Kudos to community bus

A reader writes in praise of the excellent and valuable service the community bus provides.

Dear Editor,

This freezing weather has prompted me to use the community bus service, instead of my vehicle.

I can’t say how much I appreciate the service. The driver, Lise, came right to the entry of Thompson View Manor, and I entered the bus with a carrier bag for groceries. I had need of a good number of them, as the larder had run pretty bare.

I also had to check the mail at the post office, and go to the pharmacy. Lise waited at all three stops for me, helped me with the groceries, and brought me safely back to the Manor, where she also helped bring in the carrier, which was loaded to the top.

I know there are quite a few people out there who could use this valuable service.

It costs so little to use the community bus; and if we don’t use it, we will lose it. That will be a terrible loss for this community.

You can use the community bus to take you to the hospital, to the medical clinic, to the shops.

You tell Lise how long you will be, and she will either wait, or go on another trip for someone else; but she will be there when you need her. It’s so easy, and so simple.

The schedule of the community bus was brought to me by a friend. God bless her, and this excellent service, so essential to we elders in the community.

Esther Darlington

Ashcroft