Capital Campaign

Aging infrastructure, and major building code changes anticipated in 2018, required the Board of Directors of the Massawippi Retirement Communities to formulate a new plan. With significant input from our Eastern Townships community, we have come up with an exciting Vision for Renewal – two dynamic facilities with one shared vision of providing an unparalleled continuum of care and support within a shared community for seniors.
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The Project

The New Grace Village Pavilion

Grace Pavilion

Settled on 60 acres in the borough of Lennoxville, City of Sherbrooke, the New Grace Village is bound to impress anyone upon arrival. Residents, visitors and neighbors will delight in the forested walking and ski trails, gardens, outdoor recreational facilities and a village proper that provides a mix of independent living residences adjacent to our newly conceived main facility. Our new pavilion will include up to 120 rooms. Designed for those seniors needing more one-on-one care, the Grace Village main facility will offer a full range of care through the spectrum of semi-autonomous, loss of autonomy and specialized care. This expansion will meet a rising need for memory care such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, conditions that impact so many seniors and families. Improved teaching facilities will ensure a continuing partnership with our area’s learning institutions and the maintenance of contemporary care practices.


The MRC is also committed to providing high quality care for Grace Village residents, regardless of his or her financial circumstances. We never want to turn away a resident based on a lack of financial means and therefore seniors who are unable to pay the full cost of care will be subsidized through funds donated to the Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation.

The New Connaught Apartments for Senior Living

Connaught Plans Under Development

As the only one of its kind in North Hatley and the surrounding area, this new, age-friendly apartment complex is designed to facilitate senior living. This is the vision of the new Connaught Apartments for Senior Living in North Hatley. Designed for the autonomous senior – and keeping to the historical features of the building – the new Connaught Apartments will be an architecturally attractive apartment complex for seniors wanting to live in a secure and comfortable independent living environment filled with amenities. Seniors living at Connaught Apartments will come to enjoy living in the core of the vibrant, world renowned destination village of North Hatley on the shores of picturesque Lake Massawippi.


Basic care needs and access to qualified medical care support staff will be available from our mobile team based at Grace Village. Residents who may later develop more advanced care needs will be given priority for a move to Grace Village just a short distance away.

Campaign FAQ

What is the financial objective of the Capital Campaign?

The financial objective is $14,000,000 in donations and pledges spread over 5 years. Originally, the objective was $12,000,000 but with a generous donation of $2,000,000 towards a planned future 4th wing to the Grace Village pavilion, to be completed at the same time as the rest of the building, this increased the objective.

Can a donation be pledged over a number of years?

Yes. Donors may spread their contribution over 5 years, allowing the MRC to plan to meet the costs of construction for our projects for renewal.

Who is being invited to contribute to the Capital Campaign?

The MRC & Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation’s boards of directors, committee members, and staff have contributed, and we are also seeking the support of friends, local businesses, private foundations, families, and any person who wants to support the MRC.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes. The Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation is a registered charity. Your donation will result in an official receipt being issued for income tax purposes.

How soon do you plan to start building?

We have already begun! Our Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Grace Village pavilion occurred in June, 2016 and construction began in August, 2016. The building of the new Connaught will occur after the current residents have moved into the new Grace pavilion.


You can mail in a donation (cash or cheque) to:

Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation
1515, rue Pleasant View
Sherbrooke, QC  J1M 0C6

Or you can use one of our electronic means of donating:

One-Time Credit/Debit DonationMonthly Credit/Debit Donation

Our amazing partners and supporters in this project are (in alphabetical order):

Annie Abdalla

Darlene & Harold Albrecht

Jim Fraser & Carol Alette

Alimentation Robert Lafond

Bruce & Audrey Allanson

Brian & Tanya Allatt

Michael Allatt

Reg & Philippa Allatt

Robert Allatt

Stephen & Barbara Allatt

Chris & Karen Allatt Hornibrook

Judy Anderson

Cynthia Andrews

Elmer & Sheila Andrews

Marion Annesley

Arlie C. Fearon Transport Inc.

Army Navy Air Force Ladies

Michael Atkin

Jim Atto

Debra Austin

James R. Baker

The Bannerman Foundation

Dorothy Baranek

Gordon Barnett

Anne Psaila Beardmore

Cindy Beland

Stanley Bell

Jacqueline & Claude Belleau

Donald & Lucie Bellehumeur

Laurence & Janet Bennett

Pamela Bertram

Joyce Berwick

Ronald B. Bishop

Greg Bishop & Donna Barker

Robert Blackwood

Blanchard Litho Inc.

Gesner Blenckhorn

BNP Performance

Corinne Bobbitt

Denis Boisvert

Alain Bouffard

Hugh Bowen

Heather Bowman

Jessica Boyd

Maurice & Judith Bradley

Bravad TI

Bridge Club – CFUW Sherbrooke

John & June Britt

Janet Broadhurst

Keith Broadhurst

Harry W Brown

Judith Ann Brown

Norma Brown

Larry Bryan

Shirley Bryan

Margaret & Gerry Bryant

Douglas Buchanan

Bureautique N. Maltais Inc.

Robert Burns

William Roy Buttery

Jonathan Buzzell

Charlie & Janet Carman

Bryan Carruthers – Campbell, Bellam & Associes Inc.

Andrea Carter

Alice Castonguay

Serge Castonguay

Thomas Cavanagh

Michel Chabot

Benoit Chapdelaine

Claude Charron

Celine Chartier

Louise Chartier

Margaret Cheal

Rock Chretien

Terry Chute

David & Mary Clark

Ron & Roberta Clark

Clarke & Fils

Jill Cobbett

Dian Cohen

Coiffure l’Air du Temps

M Allison Connelly

Wendell & Myrna Conner

Lenora Conway

Dr. Alain Côté

Barry Crook

Joan Crook

Linda Crook

James Crook & Chantal Touzin

Deborah Crook-Hudon

Karolynn Csiszer

Robert Daignault

Tennesha Danforth

Mary-Ann Darby

Katherine Davey

David Duncan Holdings Ltd

Jim Davidson

Noella Dawson

Deborah & Rob Tyler

Décor NW Inc.

Richard Desrosiers

Mary Dezan

Elizabeth Ann Dohan

Donlox -1993 Inc.

Jimmy Donnachie – Mini-Entreposage Lennoxville

Robert Downey

Jan Draper

Patrick Draper

Cynthia Drew

Donald & Eileen Drew

Ron Drew

Joan Drinkwater

Hilton Driver

Ian Dudley

Bruce & Wendy Durrant

Michael Dytynyshyn

Andrea Eastman

Larry Edwards

Electrique Price 1999 Inc.

Sam & Marlene Hayes Elkas

Jonathan Elkas & Nancy Wells

Yves Michaud & Deborah Emond

Équipe TELUS Bienfaisance

Mike & Happy Everett

Dale & Gail Farrell

Jill Fischer

Muriel Fitzsimmons

Nick Fitzsimmons

Jonathan Fortier

Duncan Fortier (In memory of/En Mémoire de Shirley Fortier)

Faith Foundation

Diane Fraser-Keet

John & Merle Frazer

Robert Frazer

Friendship Lodge – Masonic Foundation of Quebec

Sandra Gallichon

Jean-Pierre Garant

Brenda Gauthier

France Gauthier

Sharon Gautrey

Global Excel Management

Tim Goddard

Pamela Goodenough

Pauline Goodenough

Margaret Goodhue

Angela Goodin

Janis Ward Graham

Carolyn Grapes

Mahlon Grapes

Jean-Luc & Lucille Gregoire

Ella Grieve-Bell

Tim Guild – Multi-Com Inc.

John Haffenden

Whitman Haines

Rena Halsall

Beverley Hand

Cathy Hand

Député de Saint-François Guy Hardy

Deborah Harrison

Hayley Harrison

Kristina Hartwell

William Letteney & John Hay

Brian & Patricia Heath

Warren Heath

Daniel Heilig

Robin Heilig

Gisele Hellou

Pippa Hall & John Henderson

Ashton Herring

Paulette Hétu

Donald Clare Hill

Bernard Hodge

Georgina & Robert Hornby

Matthew Hornibrook

Marie-Josee Hotte

Manon & Lance Howie

Linda Hoy

Dorothy Hudon

Edith Hughes

Sharon Hughes

Wendy Hughes

Stuart Humphries & Julie Bishop

Helen Jackson

Basil & Joan James

Craig Johnson

Valerie Johnson Fortin

Carol Jones

Pierre & Carolyn Jones

Jenilly Joseph

Margaret Kasowski

Jessica Keeble

Judy Keenan

Jean & Ronald Kerr

Richard Kimoff

Sydney King

Gordon Kinkead

John & Sandra Klinck

Nancy Klinck Craig

Charles Kobelt

Krystyna Kouri

Sandra Kouri

Martha Kydd

Brian Kyle

Gene Lacroix

Ferial Ladak & Colin Channell

Wilma Lee Laflamme

Earl Lancaster

Estate of Arthur Langford

Peter Langford

Roberta Langford & Eddie G. Cone

David Larin

Gloria Laroche (Luce)

Lucie Lavalee Bertrand

M. Carol Lawrence

Le Groupe Jean Coutu – PJC 352 Sherbrooke

Johanne N Lebeau

Elaine Lebourveau

Bernard & Patricia Lemieux

Les Entreprises Denis Boisvert Inc. (L’Ami Denis)

Les Entreprises Yvons Blais et Fils Inc.

Heather Leslie

Elizabeth Levac

Melanie Liddle

Francine Lilford

Stephen Lilford

Randy Little

Stephan Longpre & Peter Provencher

Ardina Loughheed

Don & Jackie Loughheed

Louis Luncheonette

Nathaniel Lowd

GCM Ltee

Wade Lynch

Duncan J & June Macdonald

George MacDougall

Marcella Anne Maceachern

Sarah MacEachern Corrigan

Roderick K MacIver

Ann Maher

Yvon Mayer

Raymond & Donna McConnell

Brian & Evelyn McDonald

Mary McDonald

Marguerite McEachern

Don McIntyre

Stuart & Pamela McKelvie

Joseph & Kristan McKercher

Abigail McLean

Archibald McLean

John & Christel McNeill

Mecaniques Fletcher Inc.

Paul & Eleanor Millard

Ken Mills

Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation

Ann Mitchell

Ouida Ramon Moliner

Danica Montgomery & Matthew Nutbrown

Graham Moodie

Carol Mooney

Margaret Moore

Jim Moore – Express JW

Doreen Morissette

Motel Le Refuge

Motel Lennoxville

MPA Avantages sociaux – Michel Allard

Emma Muise & Kevin Smith

Gerry Mulligan

Anne Munro

Henry Musty

Kenneth Neale

Ronald Nesbitt

North Hatley Village Improvement Society Fund

Louise Nutbrown

Beverly Davidson Oakley

David O’Conner

Michael & Anne Ogilvie

John & Alice Oldland

Ronald Olson

Erin O’Neill

Linda O’Neill

Olivia Page

Joyce Parker

Michael & Debra Parker

Pauline Parker

Don Parsons

Ruth Partington

Scott & Elizabeth Crepeau Pashley

Jaqueline Patrick

Kelley Patrick

Gilles Péloquin

Monica Perdriel

Bryan Perrault

Patrick & Nathalie Lafond Phaneuf

Stephen Piercy – North Hatley Marina

Louis Pilon – Sebby’s

Marc Potuin

Jackie Poulin-Cleary

Dianne Prah

David Price

Estate of Ruth Nan Price

Thomas Price

Mary Purkey

W Arthur Quick

R. Brian Mathieu Inc.

James Ransehousan

Linda Ann Rasmussen Pelser

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Wendy Rebanks

Paul Reed

Grace E Reynolds

James Reynolds

Robert & Judith Reynolds

Wayne Rich

Robert Richardson

Lillian Rider

Barbara Rivett

John Robb

Nancy Robichaud

Karen Robinson

Elizabeth Sydney McRae & William Robson

Beverley Ross

Dorothy M. Ross

Rotary Club of the Boundary

Goldie Rule

Pauline Rutihinda

Rev. Alfred L. & Elizabeth Salt

Sam & Mimi Pollock Foundation

Bruce Sample

Lyle Sample

David Sangster

Wyatt & Louise Savage

Schelling Family

Philip & Monique Scowen

Scowen Foundation

Paul Setlakwe

Sherbrooke Record

SIB Electrique Inc.

Carole Smith

Charles Smith

Donna M Smith

Wayne Smith

Wendall & Nancy Smith

Wendell Sparkes

John Spears

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

St. Barnabas Anglican Church

Richard St. Dizier

Steve & Kathy Stafford

Jana Stankova

Steve E. Elkas Residence Funeraire & Crematorium

Heather Stewart

Sheri Stinson

Tony Straessle

Richard & Virginia Strout

Danielle St-Vincent


The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Theatre Piggery Inc.

James Sweeny & Heather Thomson

Joan Thomson

Shannon Thorne

Stephanie Thorne

Erwin Ticehurst

Tijaro Ltee

Chantal Touzin & Jim Crook

Nancy Townshend

Townshipper’s Association

Ory Tracy

Ryan Tracy

Doreen Tryon

Tunnell Family

Miles Turnbull

Andrew Ugovsek

Bernadette Van Duyse

Peter Vaughan

Dominique Voyer

Carol Wang

Elizabeth Warlund

Paula Waters

Carol M Watkins

Donald Watson

Janet Watson

Steven Weary

Emily Webster

Norman & Pat Webster

Philip Webster

Eric T.  Webster Foundation

R. Howard Webster Foundation

Melody Weller

Kevin Wells

Kirke & Marilyn Wells

Gordon & Nancy White

Alf Whittier

Lisa & Daryl Williams

Norma Williams

N. Brad Willms

John & Gene Wilmer

Harold Wilson

The Windward Foundation

Women’s Institute of Hatley

Margaret Woollerton

David Wright

Carolyn Young

Zeller Family Foundation

159 Anonymous Donors


Check back soon for images of the brand new Grace Village Pavilion & our Grand Opening!

You can mail in a donation (cash or cheque) to:

Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation
1515, rue Pleasant View
Sherbrooke, QC  J1M 0C6

Or you can use one of our electronic means of donating:

One-Time Credit/Debit Donation  Monthly Credit/Debit Donation