Letter: Thompson Rivers University staff brought love in a sad time


I would like to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude to Corey Wiwchar and his associates at Thompson Rivers University who helped bring some love to a very sad time.

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On Nov. 10, we tragically and unexpectedly lost a beautiful lady — Nicole Wershler (nee Blondie).

Nicole had worked hard to continue her education and graduated from TRU in 2014.

It was an accomplishment of which Nicole was so proud.

Her charisma, vibrant personality and dedication to furthering her education caught the attention of TRU and Nicole was chosen to be featured in the university’s “Find My TRU” advertising promotion.

Nicole was featured in a video and on banners. She was so proud to be a part of this promotion, to encourage everyone to continue their education and to follow their dreams.

When we lost my dearest friend, I reached out to TRU, praying they may have one of the flags that used to be displayed on the light standards around campus, in hopes of bringing some light to Nicole’s family at such a difficult time.

Initially, I was advised the campus flags had been recycled and, sadly, thought that was the end of my attempt.

But then Corey and his fellow TRU team went above and beyond.

They found the artwork and reprinted posters featuring Nicole. They also found the promotional video that featured Nicole.

To see Nicole’s beautiful smile and to hear her voice again are the most amazing gifts.

I am so proud of the amazing people who represent Thompson Rivers University.

I want to thank Corey and associates at TRU for all of their efforts.

I want to thank them for being truly wonderful and genuinely caring people.

I am so thankful for the beautiful Christmas gift they have given to me and, especially, Nicole’s family. We are and forever grateful!

Melody Lowes


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