The following letter was written to Sooke Fire Chief Steven Sorensen:
I was saddened to hear of your decision to retire, as I value and am grateful for your outstanding commitment to the well-being and safety of our beloved communtiy.
Your leadership, bravery and dedication will be greatly missed.
I wish you all the best in this new phase of your life, enjoying treasured time with family and friends.
It has been an honour to have served alongside you.
Mayor Maja Tait