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Memorial pet statue stolen from White Rock home

The thief who stole a memorial statue for Dianne Lyric’s late cat also stole a ceramic wishing well and one of two sets of distinctive dragonfly lights, leaving the ones seen here behind. - Dan Ferguson photo
The thief who stole a memorial statue for Dianne Lyric’s late cat also stole a ceramic wishing well and one of two sets of distinctive dragonfly lights, leaving the ones seen here behind.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson photo

Dianne Lyric was shocked that someone would steal a five-foot-tall statue of a woman holding a rose from the front yard of her White Rock home.

The statue disappeared last week – sometime during the night of April 30 – from the 15500-block of Victoria Avenue, along with a ceramic wishing well and an illuminated sculpture with dragonfly-shaped lights.

The loss of the unique statue was the most upsetting, Lyric said.

It was a memorial to her beloved cat “Scratchy” a friendly, cuddly male who passed away at age 15.

“I was devastated,” Lyric said.

The statue and the other decorative items have stood in front of her house for almost two years, undisturbed.

“Nobody ever, ever, stole anything,” Lyric told Peace Arch News last weekend.

She doesn’t have a photo of the statue or the wishing well, but she still has the remaining set of distinctive dragonfly lights.

She is hoping whoever took her property will read this story and realize they took more than some garden statuary.

If they want to return what they stole, she promises, no questions will be asked.

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