Dear Editor:

After 20 years of living in this village, in one of the most beautiful valleys in the country, I am off to the West Coast.

Remembering over the years: the volunteers with the Thrift Shop, the Columbia Valley Arts Council and the Windermere Players, Rotary (because of Claude).

Also, at the Community Greenhouse, Wildsight, the Go Go Grannies, Friends of Kootenay Park and Friends of Columbia Wetlands, Jumbo Wild and the creative women of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild, volunteers with the ESL Program.

Accolades to the front of house staff and the doctors at Chisel Peak, the staff at the hospital, emergency and public health unit and, also, front of house staff and pharmacists at Pharmasave, to the staff at Moneos and Dr. Moneo, the front house staff at the Bakery, Lamberts, the post office, the District of Invermere, and the owners and staff at AG Foods and Grants and, of course, the library. Kudos to Strands as well.

Last, but not least, to my good neighbours at 3rd Avenue and several friends about town especially my co-great grandma.

My life and Claudes were richer because of these good people.

Thank you, all!

Shirley Campbell