Brock-area farmer donates estate to hospital

The late Donnie Duncan Donald’s estate is estimated at more than $1 million

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

An estate worth more than $1 million has been donated to the Kindersley and District Health Centre by a former Brock-area resident.

Donnie Duncan Donald, a farmer who lived in the Brock area, named the health centre as the beneficiary of his entire estate. The total donation was $979,562 before the estate had been finalized, but the total is now more than $1 million after interest, according to an official.

Gayle Riendeau, who was the acting CEO of Heartland Health Region at the time of the donation, said the former health authority was contacted by the executor of Donald’s estate to let officials know about the bequest.

She noted that estates of that nature often take time to be finalized and the process took about one year to complete with the Donald estate. In that time, interest accumulated and the total ended up cresting the million-dollar plateau. The money will be used to complete capital projects at the health centre.

For more on this story, please see the Dec. 6 print edition of The Clarion. Kindersley and District Health Centre

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