Recycle Your Old Prescription Glasses: We Will Pick Them Up In Loving Memory of Ed Theriau

I write this post with a heavy heart.  July was a month filled with sorrow for us at Sunshine Senior Services.

On July 9, 2017 at the age of 81 years, Linda’s dad, Ed Theriau, passed away suddenly at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Ed was one of the kindest men I have had the great pleasure of knowing.  He was married to his loving wife Edith for 61 amazing years.  Ed and Edith had so much love, and it always filled my heart to see how they adored each other.  Ed had a gentle heart, was a great teacher to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  His family adored him and loved nothing more than spending time together as a family, laughing, loving and making so many good memories.

Ed battled with diabetes and because of his condition lost his vision in his later years.  He took it all in stride and never had a bitter heart because of it.

The CNIB was a group that Ed became very involved with and was an invaluable resource for him as he learned to manage his day to day life with his loss of vision.

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) passionately provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Founded in 1918, they are entering their 100th year of operation – and celebrating a century of changing individual lives and society as a whole.

One of the programs that is run through the CNIB is the Lions Recycle For Sight.  They are looking to collect as many old prescription glasses as they possibly can.  The LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.

Yesterday, Linda and I took all of our old prescription glasses down to the CNIB location for the Lions Recycle for Sight.  It was something that we have been meaning to do, but because these organizations were so important to Linda’s dad, we put it on a priority list to get it done.

As we were talking, Linda and I have decided that we want to help collect these glasses in memory of her Dad.  So while we are out and about driving,  we will be doing is picking up your old glasses and bringing them in to be recycled for you.  This service will be done in loving memory of Linda’s dad, Ed Theriau.

If you do have any old prescription glasses that are just hanging around your house, and you are unable to bring them in, please call or message and we would be happy to pick them up for you.  Let’s try and raise awareness and support the Lions Club International and this very valuable program.


With Warmth and Respect,

Heather and Linda

May is Refer a Friend Month

Sunshine Senior Services has now been open for business for just over a month.  So far the positive feedback and popularity is growing quickly.  We do need your help though….


May is refer a friend month.  In order to get the word out about Sunshine Senior Services, we need your help and so we are doing a “Refer a Friend” giveaway this month.

During the month of May,  refer a friend and be entered to win a $25 Tim Horton’s Gift Card.
1. Spread the word and refer your friends to use one of the services provided by Sunshine Senior Services.
2. When the service is used, both you and the friend that tried us out based on your referral will each have your names entered in the draw to win.
3. On May 31, we will make a random draw from all the entries for the month of May.
4. The winner will get the $25 Tim Horton’s Gift Card.
This is our saying of saying thank you to you and the Lethbridge community.  

Go start telling all your friends about Sunshine Senior Services, help us spread the word and be entered for a chance to win some Timmies Treats!


Also, if you would like to “Meet the Daughters”, and have all of your questions answered about our service (before referring your friend), why not stop by to visit us at the Live Well Showcase being put on at the LSCO May 4 and 5.  While you are there, you can enter another door prize draw to be given away to attendees of the tradeshow.

We appreciate all of your wonderful comments, and thank you for your help of spreading the word.

With Warmth and Respect,

Linda and Heather