Meet Marie, Assistant Manager at our Festival Marketplace location in Stratford, ON

What are you grateful for?

I am grateful for my life and friends and family. My husband provided a great life for myself and children which allowed us to have a happy positive outlook on life. My co workers are awesome and we enjoy our time together.

Best customer story?

My best company story cannot be told, as each and every one I treasure. The stories they tell me draw you into their happy and sad times. I get hugs and gifts from them but what I like the best are their smiles.

What was the last random act of kindness that you did?

I do many acts of kindness but the best one I like would be when I was on a flight back from Edmonton. I purchased dinner for a young person from Europe that had just received his citizenship that day. As we were getting up to leave he gave me a hug and people on the plane wondered what was happening. I told them he just received his citizenship. They all stood up and clapped for him. He told me thank you and he would always remember this day and could not wait to tell his wife. It was a small gesture on my part but to him it was fantastic.

What is your favourite piece of jewellery?

My favourite piece of jewellery is my diamond necklace my husband purchased and an alexandrite necklace a friend purchased for me.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to shop, read, and being with friends and family.

What make you happy?
  1. Family
  2. Coworkers
  3. Customers
  4. I love to tease anyone I can
Best advice you have ever received?

Be honest and be yourself.

What’s your favourite food indulgence?

I enjoy spaghetti and anything with bacon on it.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I would say I would live right here as I feel very fortunate to have my family here and most of my friends. What could be better than that?