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Brock Township announces a couple of staff retirements

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

BROCK: The Township of Brock has announced two of their longtime Works Department staff members will be retiring. In a press release, sent out on Tuesday, May 25th, the Township announced Jim Creighton and Len Collins have upcoming retirements.

“Jim Creighton started, with Brock Township, at the Sunderland Works Depot in 1987. He started as a truck driver/labourer. Jim worked his way [up] to a working foreman and served in that capacity until the Sunderland and Beaverton Depots amalgamated. Jim has always been a quiet leader and well respected by his fellow coworkers and any member of [the] public who met him. Jim has been a resident of Brock his entire life, and he and his wife Karen and many of his children and grandchildren continue to live in the area. Jim’s knowledge of Brock Township will truly be missed by the Public Works staff,” the press release explained. Mr. Collins first joined the Township in 1997.

“Len spent most of his time with the Arenas and Parks [department] but joined the Roads Division in his later years. Len brought a consistent work ethic and was highly respected by fellow coworkers and the general public, who were fortunate enough to meet him at the arenas. Len is also a longtime Brock resident, and he and his wife Ann have children and grandchildren who still reside in the area. Len’s happy disposition and upbeat attitude will be missed,” the press release stated.

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