Beattie Foundation donates to C-K Hospice

James A. Beattie Foundation president Jack Morrison presents a cheque for $50,000 to Chatham-Kent Hospice nurses Sue and Annya.

Jim and Jack Beattie would be proud.

Thanks to their foresight, the brothers have left behind a legacy that continues to assist those in need that includes a donation of $50,000 to the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

According to a recent hospice media release, James (Jim) and Jack Beattie, formerly of Middlesex County, made their fortune in the crude oil industry. And while they were doing business, they realized that the elderly in their community were not being properly cared for.

After Jack’s death in 1957, the oil fields were sold and the James A Beattie Foundation was born in 1958. Through this foundation, the Beattie Home for the Aged was established and supported for 55 years. It’s now been sold, but still operates as a retirement home.

To this day, the James A. Beattie Foundation continues to support seniors, including the C-K Hospice and the Hospice of Elgin, which is currently under construction. It also funds children’s charities across the region.

Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation executive director Jodi Maroney commended the Beattie brothers on their legacy.

“This generous donation is the direct result of two brothers who saw a need and met it,” Maroney said. “Not only did they support seniors for many years, but their legacy continues to support families in the area through Chatham-Kent Hospice. We are very grateful to the foundation for their care and compassion for local families as they say goodbye to a loved one.”

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