Anne Delicaet’s Story

Anne left a lasting legacy in support of cancer research at WCH

Before Anne Delicaet passed away from a rare form of cancer in 2014, she told her daughter, Mary-Kathleen Young, that she wanted to make a difference in the world. A former teacher and dedicated community member, Anne arranged gifts in her will to organizations that she knew would continue helping others on her behalf – 17 in total.

Among them was Women’s College Hospital, where Anne received life-saving breast cancer treatment in the early 1990s. Mary-Kathleen says that her mother dearly loved her WCH oncologist, Dr. Maureen Trudeau, who was at Anne’s bedside when she passed away 20 years after beating the odds under Dr. Trudeau’s care. 

Last December, Mary-Kathleen personally hand-delivered Anne’s gift in support of cancer research at Women’s College Hospital.

It was her way of being there with her mom when her wish was fulfilled – to create a legacy that will make a difference in the world.

To learn more about leaving a legacy at Women’s College Hospital, or including a gift in your will, please contact Wendy Dias at or 416-323-6323 x2261.