BEEFS AND BOUQUETS for May

People give their thanks (or not) to others on the Saanich Peninsula

My heartfelt thanks to the couple who saw me fall in the parking lot at Seventh Street and Beacon Avenue on April 15.

The lady helped me to my car, provided dozens of tissues to clean up my face, plus a bottle of water.

The gentleman got a bag of ice to chill my head wound and were wiling to take me to the hospital.

After seeing to their business in Sidney, they returned to see if I needed further assistance. They are a very caring couple and a credit to the people of Sidney.

Alfred Panter

 

On Monday, April 15 a young mother brought a glass jar containing $17.36 to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Sidney.

She told me her daughter had saved the money and wanted it to be given to our charity. Since I did not get her name, I hope both see this and know we want to thank them very much. Mom — you must be proud of such a generous and thoughtful daughter.

It’s the little things like your gesture that mean a lot. It really made our day.

Sheila Carroll

Manager, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

 

A bouquet to Dr. Ambrose Marsh, the nurses and volunteers at Saanich Peninsula Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Their help and kindness to our mother, Jeannette Hughes, in her final weeks was very appreciated.

Also a bouquet to Father Rolf and friends of Jeannette’s who’s visits, prayers and music were of great comfort to her and her family.

Shelaugh Begg, Patrick, Martin, Maureen and Glen

 

Shame on the individual who picked the beautiful daffodils growing by the path down at Island View Beach. Instead of allowing the public who use the park to enjoy the beauty of these flowers, you selfishly picked them.

Also beefs to the people who dumped garden refuse in the north parking lot at Island View Beach during the long Easter weekend.Parks are for all of us to enjoy and they are not a dumping ground.

Bouquets to those individuals who take the time to clean up after other people’s messes.

Carol Best

 

A bouquet of thanks to Chris and Randy at Marigold Nursery in Central Saanich as well as to Tristan, the paramedic who interrupted his shopping to help us out on Tuesday, April 9. Muriel is recovering at home.

Lynn Lineham

 

On Wednesday, April 10, I was walking on Henry Street in Sidney around 3:45 p.m. when I tripped and fell breaking a tooth and injuring my face.

As I got up a young man stopped and kindly drove me home to Amica Beechwood and escorted me to the reception desk. Still in shock, I didn’t get his name. I wish to thank him so much for his kindness and concern for my welfare.

Marjorie Yeats

 

A huge bouquet to the children from Sidney Elementary School.

On my bike ride home on April 21, I met with lots of students and teachers cleaning up the bike path, and believe me, was it ever needed! The kids also looked to be having lots of fun. Thank you for helping keep the path clean.

Lesley Barclay

 

I would like to say a huge thank you to the unknown person and the staff at Safeway in Sidney who found and helped reunite me with my lost silver bracelet which had fallen unnoticed from my wrist when the safety catch broke.

It was of great sentimental value and in a world where there is so much unkindness it is lovely to think that in our town of Sidney honesty and good neighbourliness can still be found.

Jacky Stevens