PHOTOS: Portion of old hospital to remain at the new

Contractor donates proceeds from salvaging copper wire from old hospital to Hospital Auxiliary

  • Dec. 13, 2016 1:00 p.m.
Ron Rotzetter (r) presents a cheque for $1

Ron Rotzetter (r) presents a cheque for $1

Main photo: Ron Rotzetter (r) of On Call Services presents a cheque for $1,323 to Gail Capostinsky of Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The money was raised through the sale of copper wire salvaged when Rotzetter’s company demolished the old hospital in October. Also in the photo are (back, l-r) Margaret Dallamore, Marg Sunderman, Evelyn Warner, Marc Rotzetter, Tyson Rotzetter, (front, l-r) Bonnie Harms, Dianna Trautman, Marilyn Collison, Sue Ludtke, Capostinsky and Rotzetter.

 

 

Left: Photo shows a mobile made by Barriere artist Marie Downing from some of the salvaged copper wire. Gina Walchuk of Clearwater made the plaque. It reads, “Heart & Soul, 3 Hearts, The original Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital was built in September, 1972 and taken down in October, 2016. The Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1970. This beautiful three-heart design was created with copper wire salvaged from the old hospital. Donated by On Call Service Centre Ltd.”

 

 

 

Below: (L-r) Gordon Ellis, Ron Rotzetter and Tyson Rotzetter pose for a photograph next to a truckload of copper wire salvaged from the old hospital. Contractor Joel Steinberg also made a generous donation to the Auxiliary for the concrete footings from the old hospital.      Photo submitted