Yvette Vachon, Saguenay senior fined for noisy rocking chair, gets electric recliner

Two weeks after a 91-year-old woman from Saguenay, Que., made headlines for getting a $148 ticket for having a noisy rocking chair, Yvette Vachon got a new recliner delivered to her home.

Furniture company IMG Norway surprises 91-year-old with an electric recliner

A Norwegian furniture company sent Yvette Vachon a new recliner after hearing she was ticketed $148 because her rocking chair was too noisy. (Shutterstock)

The good news keeps coming for Yvette Vachon.

The 91-year-old woman from Saguenay, Que., made headlines across the country in the last two weeks, after police ticketed her $148 because her noisy rocking chair and TV volume was bothering a neighbour.

After a high-profile lawyer took on her case, police cancelled the ticket.

This week, Vachon got a surprise at her door.

"I'm very moved. I was never expecting this," she said after receiving a $2,500 electric recliner — free of charge.

The chair was delivered by Norwegian furniture company IMG Norway.

"She's 91 years old, so she's allowed to have the rest of her life to be happy and not to be disturbed at 10 o'clock at night because somebody's complaining about noise," said Michele Champoux, IMG's Quebec sales representative.

Vachon told CBC News she's thrilled with her new chair.

"It's very comfortable — and very quiet."


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