Mary Marchut, a retired teacher and long-time Scarborough resident, knows the value of compassionate and accessible healthcare close to home. Mary and her late husband Richard have owned their house at Sheppard and Warden for over 50 years, building a successful life and careers right here in Scarborough.

Mary Marchut and her late husband Richard

Mary and Richard met when they were 18 and were married for nearly 55 years. Coming from Slovakian and Polish backgrounds, they felt right at home in Scarborough – a community that welcomes people worldwide and offers them their start. When Richard was diagnosed with Wagner’s Disease, he received exceptional care at SHN’s General hospital during his last few years. When Mary learned about how she could continue to support our Scarborough hospitals through legacy giving, she decided to include Scarborough Health Network Foundation in her Will.

“The care Richard and I have received over the years from SHN has always been delivered with such kindness and thoughtfulness,” says Mary. “I know that including SHN in my Will means more people will have that same incredible care.”

By leaving a gift in her Will, Mary continues her support of the hospitals that have cared for her family for over 50 years. She leaves a lasting impression for the generations to come and cements her commitment to supporting accessible healthcare for one of Canada’s most diverse and vibrant communities.

Discover 5 reasons why you should consider including SHN Foundation in your Will. For more information, visit or contact Verna Chen at or by phone at 416-438-2911 ext. 6040.