Missing bench

Gary and his wife, Carroll, were the best of friends with my wife Lou and me.

When our wives died last year, we were heartbroken.

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To help with the grieving process, we chose a location on Cottonwood Island Park overlooking the Nechako River to have two memorial benches placed. This a wonderful program run by caring civic workers.

I was in Port Alberni when they were installed but our friend Al sent pictures of Gary sitting on Carroll's bench beside Lou's. I was eagerly looking forward to seeing them and spending time there.

As I rounded the last quarter of the trail, I saw Lou's bench but Carroll's bench was missing. I could hardly believe my eyes. Someone had stolen Carroll's bench. How could anyone be so mean-spirited and cruel?

However, the thief had been seen. It was someone riding a quad towing a cart with a bench on it.

Good citizens of Prince George, help us get Carroll and Gary's bench back.

Thank you.

Eddie Johnson

Prince George

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