Bill had a life that was well lived

We became acquainted when he was living in a cabin on the Palahicky property above Lakelse Lake Drive.

Dear Sir:

I write concerning the kind editorial in the Feb. 22, 2012 edition of The Terrace Standard about Bill Hunter. We became acquainted when he was living in a cabin on the Palahicky property above Lakelse Lake Drive.

I had my survey office in the old Pentecostal church on Lazelle Ave. for 10 years before it became the first home of The Terrace Standard and Bill dropped in occasionally – actually about twice in the 10 years.

He was obviously of good education and at some time had worked for the Hermon family of land surveyors in Vancouver and could speak quite knowingly of the reason for the bend in Lazelle Ave. at Sparks St.

I didn’t necessarily agree with his discourse but we spent an amiable 10 minutes in debate.

Latterly I encountered him in the Safeway on Thursday mornings and always said “Hiya, Billy.” Sometimes in response he called me Mr. Highe and others just a nod. Just two human beings acknowledging each other.

Usually he was attended by a caring minder stationed a discreet distance away.

And so it was a life well lived and good on you for bringing attention to it.

Don Highe,

Terrace, BC

 

 

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