Providing for the Future

Priscilla Clough honours her husband’s memory by giving to the QEH

Seventy-five year old Priscilla Clough is an active woman who enjoys Pilate’s classes, walking on the many Island trails, golfing and traveling during the winter months with her many friends. She thoroughly enjoyed her seventeen year career as a judicial clerk with the PEI Government.

Priscilla

She was also happily married to her loving husband, Bennett. They enjoyed wonderful years together and she now cherishes their many summers at their cottage in Lakeside and their trips to Florida and the Caribbean.

Sadly, Bennett developed cancer and passed away in 2006. Priscilla (Pris) says he spent a lot of time at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and she witnessed first-hand the dedication and expertise of the doctors and staff who work there.

“It’s a very special place, and it touches everyone in our Island community. We all want to keep this hospital, so I think that anyone who is able to should support it,” says Priscilla.

Priscilla found her way to provide that support. After discussions with her financial advisor and accountant, Priscilla decided that a life insurance policy to her favourite charity would be the best option for her and she was so pleased to be able to honour her husband’s memory this way.

The QEH Foundation is the owner and beneficiary of the insurance policy.

“I pay the premium each year and the QEH Foundation provides an income tax receipt to me for that amount,” says Pris. “I see the benefit every year with the tax advantages. Also, by investing in a life insurance policy I will now be able to make a more significant gift to the QEH that will become a lasting legacy for a cause we always supported in our lifetime.”

She truly believes her gift will make a difference and will have a positive impact on the Island’s provincial hospital.

“It meant a lot to me to give back to the place that helped my husband so much,” concludes Pris. “I am really happy with my decision and I am forever grateful to the QEH staff who were so kind to me during those last few weeks of Bennett’s life.”

 

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