In Memory of a Loved One

A donation in memory of a family member, friend or loved one who was treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a thoughtful way to create a significant and lasting tribute.

We will send a beautiful condolence card to the bereaved family acknowledging your kind gesture and you will receive a tax receipt and a note of thanks for your generosity. The amount of your gift will be kept strictly confidential.

If you chose to donate online, you also have the option of sending an e-card.

For families who have lost a loved one

Choosing to commemorate a loved one by requesting a donation be made in their memory to our hospital is a meaningful way to bring comfort to those who share your loss, while also helping others.

Our Foundation would be pleased to provide In Memoriam brochures or personalized donation forms for you to share at a memorial service or celebration of life ceremony. We can provide these directly to you, send them to the funeral home of your choosing, or you can download our customizable form – making giving an in memoriam gift easy, at a time when you have more important things to focus on.

For more information about making an in memoriam donation and honouring your loved one please contact:
Patricia Nahal, Senior Coordinator Donor Relations
514 843-1543, ext. 34147 or email:


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you help us with our remembrance announcement and obituary wording?

A: Yes. Here is some sample wording:

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to in memory of (INSERT NAME) to support the [insert fund/area]* at the McGill University Health Centre. Donate online at, call  514-843-1543 x 34147 or mail your donation to the: MUHC Foundation 700-5100 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal QC H4A 3T2.

Please note: The MUHC Foundation can accept gifts made to the Montreal Chest Institute Foundation as well as the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation

*Q: Can we choose a specific fund/program/area to support?

A: Yes. Contact Patricia Nahal, Senior Coordinator Donor Relations to confirm the area or department of the hospital most meaningful to you, or ask friends and family to donate to the most urgent needs of the hospital.

Q: Will you notify the family of any donations received?

A: Yes. Families will receive a lovely condolence card that will include the names and addresses, but not individual donation amounts of those that donate.

Q: Will I receive a tax receipt?

A: Yes. We automatically issue receipts for individual donations over $15.

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