Ted Humphreys

Learn to leave a living legacy at West Shore Parks and Rec

Ted Humphreys actively donates to seven charities that will also benefit when he dies.

Ted Humphreys actively donates to seven charities that will also benefit when he dies.

The 81-year-old started leaving legacies in his will 30 years ago.

“I understand what poverty is all about, I have been there and done that,” he said. “Over the past 60 years we’ve done pretty well. We’ve had a great life.”

Even with four kids, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way, Humphreys doesn’t want to leave all of his money solely to family members.

“As long as your needs are met, and I mean needs, not wants and desires, you can give to charity,” Humphreys said. “I believe in the inherent worth of every person.”

One of the charities Humphreys supports is Victoria Cool Aid Society.

“Donations like Ted’s ensure we have funding for our programs. We do have government funding too, but having legacy gifts guarantees us funds if things change in the future,” said Chris Geater, community relations, Victoria Cool Aid Society.

Humphreys, a North Saanich philanthropist, will be one of the speakers at the Leave a Legacy table talks hosted by Victoria Foundation at West Shore Parks and Recreation.  The issues covered will include understanding your assets, wills and the power of attorney and leaving your legacy.

The talks are at the Kinsmen Field House at West Shore recreation, 1767 Island Hwy. starting at 9 a.m. on May 4.

The event is free, but space is limited. Reserve a seat at 250-478-8384 or register online at www.westshorerecreation.ca.

 

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