Tree-mendous effort

A reader shares her story about Christmas cheer, compliments of Canadian Tire.

To the Editor,

I wanted to share my story with you of an angel and wonderful woman.

My fiancé’s grandma knows I love anything turquoise, so when she saw turquoise Christmas trees in the Canadian Tire flyer she was on the phone immediately. Needless to say, no luck; they had no turquoise trees.

The employees at Canadian Tire called all over the island to every store but had no luck.

One employee from the Nanaimo store heard of Grandma’s relentless quest for the turquoise tree. While she (the employee) was in Vancouver with her daughter for medical treatments she came across a turquoise tree! This lady bought the tree with money from her own pocket and contacted an employee from the Port Alberni store.

This young man in turn brought the tree back to Port Alberni and hand-delivered it to Grandma so I could have my turquoise tree.

I felt this story of strangers needed to be shared. I only know the Port Alberni employee’s name is Jason.

Crystal Madill,

Port Alberni