Letter: Thankful for good neighbours in snow chaos

Editor,

On Dec. 24 my husband and I set off for five days to spend with our two sets of families in Surrey and what a glorious time we had.

On Dec. 29 we set off home, never expecting the horrible turn of events which faced us.

As we got close to Chilliwack the weather took a decided downturn and it was very slow going until we reached the truck inspection station at Laidlaw where we came to a stop and sat for more than an hour and a half.

We are still not sure what kind of accident it was but eventually we started up again, driving in almost whiteout conditions until we reached Hope.

Oh my gosh, the snow was a shock indeed and now we were faced with our car stuck in the road at our house. We were unable to get into our driveway and were partially blocking the road. What to do now?

We are both seniors and although we were trying to dig the car out, it was a lost cause.

I trudged next door to our neighbour Dexter Quaw who immediately came to help. Between the three of us, we managed to get the car safely in the driveway.

I wish to thank Dexter most sincerely, especially since he had already rescued other neighbours on the street earlier.

When things get tough, there is always a helping hand and Dexter sure provided that for us.

This is one reason we love Hope, we truly are blessed to be part of a close-knit community!

Carol Chaulk

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