Riverside Drive Extension sign

The Cudmore family lives on the Riverside Drive Extension

in Montague

Sydney Knox-Cudmore and her family are counting their blessings after their property became the recent target of an incident that resulted in a window and door being extensively damaged on their Montague home.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, October 11. One of Ms Knox-Cudmore’s children initially heard three loud noises, then a large crashing sound. The family went downstairs to find their door had been kicked in and glass from their picture window was strewn across the kitchen floor.

Ms Knox-Cudmore said she spent most of her life in the house. She inherited it from her grandparents and it has stood since being built by her grandfather after the Second World War. Just outside the home there was a perched bird feeder. The upsetting experience was shared by her children.

“My daughter heard the bangs and a huge big crash and my husband, Dale, yelled out the window,” Ms Knox-Cudmore said.

The damaged window and door have been secured while the family waits for replacements. No estimate of the damage was available early this week but the property is covered by insurance.

Ms Knox-Cudmore said she never pictured her family having to go through something like this.

“You hear about this stuff happening all the time but you don’t think it’ll happen to you. It’s a wake-up call,” she said.

RCMP could not be reached for comment by press time Tuesday.

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