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Michael Pasquale and his mother, Rosie, always had warm and fond memories of Providence Healthcare.

Michael Made a Legacy Gift of Strength

Apr 30, 2019

Michael Pasquale and his mother, Rosie, always had warm and fond memories of Providence Healthcare. Close family members had received exceptional care there and when the time came to seek palliative care for Rosie, Providence was the only place she wanted to be.

When Michael reflected on Rosie’s life, he was reminded of her strength. Rosie was a true fighter, having survived her palliative diagnosis by almost 10 weeks. Michael was his mother’s primary caregiver as she started requiring more care. “We spent lots of time together and I cherished that; I wanted to be able to care for her as she aged” he says.

For the Pasquales, Providence’s Palliative care program gave them the best gift of all: peace of mind and heart. “We both felt at peace that Providence was her last stop. Her doctor, nurses, and everyone on the unit were so good, and I always felt taken care of too. She was safe. That’s all we could have wanted.”

Michael made the decision to include a gift to Providence in his Will. This generous gift of strength was inspired by his mother Rosie, and Michael draws comfort knowing that his legacy gift will enable Providence to support those less fortune well into the future.

People often want to support causes or organizations that have been important in their lives. If Providence has touched your life, please consider making a planned gift to Providence to leave your own legacy or, like the Wilson family, to honour a special loved one. With your help, we will continue to support patients and families as they find the strength to take on some of life’s toughest challenges. That’s what Providence is about – a celebration of the strength of the human spirit!

There are several ways to leave a legacy gift in your will.

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To learn more about planned giving and leaving a legacy, please contact Dane Shumak, CFRE at