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

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