Letter: Stranded travelers say thanks for holiday help

Kamloops couple thanks people who helped them after their car broke down in Revelstoke just before New Year's Eve.

Editor,

I have incredible gratitude to the community of Revelstoke. My husband was traveling back from Calgary to Kamloops after moving his mother into her new apartment on Dec. 30 when our car broke down in Revelstoke.

A local man came to the rescue and tried to help him get it going, which included even climbing under the car to tap on the fuel tank. Then he drove my husband around to find an auto repair place that was open. At this stage it was 4 p.m. and everyone was shutting down for New Years. We found Silverline Auto, who immediately towed the car and diagnosed the problem. Unfortunately, we could not get the part so we had to leave the car behind until after the holidays. The local man then proceeded to get my husband to the Greyhound before the next bus left for Kamloops. My husband got home safe and was able to spend New Years with his family.

As soon as we were able to get the part to Silverline Auto he fixed it right away and under our estimated budget.

So for those traveling through Revelstoke, I hope that if you ever break down you are in Revelstoke as you will be well taken care of!

With lots of gratitude,

Shaun & Cher Doolan,

Kamloops

 

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