Margaret Susan Price Fund

Description of donor:

Margaret Susan Price Fund

Sue (Margaret Susan) was born in New West to Walter and Peggy Price. She has one brother, Jim, who is married to Anita and they have four kids. Rebecca, Tamara, Brockton and Myranda.

Sue was an amazing seamstress and worked for many years at Gold’s Fabrics even making display items for the store. She did beautiful needlework and enjoyed baking and cooking. Sue’s birthday cakes were always detailed and very delicious.

Sue graduated from high school in 1976 and originally attended university with the intention of becoming a Home EC Teacher. She stayed in school for 3 years and then went to work at RBC in various positions from May 1979 until she passed.

She worked as a Savings and Chequing Officer in Port Moody and as an Assistant Manager at Coast Meridian from 1990 to 1993. Then she moved to Banking Services Manager for quite a few more years and then took her knowledge and expertise and began working with the RBC Investment team.

Sue loved many things including classic, muscle cars but she loved her cats the most. She had two, Syndi and Charli.  She was the ultimate Cat Lady. Quite a few years ago she had 4 older cats and slowly losing them one by one right after losing her Mom was really tough on her. It was her passion about cats, geriatric cats in particular, that resulted in the creation of this fund.

Purpose of Fund:

The Foundation will consider the following criteria when determining to whom to disburse monies from the Fund:

  1. 60% is to go towards organizations that are in or serve the Tri-city area that rescue, rehabilitate and find adoptive homes for cats with an emphasis on the placement of adult/senior cats and that follow-up on placed rescues; and
  2. 40% to organizations that foster cats to live out their senior years with willing and able seniors. These can include programs that provide boarding of those cats in the event of holiday or travel plans and all vet bills including transportation to and from pet-related appointments.

Eligibility:

Available to organizations:

  • Who are on the Canada Revenue Agency’s List of Charities
  • Whose activities are of benefit to the residents of Coquitlam
  • Who meet the stated purpose of this fund.

Awards will not necessarily be made for each purpose every year.

How to apply for this fund:

Each year, between early December and Mid-February, the Coquitlam Foundation accepts applications for its various funds. We will accept applications for this fund at that time through our application process.

How to donate to the fund:

There are several ways you can give to the Foundation. To see all the options click on the following link: Giving Options.

You can donate to this fund by making a cheque made payable to the Coquitlam Foundation can be sent to:

P.O. Box 64710, Sunwood Square, Coquitlam, BC  V3B 0H1

Include a note that the donation is for the "Margaret Susan Price Fund". Donations sent this way of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.