About the Foundation

Who was Dr. Klinck?

As one of the Eastern Townships’ great humanitarians, Dr. William John 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 in the Lennoxville borough of Sherbrooke and what was Connaught Home in North Hatley, now grouped under the corporate name Massawippi Retirement Communities and operating under the name Grace Village. Over the years, Dr. Klinck provided invaluable leadership and stewardship to Grace in delivering 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, along with Grace's many volunteers, staff and countless supporters, have worked tirelessly to create a loving environment for seniors without the assistance of government funding. But they could not have done it without the generosity of friends, neighbours, and even strangers.

Continuing the Good Work

The creation of the Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation not only honours the deep Christian faith and committed lifework of Dr. Klinck, it financially supports Grace Village in our ongoing efforts to care for our Eastern Townships seniors.

Founded in 2004 with the support of Dr. Klinck, this registered foundation provides an opportunity for residents, family members, friends, foundations and corporations to financially support the work of Grace Village through donations and bequests. It also allows Grace Village, as a not-for-profit operation, to remain focused on what we do best – helping seniors enjoy their later years in a beautiful, secure environment among an extended family of caregivers and friends.

Contact Us

To donate or to learn more about the Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation for Grace Village / Massawippi Retirement Communities, contact us at the coordinates below or Click Here:

Emma Muise
Campaign Coordinator
Tel: (819) 569-0546 x5033

Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation
1515, rue Pleasant View
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0C6

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. Duncan Fortier
Mr. Robert Halsall
Mr. Peter Provencher

Mr. Matt McBrine
Mr. John Klinck, Honorary President

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