Produce-ing 45 good years

Parksville-Mike Pimlott helped open the Save-On-Foods store here

Assistant Store manager at Parksville’s Save-On-Foods Terry Marquis

Assistant Store manager at Parksville’s Save-On-Foods Terry Marquis

A celebration that took place at Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday marked the end of a 45-year career for the store’s produce manager.

Mike Pimlott was with the company for eight years before he was part of the crew that opened the food store that is now the Save-On-Foods in Parksville back in 1974. Since then he’s worked with the Overwaitea Food Group in Abbotsford, Hope, Courtenay and Nanaimo, before he was transferred back to the Parksville Store. Pimlott has worked the majority of his career as produce manager.

On Friday, staff had set up a taco bar and desserts for Pimlott, along with some cheeky messages and a sombrero for him to wear.

At his celebration he told The NEWS what he would miss most about the job.

“The fellow staff members and some of the friendly customers,” he said.

Assistant Store manager Terry Marquis was serving up the taco meat at the party. He congratulated Pimlott in his long career with the Overwaitea Food Group, on behalf of management and staff.


Pimlott said he and his wife Sue plan on doing some travelling, and in the short term they will visit New Zealand and Mexico. He said he will also keep busy enjoying some of his favourite sports, like slow pitch, golf, curling, hockey and skiing.