gift to the IWK Health Centre Foundation which will serve Maritime families for years to come.
Born in Bridgewater on August 31, 1944, St. Clair graduated from Hebbville High School and Bridgewater Commercial School. He then spent many years working for the Provincial Government in Halifax. After returning to Broad Cove, St. Clair lived in his family home for many years where he enjoyed listening to music, cruising in his beloved automobile, and working in the community. St. Clair Nowe passed away peacefully in July of 2011.
The IWK Foundation team was humbled and honoured when we learned that St. Clair had left an estate gift to the IWK in his will. His donation will have an incredible impact on patient care, and serves as a fitting tribute to a man whose memory and legacy are held in such high regard.
If only we could have said thank you; he would know how many patients will benefit from his gift.
Through his estate donation, St. Clair has contributed to the continued excellence in specialized care for Maritime women and children. We are eternally grateful for his generosity, as estate gifts are instrumental in helping the IWK enhance its world-class research in fields such as neonatal and pediatric intensive care, women’s health, and mental health services for children and youth. Funds also support the purchase of modern technology and equipment.
St. Clair clearly believed in supporting his community, and knew he could make a difference. We encourage everyone who is thinking about making a planned gift to let us know so that we can celebrate and say thank you for helping us nurture the future of health care.
We all have the ability to make a difference in our community. If we work together, we can help ensure the patients and families who rely on the IWK reach their full potential. An estate gift is the most important gift you will ever give, and the donation provided by St. Clair Nowe is a shining example of how a planned gift given today ensures a stronger future tomorrow.
The IWK Health Centre Foundation is a proud supporter of the Nova Scotia Leave a Legacy(TM) program.
For more information on how to make a planned gift to the IWK Foundation, please visit www.iwkfoundation.org/plannedgiving.