LETTER: Thanks for taking care of mom

My mom was a resident of Mission and the Hatzic area for many years

My mom was a resident of Mission and the Hatzic area for many years. Even now, five years after she has gone into care, I feel a strong desire to let many of you know how much I have appreciated your care and concern for her.

I wanted somehow to thank you in Mission for the way you helped to make her last years in Mission workable.

You may remember her as a regular contributor of Letters to the Editor – she was very outspoken about what she believed in. She was perhaps a bit of an icon in her circles, eccentric, and a wee bit strong-willed.

When she lost her driver’s licence, she would occasionally be seen hitchhiking (she was in her 80s). Thank you to all who drove her right to her door. To her neighbours in and around Mission, thank you!

I know she had friends in you, but I also know that the burden of care fell on you, both friends and neighbours.

To her very part-time housekeeper, who fielded calls from her day and night about the same things over and over, to all of you at the bank in Mission who repeatedly went out of your way to express your concern, to all of you who took that extra step to help, I thank you.

As always, there is a lot more to Viki Inskip’s story than this. For now suffice to say that she was a fierce proponent of free will and independence.

Those were the two things she valued most and she chose to live independently while the rest of us only saw the risk. Your caring helped keep her safe and independent and I just wanted to express how impressed I have always been at the sense of community I felt in Mission.

You’re awesome! (She now resides at the Mayfair in Abbotsford.)

Carol Inskip

Nova Scotia

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