Lou Timms thanks community for generous retirement gifts | photos

LOU Timms has been overwhelmed by an astonishing array of gifts delivered to mark her last day of work in Toronto.

When Ms Timms retired from Simply Pharmacy, in Toronto, on October 31, it marked the end of a 53-year career in chemist shops, including 44 years in Toronto.

“The last day was very emotional. I was laughing, crying, laughing, crying… all day,” she said.

A procession of customers, friends and well-wishers made their way into the shop to say their farewells and deliver gifts.

Among the gifts were two watches, a pendant, clothing, pot plants, gift cards, homewares and flowers – so many flowers, in fact, that Ms Timms couldn’t fit them all in her Blackalls Park home.

“I just wanted to say thank you – not just for all of this, but for being such wonderful friends,” she said.

“But ‘thank you’ seems so inadequate. I can’t thank everyone enough.”