A former central Alberta resident has posthumously donated $50,000 to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.
Gertrude Lee, daughter of longtime Evarts district residents George and Aria Lee, passed away last July at the age of 93, after spending a short time at the continuing care facility in Rimbey.
“We are very grateful to Gertrude’s family for this donation,” said Red Deer Regional Health Foundation CEO Manon Therriault.
“This donation will help us fund today’s equipment needs to ensure we can provide the best healthcare for Central Albertans.”
Gertrude spent all of her working years at CIBC, being transferred to various banks. She started in Sylvan Lake and spent time in Eckville, Ponoka, Lethbridge and Calgary.
After her retirement, she moved back home to care for her mother. Gertrude and her brother stayed on their parents’ farm.
Donations to RDRHF provides funding for programs, services and medical equipment for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and other health care centres throughout AHS central zone. Contributions help fund and purchase vital equipment and give our healthcare professionals the tools they need to provide the best possible care to patients in our hospital.