Plaque commemorates Lynn James’ pets. (Photo by Lynn James)

Return of memorial bench brass plaques a relief

Cruel theft turned into a good news story, but man to thank unknown

A story about the theft of brass plaques from four memorial benches at Kin Park in Chemainus was in the March 1 issue of the Chemainus Valley Courier.

I am pleased to share an unexpected, positive update on the theft. Recently, a man returned four of the five brass plaques to the offices of the Municipality of North Cowichan.

Everyone is delighted with the return of the plaques. However, we do not know who to thank since the man did not leave his name.

It would also be helpful to know where the plaques were found. If they had been discarded along a trail, perhaps the fifth plaque is hiding under a bush.

The Municipality of North Cowichan is already in the process of replacing the plaques and therefore the original brass versions are being returned to the individuals who purchased the memorial benches.

A sincere thanks to the man who dropped off the plaques at the Municipal office. You have changed a cruel theft into a good news story.

Lynn James


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