Letter: From the ashes

Grateful for everything since Stewart Centre fire 5 years ago

To the editor:

On July 31, 2010 our Kirschner Road location was destroyed in the Stewart Centre fire. As we approach the five-year mark it is important that we express our gratitude to the many that supported us during this time.

Immediately after the fire, we were flooded with gratitude that we were all safe, healthy and had a warm, dry place to go home to. And in the days that followed we would return home after the chaos of trying to rebuild and find gratitude in remembering that everything that matters was still there. We drew strength from each other, as it was in these moments that we learned that Pro Source Irrigation is so much more than its walls.

We want to express gratitude to our valued customers who continue to support us year after year. Without you, Pro Source Irrigation would not have been able to rebuild. It is because of you that we always strive to be better than we were yesterday.

We want to express gratitude to our staff, many of who were there before, during and after the fire. Your work ethic, dedication and smiling faces represent everything that Pro Source stands for; your perseverance will never be forgotten.

We are grateful for the continued opportunity to be able to establish a connection with everyone who walks through our door, as we have seen the value in the sustenance and strength of these relationships. Saying “thank you” seems like too simple an act; however, as we express our gratitude, we will never forget that it is not to solely speak these words but to live by them every day.

Forever grateful,

The Minaker Family: Sean, Linda, Emily, Gordon and Ben,

West Kelowna

 

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