In life, we are never guaranteed time, and what we receive is rarely enough. For Carl MacInnes, his interest in making the South Shore a better place is continuing through the generosity of his family.

Carl was a driven businessman, owning and operating the Bridgewater and Liverpool McDonald’s locations for 25 years. His wife Colette MacInnes says Carl always had an interest in making his community better.

“Carl contributed to his community through McDonald’s, or one of his volunteer organizations, for many years. (The donation) is something that he would have done if he had the voice and was here now. While this is a gift in Carl’s memory, it’s more on his behalf. “

Carl’s estate made a $100,000 donation to the Health Services Foundation’s Brighter Days campaign, in support of the redevelopment of South Shore Regional Hospital.

“He certainly used the Emergency Department in the more recent years,” notes Colette.

“It’s extremely important for people to be able to access health care in their community and not have to travel for it. There is less financial burden when local health care is more complete in your own community. This will support the quality of life here on the South Shore and keep families closer together.”

The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is very excited and committed to raising $6.6-million in support of the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project. It will have more news to share on its volunteer-led fundraising efforts this fall.