My last day of work!

What an emotional day I’ve had today – my last day of working at Yukon College. I am now officially retired!

Photo: this is it! my last day at work...

People popped in all day to say hello and goodbye, and every time I left my office, I would return to find another card or gift or kind wish waiting for me.

In the afternoon, there was a staff party – a retirement tea in my honour. Wow – it was really something to sit and listen as person after person got up to tell a story about me. I was overwhelmed by the kind and wonderful things people said. A few of us cried.

There were lots of speeches, lots of hugs, lots of cake. I had so much fun and it was fun to see so many people from all across the college having a chance to visit and re-connect with each other.

I have truly LOVED my time at Yukon College. I’ve loved my job every day for 10 years. That’s saying a lot. 🙂

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Walking away at the very end was hard. I sat in my car and had a good boo hoo. Thank you, Yukon College, for 10 wonderful years.



Tomorrow will be a busy day preparing for my long drive South.


  1. Aww. I’m glad that you had a good visit before saying goodbye. Fawn’s right though – it is bittersweet. You’re excited about the next step but it feels sad too. When I drove away from my house in Whitehorse to head south, I cried my eyes out.
    Just keep thinking about where you’re heading and you’ll get through it. You’ll have lots of time to reminisce. And remember, you have a place to stay if you want to nip away from Salmon Arm to see a concert or something. 🙂 Safe travels!

  2. Endings are so bittersweet. I know you’re excited about your new life in Salmon Arm, too. I’m SOOO thrilled that you had this beautiful ending for your time at Yukon College. What a wonderful way to send you off.

  3. awwww! What sweet and considerate co-workers you have been surrounded with.

    Safe travels! I am sure there will be a lot more tears as you start the drive. Pack lots of kleenex!


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