Memorial SaveStation 24/7 accessible AED in Riverdale Park

By Denise Claire Nancy

Making our Community #CardiacSafe!

Hoping to make an impact

Gilles grew up in Cornwall and he has always held a special place in  his heart for his community and its residents.  

On the morning of September 10, 2021, Gilles, husband, son, brother and amazing friend, suffered a heart attack and a sudden cardiac arrest. Since this day, we have definitely felt a void in our lives.  An avid athlete all his life, he is a testament to the fact that sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone.

From the moment he was diagnosed with heart disease at the young age of 40, Gilles wanted to become involved and help educate about this disease.  True to his character, his instincts were always about doing the right thing.  For this reason, we are fundraising to install, in memory of Gilles Gagnier, a SaveStation with a life-saving AED, accessible to our neighbours!  This SaveStation is clearly marked for public use and will be mounted in Riverdale Park.  

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We're fundraising to make this SaveStation, with a life-saving AED, accessible 24/7!

This SaveStation is clearly marked for public use and will be mounted in Riverdale Park to make sure that the AED inside is available 24/7 for anyone in the neighbourhood to access anytime of day or night. The technology built into this SaveStation allows for 24/7 monitoring of the AED to ensure it is always ‘ready for rescue’ and will take a picture when the cabinet is opened. This cabinet also keeps the AED warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park is at the heart of our community.  It is where families gather for a picnic.  We see children playing on the structures and enjoying the splash pads.  It is common to see teenagers playing on the basketball courts.  The tennis courts are always busy with people practising the sport they love!  It is an excellent place to install a public AED.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$50

Angie & Louis Savard

$50

The Prevost's

$50

Sharon De Vries

I didn’t know Gilles but I know Nancy and do support having Aeds and SaveStations in prominent locations. Sincere condolences to each of you for your loss.

$500

Richard And Claire Pecore

$250

Dan Piche & Susan Dennett

$100

Anick Leger

$50

Angèle

I knew Gilles through Nancy, my coworker. He was a good man and this is a good ideal.

$250

Jeff Robertson

What a wonderful idea Jeff and Shelley

$50

Julie David

$250

Sally Grant

Gilles would definitely approve of this gift to the community. Thank you for asking us to be involved. Sally and Sean

$500

Nancy Kelly

$50

Paul Vanzant

$100

Pierre Forget

$50

Jennifer Schatz

What a wonderful way to honor Gilles

$500

Farrah Issa

$100

Judi And Don Ariagno

$50

Krysten & Julian Gillard

$50

Anonymous

$50

Lise & Dave Barkley

What a wonderful idea

$100

Melanie Lapierre

$50

Charlene Bearhead

$100

Nathalie Cuerrier

I worked with Gilles for 20+ years and I miss him every day ❤️. What a great initiative in memory of Gilles.

$100

Claude Mcintosh

$25

Helene Dufour

$100

John Geiger

$25

Norma Magee

$100

Brigitte Et Brent Walker

$25

Colette Boucher

Wonderful cause.

$50

Allison Gibbs

$50

Amanda Swan

$250

André And Debra Préfontaine

$500

Ronald & Elreen Gagnier

$100

Todd, Vicki Et Danika Lalonde

Great cause! ❤️

$100

Lorry Kelly And Tony Norman

$100

Lynn Kenney

Thank you so much for taking this on. The thought of saving someone's life is so powerful.

$100

Patrick And Martine Finucan-menard

$200

Jerry Pinksen

A wonderful way to honour Gilles

$200

Terry And Réjeanne Kelly

What a great way to honour Gilles.

$100

Rosemarie Wolski

$25

Lori Mcdermid & Peter Vandiepeningen

My husband suffered a heart attack on June 14th. I followed everything taught to me, luckily he survived.He had a triple bypass and is on the road to recovery. Thank you for doing this, we just never know when we may need it.❤️

$200

Nicholas Scott

$25

Anonymous

$100

Andrea Mcdonald

$100

Lysiane And Vince Caparelli

$50

Mike And Marlene Morrissette

Happy to be part of this life saving memorial

$1,000

Canadian Geographic

In honour of Gilles’ many friendships and leadership at Can Geo/RCGS.

$500

Denise Gagnier Acker

$50

Kim Racine

Wonderful way to honor Gilles’ memory.

$50

Tim Ouimet

$50

Denise Dumais

$100

Justin Towndale

$250

Julie And Troy Hickman

A wonderful initiative to honor Gilles.

$250

Mike And Michelle Elston

$25

Kelli Campeau

$100

Preston And Cole Acker

$250

Marc & Tina Besner

$200

Pat And Jo Lefebvre

What an amazing tribute to Gilles!

$100

Julie Mcintosh

$50

Chantal Desnoyers