Erickson resident extends appreciation to medical, funeral home staff

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To the Editor:

Two little words, thank you, seem so inadequate when trying to express appreciation to so many people.

Firstly, to the paramedics that responded twice to my 911 calls, Dr. Weaver for his kindness and friendship to Gord and me, to the home support workers, staff of the day program at Swan Valley Lodge, staff at the Creston Valley Hospital and the Creston Valley Hospice Society: You are all so professional and kind.

Our many friends visited Gord in the hospital. Pastor Harry, what a gift from God you are to Creston. You are a longtime friend that gave up a commitment in Vancouver to be here for Gord and me.

Dennis Kemle and staff of G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel: Your kind assistance and patience were invaluable.

The Creston Masonic Lodge No. 54 and Royal Canadian Legion branch No. 29 put on impressive ceremonies in remembrance of a lost brother and comrade. Many friends and relatives travelled long distances to be with us for the celebration of life, and what a celebration of life it was! Thank you to one and all for sharing many memories of Gord.

My appreciation to all of those that sent such beautiful flowers, so many kinds words written in the cards you sent, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canuck Place, the gifts of food and friendship, and sharing a cup of tea, a few tears and a few laughs. We have been truly blessed with the support and friendships that Gord and I have had all these years.

I miss Gord terribly. My arms are empty but my heart overflows with the love and great times we shared, and for the love given from me to all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Shirley Armstrong

Erickson

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