Local woman’s efforts made Christmas special for Fergus Caressant Care residents

Local angel – Stuart Oakley, communications and marketing manager for Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Ltd., describes Krysta Brownlow as an angel sent to residents. Brownlow works at Home Hardware and wanted to give back to her community during the holiday season. She spent months baking her famous ginger cookies and sold them at her work to help raise money to buy Christmas presents for Caressant Care Fergus residents.

Brownlow raised over $1,300 and bought enough to give residents “a Christmas morning” every month. Brownlow spent the day on Christmas Eve visiting each resident and giving them a personal gift she had put together for them and had them pick from a cart full of goodies anything they wanted. 

One Caressant Care resident is a huge cat lover but does not have any family to buy her anything. Knowing how happy cats made this resident, Brownlow reached out to the community to send pictures of their cats and information about them. Brownlow used these to put together a big book of cats and special things about them so the resident would have something to look at and bring her joy in her down time.

Oakley said many residents expressed afterwards that Brownlow was an angel sent down to them to spread happiness. Oakley added, “Thank you, Krysta, we are so beyond thankful for what you did and how warm your heart is.”