I was stunned to read of the sudden passing of John Brenne in the Jan. 23, East Oregonian.
My wife is disabled at 61 years of age from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and is homebound. She remains home alone while I must work from 8-5 and is in real need of companionship during those hours. John’s incredible nonprofit agency, Senior Companions/Foster Grandparents, came to my rescue and provided a few caring individuals to visit my wife for a few hours a couple of times a week and it has really helped us. My wife receives nice visits from a caring volunteer, free of charge, and it has been a lifesaver for us. Not to mention John’s excellent and thankless service on our city council.
Our community should be thankful for men like him with such compassion for the left-behind and forgotten. God bless you, John Brenne. You will be missed.