When Rusty Monti passed away in May 2018, his family wanted to honour his memory by fulfilling Rusty's wish to have high flow oxygen equipment available in the Emergency Department at the Kitimat General Hospital. The Monti family has been spearheading the fundraising effort and the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation is happy to support them on their journey. As a charitable organization, the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation is able to issue charitable receipts to the donors of this project.

The Monti Family has raised $6,415.00 of the $21,000.00 needed for this project. That's almost a 1/3 of the project!

Join the Monti Family and the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation to bring High Flow Oxygen Equipment to the Kitimat General Hospital.
Click on the "Donate Now" button located at the bottom of the page, contact our office at 250-632-8348, or mail in your donation to: Kitimat General Hospital Foundation, 920 Lahakas Blvd S. Kitimat, BC V8C 2S3. Please indicate the donation is for the Monti campaign.

Rusty Monti

Rusty was born and raised in Hillcrest, Alberta along with his 8 brothers and sisters. He moved to Kitimat in 1956 where he was employed by Alcan as a Crane Operator in the potlines and later specialized as a Gas/Steam Pipefitter. Shortly after arriving in Kitimat, he met his wife and best friend Barb. They were married on July 23, 1960. In 1963 they started their family and had three children. In 1996 the first of six grandchildren was born.

Rusty retired in 1993 to enjoy his favorite activities: fishing, hunting, curling, golf, and spending time with his family. He occupied many hours over the years at the golf and curling clubs volunteering his time to the maintenance of the facilities. Rusty is remembered for his positive approach, strong work ethic, and his dedication to helping others when needed.

Rusty will be missed by his family and friends, but we will keep the memories we have of him close to our hearts and do everything we can to help others in the community, just like Rusty did.

In memory of Rusty the family has chosen to create a foundation that will focus on fundraising for the Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre and the community of Kitimat. Rusty’s final wish was for the hospital to have a High Flow Oxygen Machine so that future patients could stay in Kitimat for care, close to home and family.

(photo and biography provided by the Monti Family)


For more information on what High Flow Oxygen Therapy is and its benefits, please click on the button.

If you have a project that you would like to initiate that we may be able to support you with, please contact our office at 250-632-8348.