Ontario postmaster retires after 28 years

Here’s one from CSN’s neck of the woods in Southern Ontario: Tammy Dekker has retired as the postmaster of Fonthill and nearby Fenwick after nearly three decades.

Dekker, 60, worked her final day on Dec. 16 following a 28-year career – 16 of them as postmaster – with her local post office.

“I started out as a casual and then went to part-time work on Saturdays,” she told the Voice newspaper.

Dekker then became a senior assistant before moving on to the top post.

Born in Bismarck, a rural community just west of Fonthill, Dekker now lives in Fenwick, where she supervised upwards of 20 staff at points during her career.

“It was difficult getting through the pandemic, of course. When everybody else was going home, we were running at full speed,” she told the Voice. “We handle a lot more parcels than in past years. When I started with the postal service, there was way more lettermail, but email has cut a swath through that.”

Another local Canada Post employee, Dawn Kruger will replace Dekker as the acting postmaster for Fonthill and Fenwick

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