Cemetery cleanup was disrespectful

I’ve recently been made aware that a Summerland Cemetery has undergone a major cleanup.

Dear Editor:

I’ve recently been made aware that a Summerland Cemetery has undergone a major cleanup. I’m not exactly sure what this entails as I live in Alberta and can only go by what I’ve heard from other family members.

I’ve been told that a lot of very personal items were removed from the cemetery.

These items meant a great deal to surviving members of the family. This action indicates a serious lack of respect for the deceased and also for their survivors, and is not the type of scenario that I would expect from a peaceful little town in the Okanagan — a town where I grew up and where both my parents were put to rest.

I would like to thank Mr. Don Darling (Public Works Department in Summerland) for returning my phone call and for his sincere apology.

Eleanor Low (nee Martin)

Sherwood Park, Alta.

 

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