Anonymous donor sends semi-truck full of flowers to seniors

A seniors residence in Winnipeg is dealing with a delightful holiday mystery.
Mary Bodykewich holds an arrangement of flowers delivered to her. An anonymous donor delivered a semi-truck full of fresh flowers to the seniors' home she lives in on Christmas Eve. (Darleane Pelechaty)

A seniors residence in Winnipeg is dealing with a delightful holiday mystery.

On Christmas Eve, Holy Family Home received a semi-trailer load of fresh flowers. The gift to the home, located in the city's North End, was anonymous.
Christine Jefimchuk was one of the residents who received flowers after an anonymous donor sent a semi-load of free arrangements to a seniors' home in Manitoba. (Darleane Pelechaty)

The CEO of the residence, Jean Piche, said the delivery included centrepieces, carnations, roses and chrysanthemums. He estimates it cost more than $10,000.

The home distributed the flowers among it's 276 residents, their families and staff.

“Their faces were just lighting up. I mean, it just was a beautiful event, a real blessing,” Piche said.

"It just made a really lasting and positive impact on the people who live here."

He has no idea where the flowers came from but said one box did have the name Falcon Farms on it, which is a flower distributor in the United States.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.