Dear Editor:

Through your newspaper, we would like to publicly thank those who looked after and looked out for our wife and mother, Anne Picton, over the years.

We first would like to recognize the Interior Health workers and all the medical staff who cared for her and treated her illness. The courtesy and respect that was shown to Anne was indicative of the high regard people had for her. Every time she was admitted to hospital or Emergency, the treatment was commendable and Anne had high praise for all the staff.

The people who provided respite care also deserve recognition. Anne enjoyed the company, and both Anne and her husband Rays quality of life was improved because of the kindness shown by her friends and by the hospice personnel.

Annes love of the Valley and its communities started in August 1967 and never waned. She couldnt wait to return to her home and valley life. The ways in which we have seen and continue to see that love returned are both gratifying and humbling. Anne appreciated the calls, the visits, the offers of help, and the good wishes and the rest of the family does as well.

For making one persons life so fulfilling, the whole Picton family would like to thank you.


Ray, Owen (John), Evan (Lisa), and the extended Picton family