The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation loses one great collaborator in the person of Nick Di Tomaso

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – June 30, 2017  – It is with great sadness that the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) announces the passing of Nick Di Tomaso, at the age of 84, on the morning of June 29, 2017, at the West Island Palliative Care Residence, surrounded by his two children.


“Nick Di Tomaso was a businessman, a volunteer and a great philanthropist. In 2016, the LGHF presented him with the Humanitarian Award of the Year for his outstanding contribution, his unwavering commitment and his true passion for the betterment of the West Island community. He was a pillar of the West Island community, as we seldom see. It is a great loss, and one that will be felt by many, “says Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.


Nick Di Tomaso was known for his great generosity, his availability, his outgoing personality and his endless repertoire of jokes. A graduate of Concordia, Mr. Di Tomaso attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. He worked at Petrofina and Spur, which became Ultramar. He served as president of the corporation, working in Montreal, Toronto and New York. But despite his great business success, Mr. Di Tomaso was most proud of his volunteer work.


For almost a quarter-century, Mr. Di Tomaso supported the Lakeshore General Hospital, first as Vice-Chair and then Chair of the Hospital’s Board of Directors, and then as Vice-Chair and Chair of the LGHF’s Board of Directors. He was an active member of the Board right until the last moment. Tireless, he regularly clocked thousands of hours of volunteer work per year in support of the hospital and several other West Island charities. In addition to being awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Exceptional Merit and also a Golden Jubilee Award in recognition of his ceaseless work on behalf of so many charities, he was also the first and only man to become an honorary member of the Auxiliary of the Lakeshore General Hospital.


His lobbying and fundraising efforts have provided the West Island with essential health care services. He was instrumental in obtaining public funding to expand the hospital’s Ambulatory Care Centre and helped fundraise to renovate and enlarge the hospital’s Birthing Centre, which was named in his honour. In total, Nick Di Tomaso has raised millions of dollars to improve health care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.


A Celebration of Nick’s Life will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, 1350 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, Quebec H9S 2E3.


About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.

The 20th Annual Golf Tournament of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation : A Resounding Success

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – June 20, 2017 The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that the 20th Annual Golf Tournament, presented by RBC Wealth Management, raised $ 157,000, which will be used to enhance the quality of care and facilities at the Lakeshore General Hospital. Sponsored by Desjardins, BFL Canada and FSCO Digital Marketing, the event attracted more than 200 golfers on the championship course of the Elm Ridge Country Club in Île-Bizard. The evening was emceed by Larry Day and opened with a live performance by the Acafellas Barber shop quartet.


It was a real dream day with perfect weather, breathtaking scenery, an exquisite brunch, a tasty cocktail followed by a gourmet meal, and as a bonus, on-course culinary tastings offered by 40 Westt, Bâton Rouge DDO, Bistro Pointe-Claire, La Diperie, the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, La Maison Verte and Molson. What more can you ask for!


“We are particularly grateful to our golf committee and its two co-chairs, David Cescon and Renée Yardley, for their dedication to the success of our tournament. Also, the continued support of our Sponsors and of our Annual Partners, not to mention the luck we had weather-wise, allowed us to raise funds that will be directly reinvested in health care for the West Island community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.


Annual Partners
: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Catsys IT & Media, Groupe Spinelli, Radimed West Island, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Château Dollard, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), Maison Fusion, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix SouthwestOne/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Spa CurAge, Team Laudi (Investors Group), The Girls In The City and What’s Up West-Island.


About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Photo: David Cescon (3rd from left), Co-Chair of the LGHF and of the Golf Committee, with his foursome.

View the 2017 Annual Golf Tournament Photo Album