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Theft highlights true meaning of Christmas for Kamloops business-owner

Diane Stetar poses with the flowers given to her from family and friends after her store, A Favor to Remember, was raided last week. It's unlikely insurance will cover the losses.
December 30, 2015 - 8:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - A local business-owner whose store was broken into and her Christmas presents stolen is happy to report her family managed to have one of their best holidays yet despite the setback.

Diane Stetar, who owns the Aberdeen store A Favor to Remember had several items along with her four children’s Christmas presents lifted by thieves after they broke in to the store on Dec. 15. Along with the missing gifts, she also found out there would be a slim chance the incident would be covered by insurance.

"I am really really hopeful. I’m holding out for that Christmas hope still, but i’m a bit fearful nothing will become of it,” she says.

To help with gifts and other holiday expenses, a GoFundMe page was created for Stetar and her family. People in the community helped with gifts and Stetar says after locals read about the break and enter in the media, more have stopped by at her store.

“The show of support from most of the community has been overwhelming and awesome. That’s the important thing to remember out of all of this,” she says, adding she spent the holiday enjoying her family and a new kitten. 

“We went back to what Christmas is supposed to be about instead of what Christmas ends up being about,” she says. “It was one of the best Christmases we’ve ever had. It ended up being very nice."

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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