Family of the late Peter Smith gathered on Thursday to present Hospice Quinte with a charitable gift of $50K in loving memory of the local businessman. Smith, founder of Peter Smith GM in Belleville, passed suddenly in November 2019. He was well-known for his generosity in supporting numerous community projects and charitable efforts. Smith’s wife Vicki, son Matthew, and daughters Darcy and Carly were proudly joined by their friendly staff to celebrate the legacy of a man who was dedicated to the betterment of community across the greater Quinte region, and beyond.

Smith’s wife Vicki, son Matthew, and daughters Darcy and Carly pictured above.

“We are very proud to be able to support Heart & Home Building Campaign and honour our late husband and father Peter in this way,” says Vicki Smith. “We miss him every day – he was a man who felt privileged to be able to give back to his community after the Quinte area welcomed him and supported his businesses, and he tirelessly worked on many charity boards because he wanted to share his business experience to help raise much needed funds.”

“We think the naming of the ‘Fundraising Office’ is a fitting tribute to him,” adds Smith.

Smith will be recognized at the new centre in the fundraising office, where a photo and commemorative plaque will be placed in his honour.

“We are very honoured to be receiving this needed support on behalf of Peter’s family and business,” says Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May-Anderson. “This generous donation reminds us that despite a loved one’s passing, adoration for them and the proud legacy they leave behind shall carry on.”

The new, 6-bed Hospice Quinte Care Centre located in Bayside will be a safe, comfortable, quiet and welcoming place that feels as close to home as possible. Professional palliative care will be provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and at no cost to the family.

To learn more about the Hospice Quinte Care Centre and how you can help ‘Make It Happen please click here.

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“As our communities join together, we will ensure the new Hospice Quinte Care Centre becomes a reality for those needing safe refuge from the difficult journey of life-limiting illness, death, and grief.”

Co-Chairs, Heart & Home Campaign Committee