Originally Published By: Global News July 12th, 2018.
Residents of a Burnaby senior care facility who dreamed of one day going fishing again are living out a dream they thought they would never get to fulfill.
“Today is a living day, everyone is out together happy… what more do you want out of life,” Cecilia Wkjord, 99, said.
“If I died tomorrow, I’ve lived.”
Recreation manager at Dania Home, Leslie Torresan, said the experience came about because one of the residents, Bob Clough, 87, is always sharing fishing stories.
“His eyes would well with tears just to tell about the 81-pounder that he caught,” Torresan said.
“It fills my heart, oh my goodness, when we got the fishing lines last night I phoned Bob and the nurses got him on the phone, I said, ‘Okay Bob we are ready to go,’ and he was just so happy. So for me this is just a thrill to have them out here,” she added……….
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