The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce that five local funeral homes have made a very generous donation of $10,000 to the $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. Representatives from McKinlay Funeral Homes (Chatham, Blenheim and Ridgetown), Badder Funeral Home (Thamesville, Bothwell, Dresden), Dennings of Chatham, Nichols Funeral Home (Wallaceburg) and Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home (Wallaceburg), along with a representative from Southwest Crematoriums Limited, presented the cheque to the Foundation earlier this week. The five local funeral homes are partners with the Southwest Crematoriums Limited.

 

“As the Chatham-Kent partners of the Southwest Crematoriums, we represent almost every community in the Municipality,” says Rob McKinlay, President, McKinlay Funeral Homes. “The equipment being supported by the Foundation of CKHA’s campaign has the potential to benefit every person in Chatham-Kent, and we are proud to support this initiative.”

 

“Our funeral homes care for families in our communities, and giving back to those communities is important to us” says Kirby Butler , Southwest Crematorium, “By providing support our local hospitals, we are strengthening our community and the families that we value.”

Since 2014, Southwest Crematorium has been serving funeral homes and their families with a dignified cremation process,  that upholds a high level of operating and environmental standards.

 

About the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign

Launched in late 2014, the $6.9 million Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign will support CKHA in the purchase of 18 new pieces of equipment for the Diagnostic Imaging Department, including an urgently needed replacement of the dated CT Scan.

To date, more than $4.6 million has been raised.