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Leaving a Legacy: Meet Eustace Brown

“I live here, and Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) is my hospital, so I want to support it,” explains Eustace Brown when asked why he is choosing to leave a legacy gift to NHH Foundation in his Will. “I wish a lot more people would.” 

Eustace and his wife, Lila, moved to Cobourg in 1996 and with their close proximity to NHH, they witnessed the vision for our hospital come to life more than 20 years ago. They made their first gift in December 2005, just over two years after NHH opened its doors.

Eustace and Lila had one son, Carl, who also lives in Northumberland County with his wife, Julie. NHH has been there for their family over the years, including caring for Lila before she passed away in 2018.

“Our whole family has always had great care here,” says Eustace.

Eustace was a letter carrier for the Federal Government for the majority of his career. He met Lila on the subway in Toronto in January 1957 and the two were married that May. After building and living much of their life together in Toronto, the two decided to move to Cobourg, a town they were familiar with from visiting Lila’s niece in the area.

“They were so in love,” remembers Julie. “They really took care of each other.”

With their faithful support of NHH Foundation since 2005, the two helped to take care of more than just each other, giving back to their community and helping to strengthen our hospital and ensure care is available locally when needed. Eustace’s gift in his Will continues this legacy of supporting the hospital that has helped care for his family, friends, and neighbours.

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