Letter: Random act of kindness paid forward

Thank you to the two young men who anonymously gave me $50 at Thrifty Foods Colwood by asking a cashier to give me the money.

It was in the evening of March 29 and while I was paying for my groceries I was thinking of friends who are unwell.

I have a friend who was diagnosed with ALS 20 years ago and with the loving assistance of his wife lived in his own home for 17 years living a very active social life.

Three years ago the caregiving affected her health and he was placed in Luther Court where he has received wonderful care and companionship.

His wife sold their home and van and she was able to find an apartment to rent in Langford.

At least five times a week she drives over to Luther Court near Shelbourne Street to support her husband.

When I received the $50 my thoughts went to this couple and how a fianncial gift would be a blessing to them.

We attended a Good Friday service with them at Luther Court followed by lunch at Tim Hortons with the sun shining and together we experienced a blessed day and thanked the two men who so generously brightened the lives of two people who deserved their gift.

Margaret Haskell


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Final push to fund new ultrasounds at Victoria hospitals

Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Beneath the Surface campaign nears goal of $500,000

VIDEO: Woman arrested as Saanich Police dismantle tent city near Highway 17

Province of B.C. calls in local police to clear campers

Drunk driver charged after early morning crash in Saanich

Power expected to be out for hours in Mayfair Drive area

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps calls for audit on Johnson Street Bridge project

The bridge took three years and $40 million more than initially expected

VIDEO: Surveillance camera catches Sooke Rd crash

New details emerge into crash that sent three people to hospital

Musicians take note at Victoria music industry conference

Rifflandia Gathering brings together emerging artists and industry professionals

Work begins to remove cargo from grounded Haida Gwaii barge and fishing lodge

Westcoast Resorts’ Hippa Lodge broke from its moorings and ran aground early this month

Tilray to export cannabis formulation to U.S. for clinical trial

Marijuana remains illegal in most of the U.S.

Court of appeal grants injunction on Taseko’s exploratory drilling in B.C. Interior

The decision provides temporary protection and relief, said Chief Joe Alphonse

Volunteer crew ready to build ramps for B.C. amputee

Jean Moulton will soon have an easier time getting in and out of her home.

VIDEO: B.C. tour offers unique underground glimpse of generating station

About 1,250 people expected at sold-out tour on Sunday

Allegations against Kavanaugh pose test for #MeToo movement

Aside from the Ford-Kavanaugh showdown, this has been a tumultuous season for the #MeToo movement

Around the BCHL: Merritt forward Mathieu Gosselin is BCHL Player of the Week

Around the BCHL is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Parents of B.C. toddler who died in unlicensed daycare sue over negligence

‘Baby Mac’ was only 16 months old when he died in a Vancouver daycare

Most Read