This is a very special request from the friends and colleagues of Christopher Wood, Engineering Technologist in the Engineering Services Department at the City of Courtenay.
In case you haven’t heard, Chris is dealing with some major health challenges right now. He is scheduled for surgery in late December and will be in the hospital through the holidays. Without any family in town, we’re hoping we can come together to be his surrogate family, and help him get through this difficult time.
Chris will need an extended leave from work, and we know he could use a helping hand. As Chris hasn’t been with the City that long, he doesn’t have access to a large sick bank that would help get him through this tough time. In addition, since Chris just moved to the Comox Valley and started working with us a little over a year ago, he hasn’t had a lot of time to build up a local support network.
Can we work together to help Chris out? If you’d like to help, here are some ideas:
- Well wishes (his work email is firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nutritious, individually packaged meals would be a huge help until Chris’s surgery in late December. As storage space is an issue, we will have a box with his name on it in the freezer at Courtenay City Hall.
- Gift certificates (grocery, pharmacy, etc)
- Comfort items like slippers, pyjamas, blankets, books/magazines, pillows, socks, mittens, drives to wherever, etc.
Any other contributions or suggestions are welcome!
If you haven’t had an opportunity yet to get to know Chris, he is a genuinely caring person, with a strong work ethic, sound technical knowledge, and a cheerful and humorous attitude. He’s been a great addition to Engineering Services and the rest of the team at City Hall.
Please see Cammy Dallamore or Nancy Gothard if you’d like to share ideas about how to support Chris. Thank you!!