For us, it was a personal decision but it made sense—we love living in Langley, have deep roots here and felt it was important to give back to the community that has given so much to us.

Doris Riedweg, Dr. Benjamin B. Marr Legacy Circle member

What will your legacy be?

Watch our introductory video on legacy giving:

Giving a bequest is a personal act that shows great passion for supporting the charities close to your heart. Perhaps you received excellent care at our hospital and want to express gratitude; maybe you’ve built a successful life and want to give back to the community; or possibly you want to reap the tax benefits that a charitable gift can provide to you and your estate. Whatever your reason, a gift in your Will is a thoughtful investment in health care for our patients, our hospital and our community.

Your legacy is our community’s future.  

Leaving a gift to Langley Memorial Hospital through your Will doesn’t restrict you from providing fully for loved ones. The size of gift you leave is completely your choice and any amount you choose will be greatly appreciated and well invested in the future of your community.

Ways to give a legacy gift: 

Together, we can ensure that Langley Memorial Hospital has the funds needed to continue to provide the very best health care to Langley residents, well into the future. 

Learn more about what you can do today to ensure a healthier tomorrow:

  • Learn how the Dr. Benjamin B. Marr Legacy Circle provides recognition and support to donors.
  • Visit our Resource section to find more information on legacy giving options.
  • Get in touch with one of our Advisory Committee Members to start planning a gift that meets your financial needs

To speak to someone about including us in your Will, contact us at 672.879.2394 or

Dr. Ben Marr Legacy Circle

Dr. Ben MarrLangley’s first resident doctor arrived in Fort Langley in 1910 and was one of the principal doctors for the Langley area, responsible for the care and well-being of 9,000 patients.

He served in WWI and was an active volunteer in many community organizations. 

As early as 1929, Dr. Marr championed the need for a hospital in Langley. Through his efforts, and many others, the “cottage” hospital was opened in 1948.

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation honours Dr. Marr’s commitment to our community – as a doctor, soldier and devoted servant to his patients—through our Legacy Giving program.

The Benefits of Belonging

As a member of the Dr. Benjamin B. Marr Legacy Circle, you will be:

  • Our guest at special events, tours and seminars
  • Recognized in the Foundation’s various communication materials*
  • Recognized on the donor wall in the Hospital lobby*

*Members can choose to remain anonymous

How to Join

If you would like to join the circle we’d love to hear from you. Simply get in touch with us to notify us of your gift intention (your gift amount does not need to be disclosed).  Contact us at 672.879.2394 or

Meet a member of the Dr. Ben Marr Legacy Circle and learn why she's chosen to leave a gift in her Will: 

Meet Our Committee

Our dedicated volunteers are Langley-based professionals who provide information, expertise and advice to the Foundation and its donors. 

All our committee members are available to discuss aspects of your personal estate plan, including charitable giving options. Contact us at 672.879.2394 or and we can get you in touch!

Luke Berard
Investment Advisor & Financial Planner, RBC Wealth Management | RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Luke runs a wealth management practice consisting of individuals and families, specializing in working with business owners and professionals such as doctors, senior leaders, and executives of companies. For more than 24 years, Luke’s passion for financial planning comes from his desire to support people in their effort to lead the kind of life they want to lead. Over the years, Luke has enjoyed being involved with organizations such as the BC Cancer Society, United Way, BC Children’s Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Steve Camele
Wealth Protection Planner, Gulf & Fraser

Steve has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry and has spent the last 10 years specializing in insurance. As a Certified Health Specialist (CHS), Steve gives advice on disability, critical illness, long-term care insurance, life insurance, estate planning and wealth transfer strategies. Having dealt with all types of financial situations over his career, Steve offers practical advice on how you can best protect your assets, without the added pressure of a commissioned sales approach.

Lilián Cazacu
Notary Public, LC Notary Corp.

After receiving his Law Degree, Master’s in Law, and PhD in Law & Criminology from the Moldova State University, Lilián moved to Canada with his family in 2005 where he received a Master’s Degree from SFU in Applied Legal Studies and began a career as a Notary Public. With over 20 years of experience in the legal profession, Lilián provides services such as estate planning (wills, powers of attorney, and representation agreements), real estate transactions, and various types of notarizations. He is passionate about promoting financial and legal literacy and welcomes speaking opportunities where he can share his expertise and educate his community about estate planning and entrepreneurship.

Nolan Clark
Partner, Rise CPA

Nolan is an accounting partner at Rise CPA. He joins the board with years of professional experience providing accounting, assurance, and tax services to public, private, and not-for-profit clients in a broad range of industries. He is passionate about building long-lasting relationships and being a trusted business advisor to his clients and the organizations he is involved with.  

Dennis Linton
Investment Advisor, Sun Life of Canada

Dennis is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which is an international, independent association of about 28,000 of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals from approximately 70 nations. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional product knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. Membership in MDRT is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the insurance and financial services business.

Tyler MacLean
Financial Planner, Gulf & Fraser

Tyler has a decade of experience in the financial services industry and has helped countless individuals meet their unique financial goals. His expertise is in retirement and estate planning. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Tyler is passionate about partnering with the individuals that he works with to help make the complex financial world we live in a little simpler. Tyler enjoys being involved in the communities where he works and lives, and is an active volunteer for the Centre for Child Development and past Treasurer for the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

Randy Terrace
Location Manager, Henderson's Langley Funeral Home

Randy has faithfully served the residents of Langley for over 26 years as the manager of the only funeral home in the City of Langley. He is privileged to join Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation's Advisory Committee and support the hospital by helping donors with their end-of-life planning. As a past patient, Randy is reminded of how precious life is and he is committed to ensuring the hospital can continue to provide life-saving care to patients in the community.

Tanya Lyn Werk
Senior Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

Tanya Lyn is a senior consultant with over 20 years' experience in Finance. Her focus is Estate Planning - Growth, Preservation and Transition. She leads large and small workshops and seminars for major BC employers as well as private groups. Tanya Lyn sits on the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Advisory Committee and gives her time to donors who have financial questions and/or needs. Born in North Vancouver, she currently lives in Brookswood, and is a wife, a mother of two, and a grandmother of ten.

For additional information about any of these legacy giving opportunities, please contact:
Antonietta (Toni) Andreola,
Donor Advisor

Direct: 672.879.2394


The following are some common legacy giving options. Please note, the information below is shared to provide context about Legacy Giving. All options should only be implemented with independent tax and legal advice.

A simple and popular way to make a legacy gift is through a gift (or bequest) in your Will. You can specify a dollar amount, a particular asset, real estate, or a portion of your overall estate. You don’t have to have a vast estate to make a bequest. Any value can be given.

Sample Will wording:
I direct my Executors to give to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation for the benefit of Langley Memorial Hospital the sum of $<amount> to be used where it is needed the most as determined in the absolute discretion of the Directors of Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Endowed funds (invested, through a non-profit) provide future security for the Foundation and regular donation for the hospital because the original gift is never spent – it remains intact as a legacy forever. Income earned on that principal is used to support the ongoing needs of the hospital. Endowment income can be designated to a specified purpose or be used to meet the hospital’s highest priority need.

Donations of Securities “In Kind”
Donating certain publicly traded securities “in kind” (or in their current form, unsold) to the Foundation, either while you are alive or through your estate, will exempt you (or your estate) from paying tax on the capital gain triggered by the donation. In addition, you receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift, making this strategy an exceptional way to maximize your tax savings while supporting Langley Memorial in a significant way.

Life Insurance
You can easily list Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of a new or existing insurance policy. This allows you to make a generous gift at a moderate cost. Insurance proceeds paid directly to the Foundation will not be subject to probate fees. Gifting insurance proceeds can also provide tax relief for you and your estate.

Publicly Traded Securities
Gifts of publicly traded securities can include shares, bonds and mutual funds. Please have your broker call us at 672.879.2394 to advise us of your securities donation. We will provide the brokerage account information and answer any questions. Download our securities donation form..

Charitable Gift Annuities
A Charitable Gift Annuity is an attractive option for donors as it benefits your charity of choice and collects income at the same time. Part of the donor’s gift (typically 25 per cent) is an immediate gift to the charity for which a tax receipt is issued. Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation then purchases a commercial annuity on behalf of the donor with the remaining funds, which pays the donor income, largely tax-exempt, for their lifetime.

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation can be designated as the beneficiary for your RRSP or your RRIF. This means the assets in the RRSP or the RRIF will pass directly to the Foundation after your death and will not be subject to probate fees. This option can also provide tax relief for your estate.

More information is available

There are other types of legacy giving. Our Legacy Giving Advisory Committee can work with you and your advisors to create a meaningful gift.

For additional information about any of these legacy giving opportunities, please contact:

Antonietta (Toni) Andreola, Donor Advisor
Direct: 672.879.2394

For Professional Advisors

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation advises donors to seek the advice and counsel of professional advisors who can provide them with necessary information and giving options when they want to make a substantial gift. We realize the importance of establishing partnerships and developing relationships with our professional advisors.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the legal name of your charity?
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation

What is the Foundation’s charitable registration number?
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Charitable registration number is # 13389 2638 RR0001

What is the Foundation's mailing address?

22051 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4H4

What is the mission of the Foundation?

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation helps donors fulfil their wish to enable local health care improvements that support better health outcomes and benefit everyone in the community.

As leaders in building health care partnerships in Langley we work with individuals and corporate and community supporters to fund capital projects as well as the most urgent needs of the hospital such as the purchase of cutting edge medical equipment, funding education programs to advance treatment and patient comforts.

If you would like further information about our Legacy Giving Program, please contact Antonietta (Toni) Andreola, Donor Advisor.

Direct: 672.879.2394
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation
22051 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC V3A 4H4