St. Joseph’s at Flem­ing staff de­serve our re­spect

The Peterborough Examiner - - OPINION -

Re: “Peterborou­gh let­ter: Few re­main­ing vet­er­ans should be hon­oured on Nov. 11, not ear­lier,” Nov. 11

St. Joseph’s at Flem­ing was my father’s and step­mother’s first choice in fu­ture planning in their re­tire­ment years should health is­sues arise.

Our dad has been for­tu­nate to have moved there re­cently and is thank­ful for all the care and as­sis­tance he has re­ceived. I have found it to be a beau­ti­ful place where we know our dad is get­ting ex­cel­lent care. The en­tire staff have been friendly, thought­ful, kind and pro­fes­sional.

The re­cent back­lash over the date of their Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice is dis­turb­ing. I know there are sched­ul­ing is­sues in any or­ga­ni­za­tion. I know we all hon­our our vet­er­ans ev­ery day, ev­ery year. I un­der­stand the date cho­sen for this year’s ser­vice was un­usual. The ef­fort and the ser­vice and the at­ten­dance dis­played much care and re­spect.

In the spirit of peace and ar­mistice it is my hope we can put this tem­pest to rest and let the peo­ple who work at St. Joseph’s

at Flem­ing have their dig­nity and re­spect while car­ing for our loved ones. Re­becca An­thony, Peterborou­gh

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