In lieu of flowers, request donations in memory of a friend or family member
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We have materials and services you can use to make donating in memory of a friend or loved one as easy as possible. You can also designate memorial donations to support different areas and programs around our hospitals and health care centres.
Feel free to contact Brianne Chinery, our dedicated tribute coordinator, to set up an online memorial page, create custom donation slips or to ask any questions you may have.
If you would like to add wording to an obituary or memorial write-up that directs family and friends to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please consider using the following:
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support the [fund/area] at VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Donate at vghfoundation.ca/donate, by calling 604 875 4676 or by mail to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
Brochures and Custom Donation Slips
Brochures and personalized donation slips are available for you to share at a memorial service. Please contact Brianne Chinery for more information or to have a package sent to you or directly to a funeral home.
Create a Custom Memorial Page
Create a custom memorial page where friends and loved ones can direct donations and publicly show their support.