Letter: Ben and Marie Sylliboy, Being welcomed by his warm and loving family
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:59
Ben and Marie Sylliboy came to our door in 1983 shortly after we had moved to the Whycocomagh area. They were wondering if I would be interested in making a set of kitchen cabinets for them. I was young and still learning the trade, but they were willing to take a chance on me. I said, sure, I’ll give it a try. Ben and Marie introduced me to many of the folks in We’koqma’q First Nation and I ended up making kitchen cabinets for several homes in the community.
When they realized that we were beginning a new type of community for people with disabilities that would eventually become L’Arche Cape Breton, they both offered to help. Marie volunteered as treasurer and bookkeeper for our fledgling community. Ben’s sister Theresa volunteered on the board. Ben and his sister Margaret visited often and welcomed us into their homes. Ben’s family was warm and faithful friends to all the folks in L’Arche.