Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Donor Story

A lasting gift for children

Vivian Dang
Assistant, Communications & Marketing
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Ron Papiranski, donor of Canuck Place


Ron Papiranski was working at TELUS in 1996 when he first delivered computers to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. What began as a routine delivery developed into a deep connection with the organization as Ron witnessed the love and care that makes Canuck Place so special.

“I had a look around and saw what a great place it was for families all over BC,” Ron said.

Ron wanted to do more to get involved so he joined the monthly giving program. Not long after, he came across an article about remembering charities in your will. While Ron doesn’t have any children of his own, his love for children prompted him to leave a gift to Canuck Place in his will. “I made it in my mom’s name,” Ron said. “It was the right thing to do because she loved kids so much.”

Through the Free Wills Network, Ron was able to support Canuck Place by having his will updated at no cost. With the support of the Canuck Place team, Ron was partnered with participating lawyers to integrate a planned gift into his will. Inspired by his mother and the care delivered at Canuck Place, Ron has created a legacy of giving that will impact Canuck Place children and families far into the future.

Supporters like Ron are the reason Canuck Place is able to expand its inpatient services to provide more pediatric palliative care to BC and Yukon children and families than ever before.

“Canuck Place relies on the generosity of donors like Ron to operate,” says Canuck Place CEO, Margaret McNeil. “Our legacy donors are vital in helping us plan for the future and help more children and families.”

Legacy donors like Ron highlight the powerful impact of planned gifts. These special donations allow Canuck Place to plan for the future and grow as the need grows. Ron’s generosity will continue well into the future providing a legacy he can be proud of.

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