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Legacy Giving: The Kirklands

September 14, 2022

Legacy Giving: Stu and Anne Kirkland


We want to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Delta Hospital, through our donation, for the incredible patient care they have provided to our family over the years. We have benefited greatly from having such a wonderful hospital in Ladner that is an essential part of our community and provides us with access to high-quality healthcare facilities and personnel, locally.

We became very familiar with Delta Hospital in 2002 when our mother/mother-in-law became severely ill with pneumococcal meningitis. She was admitted to Delta Hospital and was put on a respirator and on 24-hour watch by doctors and nurses. Due to the efficiency, hard work, and dedication of the doctors and nurses at the hospital she was able to recover from the disease. That was an incredibly difficult time for our family; however, the nurses and doctors at Delta Hospital took such great care of us by keeping us informed of our mother’s treatment plan and reaching out to see if we needed additional support.

In January 2020, our mother/mother-in-law passed away at Delta Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. In the days leading up to her passing, the nursing staff worked hard to ensure she was as comfortable as she could be and encouraged us to ask questions or check-in with them at any time. Our father/father-in-law passed away 7 months later. In his final year, our father also frequented the hospital for health tests as well as for illnesses or infections. He always felt safe and cared for when he was in Delta Hospital. We have also personally been patients at the hospital and have appreciated the exemplary care provided to us during those times.

We continue to reflect on the compassion, empathy and support provided to us by the nurses and doctors we have encountered and feel blessed that we have access to such high quality services and programs that Delta Hospital offers its community.

– Stu & Anne Kirkland


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Stu and Anne Kirkland (above) in memory of Rob and Margaret (below).