Chivalry, courtesy, consideration and kindness are very much alive in Qualicum Beach.
My husband and I have met so many lovely people here, especially since his stroke and my falling episodes.
Thanks to all the people from our neighbourhood over the years and especially when we had to move into The Gardens.
So many dear souls put themselves out to help us.
Thanks to my dear friends who were always there for us and who now have our beautiful border collie. She is too big for The Gardens.
Thanks also to our wonderful handyman and his wife team who still come to our rescue when needed.
I can’t forget a marvellous “do any job” Filipino friend who takes on everything from gardening, car cleaning, housekeeping.
And the list goes on …
About two weeks ago I had another fall, this time near the Royal Bank in Qualicum Beach.
A very kind young man jumped out of his truck or SUV and, along with the help of other bystanders, helped me to get back onto my feet.
Another friend saw what had happened and took me back to my car.
We are now settled into our new home, a comfortable suite on the fourth floor of The Gardens in Qualicum Beach.
The staff and residents alike have been very kind and welcoming.
So here’s a huge bouquet of thanks to you all from both of us.
Qualicum Beach is truly a lovely place to be, with so many beautiful people who live here.