in memory

Donation honours memory of emergency physician

Dr. Gilbert Dyck

The legacy of a Royal Columbian Hospital emergency physician will carry on, following a donation by friends of the doctor who passed away earlier this year.

Dr. Gilbert Dyck spent his career at Royal Columbian Hospital until he retired in 2010. He passed away at home on March 12, 2014, after a battle with multiple myeloma.

A gift to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation from Steve and Karen McDonald will help purchase a chest compression system and a crash cart defibrillator for the hospital’s emergency department.

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Family’s gift honours memories of twins

Vroom family

A family that tragically lost infant twins more than 60 years ago is keeping them in their thoughts by helping premature and sick newborns at Royal Columbian Hospital.

The Vroom family has generously made a $61,893 gift to the Foundation to purchase for the hospital’s Variety neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) a specialized ventilator that gives premature babies the extra help they need to survive their critical first days.

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