Feelings of betrayal and anger

Continuing response to removal of items in Summerland cemetery.

Dear Editor:

I watched the news Wednesday evening to find our cemetery desecrated. Not by vandals but by our trusted representatives, on purpose. As I watched the pictures on the TV, I relived my loss, I felt betrayed, I felt anger. When  I look at the cemetery now, I see a barren, ugly nothing!  How could a thinking person not realize the feelings of hurt and betrayal that such an act would cause?

I lost my daughter in 1979.  From time to time I would take things up there to share with her.  Never in all those years has there been anything said or done to inform me that this place I considered mine and my daughter’s would not be respected.

There was a piece of slate on my daughter’s grave. Placed on the cement pad. That is missing. It was explained to me that all things had been moved to the shed and then to the yards.  I could not find it anywhere! Since these things do not evaporate some one knows where it is.  I want it.

The apology we got on the TV came from a very compassionate man; sorry to say it came from the wrong person.

An apology should have been made to people from the mayor, who is supposed to be the spokesperson for this town.

Also I wish to commend the ladies who work in the Engineering Public Works office.

They are so very kind and compassionate but explaining things should not have been their responsibility.  It should have come from the head of the Public Works, who gave the order. He should be the one on the firing line.

Ellen Clay

Summerland

 

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