Thank-you for your kindness

Dan Olmstead’s family thanks everyone for the incredible outpouring from the community.

From the Olmstead Family:

Our entire family would like to express the most sincere thanks for the innumerable acts of kindness we have been the recipients of over the weeks since Dan left us so unexpectedly.

There have been so many beautiful gestures of love and support that it is hard to know where to begin. We have received the most amazing food, beautiful flowers, cards and letters full of sympathy and love, every offer of help we could have imagined, and the incredible gift of people’s time, support and their shoulders to cry on. Our shock and pain were shared by so many people, we cannot really express how much that support meant to all of us.

We would also like to thank all of those who attended our ‘Gala for Dan’ on Nov. 5. It filled our hearts with such appreciation and awe for our beautiful community to see how many people squeezed into the Driftwood Hall to be part of our day. People had traveled from all corners of the province and beyond to be there, and we are so grateful that they made the journey. Also, our deepest apologies to those people who were unable to join us as we simply ran out of space in the Hall.

We thank the Driftwood Hall for being so accommodating, the Bulkley Valley Credit Union staff for their contribution of time and baking, all of our local musicians for their beautiful performances, and those who shared their memories of Dan with us that day.

The amazing response to Dan’s passing has reminded us how one person can touch so many lives, which is of course magnified in smaller communities. Our lives simply run into each other more often, and over time it does feel like we are part of a larger community.

Our community is an incredibly beautiful family that truly and completely gathered us in their arms and helped to make the pain a little easier.

Thank You.

Margie Olmstead

Smithers

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