LETTERS: Inspirational community

Letters-to-the-editor writers express their appreciation.

Editor:

There are times in everyone’s life when circumstances dictate that they must humble themselves and ask for assistance in overcoming what may seem to be an insurmountable challenge.

That help came to fruition after weeks of organizing a fundraiser for my wife and love, Trudy, who has been tasked with conquering Stage 4 lung cancer.

The event on Sept. 28 at the provided facilities of Five Corners Café and Five Corners Bistro was a celebration of positive hope, love and generosity.

Trudy and I realized that even without any financial assistance raised that she is not alone, not without encouragement and fully supported in every step towards regaining a clean set of lungs capable of crying out “I love you all!”

Hugs and kudos to everyone of the Honeywell clan, as well as Barb, Silvia, Kerry, Taylor and Laura for many jobs done particularly well.

It is said that “it takes a community to raise a child”; I say, to all the friends, family, acquaintances and strangers in attendance, “You are that White Rock community, as shown by your loving and nurturing actions.”

On bended knees, we love and thank you, thank you, thank you.

Rick Merrell, Surrey

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We would like to thank the City of White Rock and the board of directors of the Semiahmoo Volunteer Community Police Society for their invitation to the Red Serge Dinner and Auction on Oct. 2.

My family and I would like to thank you for the tribute to Michael Lane by Mayor Wayne Baldwin of the City of White Rock and Staff Sgt. Major John Buis from the RCMP.

We would also like to extend a debt of gratitude to our family, dear friends and many acquaintances for their love and support over these past few months. You have helped us pass each day, thankful for having Michael in our lives.

Thank you all.

Dianne Lane & family, White Rock

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As a member of the Peninsula Art Tour Group, I would like to publicly thank CIBC Wood Gundy for their sponsorship of our recent art tour on Sept. 27 and 28.

Because of their assistance, we were able to increase our advertising budget many times over. This resulted in one of the best tours ever for most artists. We had a very strong turnout and enjoyed meeting all the new people who came to our studios.

A giant heartfelt thank you to CIBC Wood Gundy for their generous support for the arts!

Connie Glover, Surrey

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My glowing letter of sincere and deeply felt appreciation goes to the pros manning the Peace Arch Hospital ER, their nurses, admitting physicians and all of the staff working on duty 24/7/365.

I am a ‘repeat-offender,’ sort of, and have always been treated with the best of care and kindness.

During recent months I have had to report in for help as a patient three times, if not four.

Love you all, saying thank you and stating, “hope not to see you too soon.” Bless your hearts.

Johan Sandstrom,White Rock

 

 

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