In gratitude

Family expresses gratitude to RCMP, Vernon Jubilee Hospital staff, Medivac EMAs and others for assistance in tragedy

We would like to express sincere gratitude to the many people attendant during and since our parents’ tragic accident on Oct. 27.

Specifically, we would like to acknowledge the following VJH emergency staff and nurse Patti, orderly attendant A.J., triage nurses Ruth, Allison and Sandi and emergency physician Dr. Heidt and paramedics Eric and Micky, Medivac EMAs Bob, Sam, Doug, Charlene and RCMP Victims’ Assistance representative Anita. Your caring, compassion and tenderness will never be forgotten.

I, my husband, Peter, and my son, Doug, would also like to acknowledge and thank the following RCMP members: Cst. Steve Schenkeveld, Cst. Mike Baylin and RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk for the professionalism, compassion and dedication extended to the entire family as we continue to work through this personal family tragedy.

For as much as we have suffered in our own way, we know that you had to bear the cross of the work to be done and cannot imagine a day in your shoes. To Doug with the Vernon Funeral Home, thank you for guiding me and my family through these dark days with such thoughtfulness and caring.

Our parents are gone but never forgotten; we know you all carried out your duties with the utmost of respect and dignity for our dear Mom and Dad and we thank you for everything that was done.

Audrey (Maynard) Smith,

Robert Maynard,

Dan and Doug Roseveare