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Long-time employee calls it a career

Ken Marshall - Photo contributed
Ken Marshall
— image credit: Photo contributed

An amazing journey of 42.5 years with Overwaitea/Save-On-Foods came to a end Nov 17 when Ken Marshall walked out of the Nanaimo Terminal Park store for the final time as an employee.

His grocery retail career began in May, 1970 in Squamish, and included stops as produce manager at Overwaitea stores in Courtenay, Cranbrook and Kamloops before his final transfer to Nanaimo in 1985.

Always taking pride in his produce department Marshall said over the years he has been fortunate to work with amazing people and has many memories he will always cherish.

Marshall’s co-workers put on a 40-year service award celebration, hiring a limo to transport him and his family.

His wife, Denise, and children, Cheryl and Jason, created a framed memorabilia display with Marshall’s first pay stub  – a whopping $2.56 – and an old tea pot photo and tea pot crest he had saved from the original OverWaitTea.

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