Sue Webster and her husband Ken moved to Tignish, PEI from Ontario in October, 2018.
“We searched across Atlantic Canada for the perfect location and home,” says Sue. “We came to PEI for a quick visit to see a friend and grab some PEI red soil, met realtor Perry Batten, and the rest is history. As soon as we spotted the home on Church Street in Tignish, we knew this was the place for us.”
Sue was previously employed in an auto dealership, and her husband was a heavy equipment mechanic for the city of Kawartha Lakes in Ontario. They wanted a change and to move to the east coast. “We came to PEI for that short visit and we fell in love,” says Sue.
“A few months after moving to Tignish, I applied for various positions at the Tignish Co-operative, and I was offered the manager position at Tignish Home Hardware. I absolutely love my job. I worked with the staff to fine-tune the departments, and I am happy to say things are going very well.
“I enjoy all aspects of my work, the people I get to work with, and the customers. It is a complete pleasure to get to know the locals and see them walking out of the store as happy customers.
“I love the community of Tignish, its culture, and the welcoming and friendly people. The mayor of Tignish even came to our home to welcome us when we moved here. I was intrigued with the recent preparation for the fishing season, and I love the sounds of the birds and the sunsets off North Cape. I had my first feed of lobster ever this spring.”
Sue’s husband Ken was offered a position with the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. “Everything fell into place for us. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.
“I am an avid gardener, and we recently re-vamped the Home Hardware garden centre. We look forward to serving customers this spring and summer. We plan to hold some gardening sessions, and all the store staff will engage in some aspects of this department.”
Sue welcomes job seekers to email her their resumé and cover letter. “I really like cover letters. They provide an insight into the applicant’s interests and strengths.”
For more information about Tignish Co-Op Home Hardware Building Centre, call 902-882-2199 or email [email protected].