Beverley Ann Cook Fund

Description of donor:

Beverley Ann Cook Fund

Beverley Cook was born in Victoria in 1948 and lived in Coquitlam for approximately twenty years before her passing June 2, 2010 at the age of 62. After a fifteen year fight, her death was caused by complications associated with her primary disease, multiple myeloma. She remained very positive and caring for others to the end.

Beverley was a devoted stay at home Mom for her three children, Alan, Matheson, and Ann, and a loving wife for Norm (42 years). She was a graduate of the University of Alberta (BA, Sociology) and of UBC (BSW) and worked as a social worker for a short period of time before being diagnosed.

Beverley saw first hand the excellent quality of the health care system for the seriously ill in B.C. along with the many challenges that long term patients can face as they navigate complex systems of service delivery. It was because of her positive and cheery outlook and her desire to help improve systems and assist patients, perhaps less fortunate than herself, that the Beverley Ann Cook Fund was established soon after her bone marrow transplant in June 1995.

Purpose of Fund:

The purpose of the Fund is to help individuals with blood disorders cope with events they encounter during their illness. Assistance may take the form of transportation, equipment, meeting basic medical needs or other help deemed appropriate by the Fund Managers. The Fund may also be used to supplement the resources of treatment or research centers or projects or programs aimed at preventing or treating blood disorders. Examples include Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center, the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of British Columbia, BMT Daycare, BCCA, and the Terry Fox Research Center.

Eligibility:

  • Coquitlam Foundation is only allowed to provide funds to organizations on the Canada Revenue Agency’s List of Charities.
  • If you are an individual or an organization not on the list but wishing to apply, it may be possible to partner with an organization on the List.
  • You need to demonstrate how your project helps individuals with blood disorders.

How to apply for this fund:

Applications for assistance may be made at any time to the Foundation although the normal timing is from early December to Mid-February.

How to donate to the fund: