Letters to the Editor: July 29

Thanks to a strong, helpful community; After the accident

Strong community

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me and my family through a difficult chapter of our lives. The way this community came together when I became ill and was diagnosed makes me more proud than ever to call Kimberley my home. It is truly amazing how selfless everyone who has offered support is, whether it being financially or verbally. So again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

I would like to extend a special thank you to Ralph Rudser for volunteering to shave off his beautiful locks to raise money on my behalf during the Slopes for Hopes Day in February, the Elks Club Focus Committee, Carolyn Norton and Matt Graham for their amazing fundraising skills, the Rudser and Scott families for opening their homes to us in Calgary, Gudrun Sommer from Happy Feet Reflexology and Kelly Wolf from Wolfy’s Hair Den for volunteering their skills and time, and finally Oilympics Calgary and Kristen Amy for their generous corporate donation through their Charity Hockey Tournament.

The funds helped out with extra medical and travel expenses and will help me get back on track when I go back to school this fall, in good health once again.

Timothy Besold/Kimberley

After the accident

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the folks who helped or offered help during my accident on Victoria Avenue last Friday. I really appreciated your efforts. I never got to express my thanks at the time. Also members of the Cranbrook Fire Department, Ambulance Service and RCMP who attended the scene and to my further safety. Both myself and the driver of the SUV were very fortunate as no major injuries were sustained.

If I dare offer any advice resulting from this incident it would be “Don’t let other drivers signal you into a situation.”

Thanks again to all who helped and offered help.

Bill Dove/Cranbrook