Long-time Canada Post employee, Debbie Clarkston, retired on Sept. 28, after 32 years of managing Sooke’s snail mail.
Starting as a casual worker in 1979, Clarkson is now leaving her position as postmaster.
“It’s been an incredible journey,” Clarkston said.
“I just have to say, it’s been a privilege to have this position. This town is full of so many wonderful people.”
As for the future, Clarkston is going to “coast for a while,” and find her retirement feet.
She is also a well-known local artist and chances are she will find time for more creativity.
Clarkston is pushed out of the office into retirement by co-worker Nancy Low.