Carol Sheppard donates $10,000 to the Manitoulin Health Centre

MINDEMOYA—Rockville resident Carol Sheppard has donated $10,000 toward the chemotherapy unit in the newly renovated and expanded Mindemoya hospital emergency department.

Ms. Sheppard and her late husband Ron Sheppard believed in the importance of giving back to the community. Mr. Sheppard came from a long line of contractors, generations, in fact. He began his company, Sheppard Brothers Construction with his brother Charles in 1970. From that time until he passed away from cancer in 2014, he left a legacy of building hundreds of homes and buildings across Manitoulin. He was a firm but gentle man who lived life fully and with great passion for his family and friends. He spent much of his life dedicated to his community, a tradition that carries on with his wife Carol and her boys Darcy, Paul and Robert.

“I have lived my entire life on Manitoulin Island and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to travel. When thinking about my winter plans, I determined it was more important that I look closer to home financially,” Ms. Sheppard said. “The renovation and expansion of the Mindemoya emergency department, particularly with the chemotherapy unit, is so important to our community. I have chosen to take my winter vacation fund and donate it to the chemotherapy unit in Mindemoya. I know Ron would have wanted to see those monies stay here on Manitoulin as well. As a family, we have spent time within the walls of the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC).” 

Paula Fields, president, and chief executive officer of MHC said, “The Sheppard family are weaved into much of the history of Manitoulin and will now forever be ingrained in the hospital in Mindemoya. We all benefitted from the craftsmanship, care and attention to detail that Ron and Carol both brought to their lives and our community.”

“Thank you, Carol, for thinking of MHC and this very kind donation,” said Ms. Fields. “The board, senior team and staff of MHC appreciate the continued priority our community makes for health care on Manitoulin! I look forward to being able to soon welcome members of the public into the newly renovated and expanded space in Mindemoya.”