LETTERS: Gratitude for the waterfront benches

I wish to express my gratitude to the families of the South Okanagan who have donated benches at Skaha Lake waterfront park.

I wish to express my gratitude to the families of the South Okanagan who have donated benches at Skaha Lake waterfront park.

Their donation in honour of their loved ones has been, for me, a truly great gift.

I too lost a loved one recently. I find as I am walking along the walkway the opportunity to stop, sit and reflect has been a true treasure.

The bench I seem to be drawn to the most is, one donated by the Alexander Raynor Caldwell family for their husband, dad and step-dad. This loving memory in the form of a bench is a tangible, physical, ongoing memory and one that I hope is not lost on others.

I often walk by people sitting on benches in memory of someone and wonder if we really appreciate the lasting legacy these benches represent, not to mention the comfort of a moment’s enjoyment.

To the families that have spent money for my enjoyment and reflection as I sit down, thank you.

You have all made the waterfront park a wonderful location for all of us to visit.

This is one of the reasons we moved to Penticton to begin with. The simple act of being able to simply enjoy where we live.

S.A. Wilson

Penticton