Sign still missing, but replications offered

Adam MacInnis
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A sign stolen from Donna Peart's property is still missing.

Donna Peart's sign is still missing.

The sign which was cut to the shape of a Nova Scotia Duck Toller was stolen sometime overnight Sunday from the end of Peart's Logan Road home.

The sign was sentimental to her because it was hand crafted for her late husband Bill by a student of his who had tragically died at a young age.

Peart said she's still searching the side of some local roads and hopes that somehow it might turn up.

Another neighbour of hers had said her sign was also taken and smashed to pieces.

Peart said the theft has left her with mixed feelings. On one hand she's come to realize that there are some miserable people in the world. On the other hand, she's also seen the good side of humanity.

Already two companies have offered to replace the sign for her.

Grant Haverstock, owner of FireHouse Ironworks in Cape Breton, said he saw the story on through his Twitter feed.

"The story just kind of touched me," he said.

He showed it to his workers and all were of the same mind.

"Let's make her one because that sucks," he said their response was.

They left a comment on the ngnews site to make their offer.

"I'd be more than happy to replicate whatever she needed replicating to give her some piece of mind," Haverstock said.

Peart says she was touched by the offer. While she doesn't have a picture of a sign, she does have the picture of a duck toller that the original sign was crafted from.

She's not quite ready to give up the search yet though.

"I'm still hoping i'll get the other one back," she said.

Gregson Signs has also offered to replicate the sign for Peart.



Geographic location: Logan Road, Cape Breton

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