Letters: Sooke is friendly

Former Sooke resident remembers the friendliness in the community

To all the wonderful people of Sooke.

I thank you for all your big heart wishes, warm greetings, hugs for comfort including for Archie. This makes us feel comforted to know so many people do care about the long  term resident in this community.

Many have been wondering about seeing me without Archie, my partner in love and friendship, shopping in the village. I want to let everyone know Archie is reasonably well living in Ross Place, a senior living home in Victoria. Sadly, while in hospital Archie received an eviction notice from the strata manager where he was renting advising him he would need to vacate his home of 30 plus years on Kaltasin Road by July 31. His family had to quickly disperse his life treasures, memorabilia and belongings in a very short time.

So you know he did not forget the friendly residents of Sooke. He’s always happy to hear about each and every one of the friends he made over the years. Continually asks about every staff member at Western Foods and local shop employees. He misses his weekly shopping, coffee and reminiscing in the village.

And, I miss him too.

Alice Holm

Sooke

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