I don’t know where to start as to thanking all the friends that came into the Port
Stanley Home Hardware store to extend good wishes for me on my retirement from the
store, after thirty seven years of service. It was a very humbling experience that
was not expected with the outpouring of congratulatory messages that was given.
A special thanks goes to Karl Berkelmans and his wife Jody, for all the kindness
shown to me, along with the many friends that dropped by with best wishes. It has
been quite the road I have gone down with previous owners Trudy & Reg Slade, Jim
& Dianne Girard, and finally Karl & Jody Berkelmans.
The major thing for me has been the bonus of meeting and greeting not just the local
residents, but also the visitors that were just here for the day, who often picked
up on my accent and `chatted’ with me as to where they came from.
However, not all is lost, I will be filling in at the store during emergencies,
but once again, I cannot thank you enough for all the kindness shown to me at this