When Maryse Robillard's husband, Joseph Honoré, died of cancer in 1994, he had been showing signs of dementia for several years. With a natural inclination to help, Maryse explored and participated in some of the programs offered by The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.
Maryse has an extensive volunteer background helping others behind the scenes in similar organizations. In fact, she was recognized in 2017 with a Governor General's Award for Volunteerism, having given her time to various causes for over five decades!
So we can believe this woman when she says with conviction that an organization like The Dementia Society just can’t accomplish the wonderful work it does without help from donors like you. With the crucial needs of the community in mind, Maryse began donating when she could, and then became a monthly donor in 2003.
Maryse understands that monthly donations help the organization to know that it can count on a steady source of revenue, and she appreciates what that means towards being able to plan programs wisely and effectively long into the future.
"And it just simplifies my own personal finances to pre-arrange donations this way," she says. "I know I'm doing something really important every single month all without having to give it another single thought."