Quality Foods manager retires again

Popular Quality Foods manager Bill Flynn tried to retire once before from the Port Alberni store. This time he says it's for good.

Quality Foods Port Alberni store manager Bill Flynn is retiring.

Again.

Flynn had returned to his role as store manager after a brief retirement in 2008 didn’t improve his golf game at all.

Famous for his razor-sharp wit,dry sense of humour and outstanding customer service, Flynn has decided to retire for good.

“Now that I have my game under control, retirement is for sure this time. As much as I love this store, this town and everyone in it, it’s time to refocus on my family while I’m still in good health.

“I’m looking forward to spending time with my wife Audrey, who has been very patient, and reconnecting with my grandkids.”

Flynn handed the store keys over to long-time QF’er Gord Groves on Thursday, May 19.

Groves comes with the QF community spirit ingrained, having more or less grown up with Quality Foods. He started his career in the original Qualicum Foods store under the mentorship of co-founder John Briuolo, and worked his way to a store manager position in Nanaimo.

As well as being a long time property owner, Groves has connections to Port Alberni through his wife who is a newly minted nurse at West Coast General Hospital.