LETTER: Good Samaritan helps those stuck at ferry

I would like to give a shout out to Jesse Couture of Couture Homes Ltd of North Saanich. I was one of a multitude of ferry passengers who were stuck at Swartz Bay terminal the evening of Feb. 10 during the storm. During conflicting news of taxi availability and bus arrivals, which never came, Jesse left the safety and comfort of his home and family to go to the terminal and offer rides to stranded travelers. Myself and four others were fortunate enough to be offered a ride by Jesse to basically anywhere we needed to go.

RELATED: UPDATED: Both Highway 1, Pat Bay Highway reopen following crashes

RELATED: BC Ferries cancel last round-trips of the day due to expected snowfall

While we waited for news on taxi or bus arrivals Jesse was thoughtful enough to offer rides to the elderly and parents with young kids first. My turn came around 9:30 p.m. when he approached us to offer a ride. We were of course thrilled as we headed to his four-wheel drive work truck with room for all. Several of us tried to offer money but Jesse wouldn’t accept.

RELATED: Vancouver Island senior on scooter, stuck in snow, gets a tow home

As I write this, Jesse is on his way back to the terminal to see who else he can help. This is my way of paying him back to let others know of what a great person he is and no doubt also a great businessman and home builder. Thank you Jesse.

Douglas MacDonald

Esquimalt

Just Posted

BC Ferries adds extra and late night summer sailings

Seasonal adjustments to sailing times also in effect on many routes

Victoria fulfills period promise with free menstrual products

Tampons, pads and other products available at City Hall and downtown washrooms

Change room thief nabbed by West Shore RCMP Bike Unit

Quick-thinking caller leads police to suspect after witnessing theft

PHOTOS: Car Free YYJ entertains the masses in Victoria

Third annual fair where cars are banned goes off without a hitch

WATCH: Barbers battle it out in Victoria

‘Barber Battle’ saw stylists and barbers from across North America go head-to-head

Police probe report of shooting as Raptors rally continues

There were reports of a woman being injured at the event that celebrates the team’s NBA title win

Oil and gas sector cautious as deadline on Trans Mountain decision nears

Trudeau government expected to announce whether it will approve pipeline for second time on Tuesday

Skipping school costs a dozen B.C. students chance at a new car

Cowichan’s Jared Lammi showed up and won $5,000 cheque toward vehicle, but he can’t drive

Man suffers burns, dog dies in fire in Nanaimo

Structure burns down on Clifford Road property in Cedar

Province comes through with funding for Charleigh Fales

Lake Cowichan toddler only one in B.C. diagnosed with CLN2 Batten disease

People throwing food at a bear in Fernie alarms conservation groups

“Approaching and feeding bears contributes to habituation,” says conservation group

Homalco tour gives glimpse into area’s ‘People, Land, Water’

First Nation business mixes cultural components with wildlife excursions

Feds announce $50M strategy to fight dementia

Emphasis is on prevention and and supporting caregivers

Most Read