The Tribute Wall is located in Tower B, and showcases the names of loved ones who have passed on. By purchasing a plaque for the wall, you are helping the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation provide equipment for the hospital. The unveiling occurred on April 25. From left are Chris Hermitte, Sharon Allain, Diane Allain, Matthew Neadow and Sarah Neadow. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation unveils tribute wall

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH) Foundation unveiled a tribute wall in the PRH, honouring loved ones who have passed away.

The wall is located in Tower B, close to the Sunshine Gift Shop. It features bronze and silver plaques inscribed with the names of those who have died, creating a loving memory as well as a visual reminder of the impact made by loved ones.

The tribute wall was unveiled on April 25 before its creators and first donors.

After the death of her father,  Sharon Allain brought the idea up to PRH Foundation Executive Director Nancy Warren. She wanted a memorial that would help raise money for the hospital while honouring loved ones. “It’s just beautiful, the work that has come to fruition,” said Allain. “We are really pleased with it.”

It took about a year from concept to its unveiling.

“I hope the families are happy to pay tribute to friends and family members here at the hospital,” said Warren. “And that they are happy with that. It’s really what I’m looking forward to.”

A double plaque with two names costs $500, while a single plaque is $350. It counts as a charitable gift, and in recognition of the current Estate Gifts, those who leave a gift in their will to the foundation will have their name automatically added to the wall. 

For more information, please contact the PRH Foundation at 613-732-2811 ext 7408.