Photo: Submitted by the West Kelowna resident, who was reunited with the treasured love note (seen framed in the photo), written by her then 6-year-old boy, 12 years ago.
Mounties in West Kelowna have returned a mother’s lost treasure, along with various stolen antique and sentimental jewellery items which had been stolen during a residential break and enter in September 2017.
A West Kelowna resident attended the RCMP detachment and met with investigators, at their request, to view the sizeable amount of suspected stolen property, which had been seized by police just days prior.
The woman was able to claim and recover over 50 items, which included her personal jewelry, antique jewelry which had belonged to her grandmother and her jewelry box, which had been taken from her over 3 months prior.
According to RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, “the most valuable item she recovered that day, ended up being a crumpled up piece of paper which read… ‘I love you mom. You are cool. My best friend is you. You are fun.’…”
She later wrote to the officers of the West Kelowna RCMP detachment saying: “Thank you for all that you do and especially for your kindness.” Her message continued on to say that the hand written note was created by her son when he was 6 years of age, he’s now 18.
The message was accompanied by a photograph, with the caption “the most important piece that was recovered…”, which showed that priceless 12-year-old love note, now framed.