Pat Kelly Memoriam

Message from Julie, Shannon and Heather Kelly

It is with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of Patrick Bruce Kelly. He left us one month after his diagnosis of lung cancer.

In honor of Pat’s legacy, his family requests that donations be made to the Pemberton and District Health Care Foundation. There is already a Sea to Sky Master plan in place, initiated by Vancouver Coastal Health to assess the health care facilities within our communities and to plan for growth over the next 40 years.  A hospital twice the size is needed. Cancer care has been repeatedly mentioned as one of our biggest needs in Pemberton. As part of the push for a new hospital in Pemberton, we envision a separate oncology unit run by Dr. Michele Leslie, who was successful in starting up a clinic in Haida Gwaii (read Shared Care BC story below).

A specialist nurse would also administer chemotherapy and other IV infusions to patients who need IV medications and blood transfusions for other diagnoses such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and osteoporosis. This unit will provide care for all patients living in Pemberton and the surrounding First Nations communities as well as Whistler who would otherwise have to travel to Squamish or Vancouver.

By donating, you are not only keeping Pat’s memory alive but also offering relief and comfort to those in our community facing cancer.

Thank you for your heartfelt support. Your contribution, to the Pat Kelly Memorial Fund, will have a profound impact on a project Pat wanted to support. Let’s come together to make a lasting difference in his memory.  

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Applications will be accepted from March 15th to May 15th each year and bursary will be awarded June 15th. The successful applicant will have the amount directly paid to the Canadian institution of the enrolled program.