Don McIntosh Memorial Award
To commemorate the work Don McIntosh carried out for persons with physical disabilities, Cheshire Homes of Saskatoon established a memorial fund with donations received from his relatives and friends.
This memorial fund has made available one award of $500.00 for an individual with a physical disability in Saskatchewan.
One award will be presented to a person with a disability who has demonstrated significant personal and/or community achievements.
If you are interested in applying or nominating someone for the Don McIntosh Award, please submit a detailed letter or resume highlighting the personal and/or community activities achieved. Deadline for submissions is April 1 of each year. Please forward your letter or resume to:
Don McIntosh Award
For more details, please contact the Cheshire Homes of Saskatoon office at 374-6191.
Julian Nahachewsky - Recipient of the 2011 Don McIntosh Award
About Don McIntosh
Don McIntosh had rheumatoid arthritis by the age of 17, wheelchair bound by the age of 20, and became progressive over time. Don only had the use of one hand, and was blind, yet a man of great vision. He understood the needs of the disabled and the importance of fostering independence, although some assistance with the activities of daily living may be required. Remaining in a home-like environment was important to Don, and his own disability was so severe that he could not make use of such facility. However he was diligent and relentless in working toward making the first Cheshire Home in Saskatoon a reality.
Don was the first publicity chairman for Cheshire Homes, before an sod was turned, spending endless hours making valuable contact with influential people, infecting others with his enthusiasm for the project.
Don hard work and perseverance was recognized when he received the Canadian Rehabilitation Council Award for the Disabled, in 1976.
Don Macintosh passed away in 1977 at the age of 51.
He would have been very proud to know that he is being remembered each year in this special way; through the establishment of the Memorial Fund.