Keystone of Life Foundation

by Steven Noble

The Keystone of Life Foundation is a charitable Society started by a group of Royal Arch Masons in 1973. The Foundation is incorporated under the Societies Act and is recognized by the Grand Chapter of BC and Yukon.

It’s objective is to purchase medical equipment for hospitals and similar institutions in BC & Yukon, particularly those hospitals in outlying areas which are not served by well funded foundations.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded grants in excess of $500,000 to qualifying hospitals around the jurisdiction.

Funds to carry out this objective are derived from membership fees, donations, bequests and legacies and fund raising projects.

Income Tax deductible receipts are issued for all individual memberships & donations made to the Foundation.

Individual annual membership fee is currently $30.00. A Life Membership fee is calculated based on age as specified in our pamphlets. Information is available from your Scribe E, Grand Chapter, the Keystone executive or you can download the attached pdf form, complete, and send with a cheque made out to “Keystone of Life Foundation” for the appropriate amount to the address on the foot of the form.

The Keystone of Life Foundation is now registered with “Canada Helps”, a national website that makes donations to charities by credit card much easier to complete. Donations to the Keystone of Life Foundation can now be made securely online by clicking here and following the directions on screen. To obtain a tax receipt by email from Canada Helps you must first register with Canada Helps. Registration also enables you to view online any and all donations you may have made to the K.L.F. and other charities using this website. If you decide not to register you will be sent a tax receipt by post in the traditional way.

Thank you for your valuable donation.


We accept requests for equipment from hospitals throughout British Columbia and Yukon, and all Royal Arch Masons are encouraged to inquire at their local hospitals to solicit grant requests.

Since there is a continuing demand for equipment we are always seeking new members, donations and legacies.

The KLF Board, meets quarterly for a supper meeting on the first Tuesday of November, February, May and August at the Knight & Day Restaurant 9677 King George Highway, Surrey and all KLF members (and interested non-members) are invited to attend.

For inquiries and memberships contact:

Peter Edwards (President):  Tel: 604 940 0844

Don Neilson (Secretary)   Tel: 604 572 1811

Keystone Foundation Achievements

Ridge Meadows Hospital

KLF representatives present a cheque for $5200 to Ridge Meadows Hospital for the purchase of…

Keystone of Life Foundation Grant

April 3rd 2013 REC Don Neilson and VEC Peter Edwards present a cheque to Veronica…

Presentation on behalf of MWB Murray Webster to the Keystone of Life Foundation

Our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother G. Murray Webster had called for nominations from his…

The Tapestry Foundation

The Keystone of Life Foundation made a further grant to The Tapestry Foundation for the…

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Donation to Ladysmith Community Health Centre Photo left to right: Amber Adams, of the Hospital…

Whitehorse Hospital

” In May 2014, the Keystone of Life Foundation presented a cheque to Whitehorse Hospital…

Eagle Ridge Hospital

Grant to Eagle Ridge Hospital In August 2014 the Keystone of Life Foundation presented a…

Grant to Burnaby Hospital

Directors of Keystone of Life visited Burnaby Hospital in December 2014 to present a cheque…

Cowichan District Hospital

“Another Grant completed by Keystone of Life Foundation On Monday March 23rd, Representatives from KLF…

Fraser Canyon Hospital

Keystone of Life makes a further Grant On Friday 27th March 2015, representatives of the…

Langley Memorial Hospital

“$8,000 Grant Made to Langley Memorial Hospital” (posted May 2016) The Keystone of Life Foundation…

Peace Arch Hospital

“A presentation of a grant cheque for $9.470 was recently made to Peace Arch Hospital…

Grant to Bella Coola Hospital

KLF granted almost $10,000 to Bella Coola Hospital for the purchase of various pieces of…

Invermere & Golden

In October 2017 KLF presented a cheque for $10,000 to Invermere and Golden Hospital for…

Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation (CDHF)

September 2017 The Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation recently received a $5,292.00 grant from the…


Many thanks to the Keystone of Life Foundation, a local service group, for a generous…

Ridge Meadows Hospital

Pictured in this photograph are (L to R):  Ed Scott (KLF Director), John Laing (KLF…

Keystone of Life Foundation

 6470 Cabledu Crescent
Delta, V4E 1R3
British Columbia