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Elgin Lockridge, a Deka Lake resident who died in 2002, left the bulk of his Estate to the South Cariboo Health Foundation. The $892,825 donation allowed the Foundation to partner with Interior Health and the CCRHD to complete a $2.5 million renovation and upgrade to the Emergency Department and Laboratory of the 100 Mile House Hospital.

Elgin’s wife Vivian had predeceased him in 2000 after being a residenct at Mill Site Lodge in 100 Mile House.

While neither Mr. or Mrs. Lockridge will use the upgrades at the Hospital, it was their generosity that made it all possible. The upgrades to the ER and Laboratory completed in November 2005. The community is very grateful.

 


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Jim and Sheila McMillan formed the trust along with their three daughters, and through their financial gifts have provided assistance to the SCHF in purchasing a variety of equipment, infrastruct5ure upgrades. and donations to associated activities, such as hospice/palliative care programs.

Brenda explains the McMillan Family Trust donations are invested, with purchases spread out over several years, so the SCHF is able to allot funds to important hospital projects as they arise.
Then, we tell them what we are putting that money towards. There are some good things ongoing…[such as] a chemotherapy consultation room that has been started.”

The McMillan family Trust has donated $162,500 from 2006 to 2014, significantly helping the SCHF toward its ongoing goal of supporting the local hospital and South Cariboo Health Centre.

(exerpts from: McMillans honoured for generosity - Carole Rooney – Free Press September 24, 2014)

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