November 29, 2016 4:39 pm
Updated: November 29, 2016 5:31 pm

‘It’s been an amazing journey’: Manitoba woman retires after 60 years with Canada Post

Myrtle Flett has been working with Canada Post in Winnipegosis, Man., for more than 60 years.

Beverly Claeys

A Manitoba woman is punching the clock for the last time after working more than six decades with Canada Post.

Myrtle Flett, from Winnipegosis, Man., is retiring Tuesday, and celebrating the milestone with friends, family and cake.

“I have mixed emotions,” Flett said. “I feel like I am capable of working for another couple of years, but my time here has come to an end.”

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Flett was hired part-time with Canada Post in Winnipegosis on March 2, 1956.

She worked eleven months in that position, then became a full-time assistant until 1979. That’s when she started managing the post.

“I have done everything here, as it’s such a small community,” she said. “When you come to work for Canada Post… you sort mail, learn to work with computers and listen to customers. It’s good to have a listening ear.”

Since she started the job, she said she’s seen many changes in the letter carrying business.

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“Mail, Christmas cards, letters… they were so huge years ago. It’s dropped considerably less,” she said.

However, parcel volume is increasing due to the rise of online shopping, she said.

At 5 p.m., Flett is officially retired and has a life time of memories.

“The community has been great and have been with me throughout the years,” she said. “It’s been an amazing journey.”


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