Gordon and Donna Feeney
Gordon and Donna Feeney are heroes in many ways. Theirs is a story of local leaders stepping up to support the health care of our community.
Gordon Feeney, a long-time RBC executive, provided expert financial advice to friends and neighbours, the Gooders, who made the decision to donate to Trillum Health Centre in 2009 in support of Seniors Health & Wellness.
In December 2010, Gordon Gooder passed away, followed by his beloved wife Ruth just one month later. The loss was felt deeply by Gordon and Donna Feeney, who lived right next door.
Inspired by the Gooders’ generosity, the Feeneys have donated $1 million to enhance and expand Seniors Health & Wellness programs at Trillium, including seniors mental health care. The gift from the Feeneys will help ensure that a vulnerable and at-risk group of patients in our community receives specialized, compassionate and respectful care.
In response to the unprecedented rise in our region’s demand for mental health care, a priority for Trillium – and for the Feeneys – is to build capacity for seniors’ mental health services. In recognition of their generosity, the Feeneys were on-hand on Friday, December 16th as Trillium Health Centre Foundation recognized the couple.
In 2010, the Gooder name was unveiled on the fourth floor of Trillium’s new West Wing. Two years later, the Feeneys received recognition with the naming of the Gordon and Donna Feeney Floor – just one floor above the Gooders’.
Their commitment means so much to the incredible health care professionals and support staff in Trillium’s Seniors Health & Wellness program. Seniors mental health care in particular is critically important. This gift will make an invaluable impact for those patients and the entire community.
Thank you, Donna and Gordon, for being our heroes, by Giving 110% to essential Seniors Health & Wellness programs for our community!