LETTERS: Precious man lost

We have lost a precious man who was a valuable part of our community.

I heard the dreadful news of the trailer fire. The radio report said it was a 59-year-old man on the Tsawout Reserve who had died in the fire. No name was given, but I know several people who live there.

On Saturday I scooted to Peace Lutheran Church for their weekly soup. I was met at the door by a regular who said, “Our Dave is dead. He died in the fire.”

None of us could believe it. It couldn’t be the Dave that we knew so well. I visualized him as always smiling. I never heard him speak a negative word and the last I saw him he was at St. Elizabeth’s Friendly Hours on Jan. 14 — the day he died.

I considered him to be a true friend who would help me if necessary. His spirit is with us still. It is full of warmth, joy, love and peace.

What more can I say? We have lost a precious man who was a valuable part of our community.

Diana Gough, Sidney

Just Posted

Cycling Without Age raises funds for program

Free rides for seniors coming to Sidney

SidFest raises $1,500 for youth clinic

For the sixth year, SidFest has been an opportunity for talented high… Continue reading

Tanner’s Books owner is running for Sidney mayor

Cliff McNeil-Smith says managing growth is his top priority

Feast of Fields settles in for the summer of 2018

Vancouver Island Feast set for Kildara Farms in North Saanich on Aug. 26

CREST technology goes digital

System handles one call every four seconds

New stage highlight of Brentwood Bay Festival

Peninsula Country Market vendors and music accompany start of summer celebration

Sidney painter also a preacher

Patrick Chu opens new studio; off to China this month

BC Lions defensive back Marcell Young levels streaker in home opener

Young hit the fan near one of the 45-yard lines

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Two Mexican World Cup fans were among those hit

B.C. VIEWS: Orphans of our urban drug culture neglected again

Child advocate Bernard Richard leaves B.C. with harsh message

From marijuana beer to pot cookies, Canadian companies creating cannabis edibles

Manufacturers think that edibles will do well with users who don’t want to smoke or vape

5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria

Car Free YYJ, family fishing, Sooke bluegrass, walk for cancer and a mascot’s birthday

Privacy lawyer warns against victim blaming in recent sextortion scams

Perpetrators get sexual photos of the victim and threaten to share them with friends and families

Most Read