LETTER: Good will gestures leaves locals impressed

A family-owned local business’ goodwill gesture has left us very impressed and glad of our decision to retire and move to Parksville from Alberta.

We arrived in April and needed to repair our car’s windshield that was chipped en route. We took the car to “Our Glass Shop” in Parksville. The team at “Our Glass” did a fine repair job, but unfortunately our car was the victim of a hit and run while waiting for us to pick it up. The damage was not covered by either our or the company’s insurance and so we were facing a hefty repair bill.

As a gesture of goodwill, Chris and Sandi of “Our Glass” presented us with a cheque which covered most of the bill.

We thought this was very generous of them and reflected well on their support for their customers and the community. It certainly changed the soured atmosphere of our first week in town caused by the hit and run, and reinforced the community-minded spirit of living and working in Parksville.

“Our Glass” certainly turned a negative experience into a positive welcome to the community.

Ted Giraldeau

Parksville

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