After 22 years of service in Walmart’s Halifax store, Linda Wilson of Carver has retired.
Well known throughout the area, she worked as the Community Co-ordinator, Good Works and Safety Team Leader and also completed compliance work for Walmart. At times you could also see Linda greeting customers as they came into the store.
Thursday, Sept. 3, Linda was honored by her friends and fellow employees at Walmart, with a cake and special invited guests from her storied career, including former Halifax store manager John Mather and assistant manager Karen Stetson, both now at the Plymouth Walmart store, and many, many associates.
Linda’s work involved many years spent dealing with the foundation securing grants for 501-C3 organizations, such as the police and fire departments, school, A.L.S, Special Olympics, and so many more. She was always involved in securing grants for Teachers Appreciation Day and the chosen Teacher of the Year. The Halifax Walmart under Linda’s tutelage was instrumental in starting the “Walk the Children to School” event; she was liaison for the Halifax Elementary School for two years.
Linda especially enjoyed helping the veterans of the area and worked to put up a huge wall of honor at the Halifax store to celebrate Veterans’ Day, in addition to securing grants to help area veterans as their advocate.
One of Linda’s favorite things was to volunteer helping out at the Friday night car show, The Connecting Rods, an outdoor event. She collected money from selling hotdogs and hamburgers and all proceeds went to Children’s Hospital Boston and the Children’s Miracle Network. Thousands upon thousands of dollars were donated to those two organizations to help children. She also helped the Salvation Army with their annual Kettle Drives.
When she was out receiving needed medical treatments, she was glad to have Trish Powell helping with donations.
While Linda has suffered from leukemia since 2018, she remains in remission with her positive, happy outlook on life. She can now spend more time with her family and friends.
“I’ve always loved my job and I’m grateful for all the friendships I’ve made during my work at Walmart and these friendships will remain in my heart.”
She will be missed.