Our Foundation

The Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation


Arnold Reynolds, Norman Buchanan, Dr. W. J. Klinck (August 1956)

As one of the Eastern Townships’ great humanitarians, Dr. William J. Klinck (1911-2005) lived by the guiding principles of providing for his neighbours and doing God’s work. These values are also at the heart of the institutions he helped found – Grace Christian Home (now known as Grace Village) in the Lennoxville borough of Sherbrooke and Connaught Home in North Hatley, now collectively known as Massawippi Retirement Communities.


Over the years, Dr. Klinck provided invaluable leadership and stewardship for these two institutions which endeavour to offer the finest personal care to English- and French-speaking seniors in the Eastern Townships.


Dr. Klinck would have been the first to tell you that he did not do it alone. He, as well as the homes’ many volunteers, staff, and countless supporters have worked tirelessly to create a loving environment for seniors without the benefit of government funding. But they could not have done it without the generosity of friends, neighbours, and even strangers.


Those times of need are ever more frequent and pressing as the senior population continues to grow. Massawippi Retirement Communities is honoured to provide care for those who require it, regardless of their ability to cover the full cost. Increasing operating costs at the two facilities themselves are also a challenge.



Grace Reynolds, Wilfred Buchanan, John Klinck (July 2016)



Contributing to the good work

The creation of the Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation is an opportunity not only to honour the Christian lifework of Dr. Klinck, but also to financially support Massawippi Retirement Communities in its ongoing efforts to care for our Eastern Townships neighbours.


Founded in 2004 with the full blessing of Dr. Klinck, this registered foundation provides an opportunity for residents, family members, friends, foundations, and corporations to financially support the mission of Massawippi Retirement Communities, whether through donations or bequests.


The creation of this separate fundraising entity, which also conducts activities and programs to raise awareness of the two homes, allows the nonprofit Massawippi Retirement Communities to remain focused on what it does best – helping seniors enjoy their later years in an extended family of caregivers and friends.


A legacy assured

Your donation to the Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation will directly support the physical operations of the homes and subsidize the needs of our senior residents. All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be issued.


Support for the Foundation will ensure that the generosity Dr. Klinck and others demonstrated and counted on through the years will continue to play a key role in the survival of these two very important institutions for the Townships’ English-speaking seniors.


To donate or to learn more about the Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation of the Massawippi Retirement Communities, contact:

Emma Muise
Tel: (819) 569-0546 x5033
Email: emuise@masscom.ca

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)

If you would like to donate shares or securities, please fill out this form and contact your own bank or adviser:

Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation Securities in Kind Donation Form

Board of Directors – Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation

Hon. David Price, President
Mr. Jim Davidson, Vice-President
Mr. Jim Crook, Treasurer
Ms. Nathalie Lafond, Secretary
Mr. Stephan Elkas
Mr. Michael Everett
Mr. Duncan Fortier
Mr. Robert Halsall
Mr. Peter Provencher
Mr. John Klinck, Honorary President