Delmar Weich started with the Town on May 20, 1997 as a full time temporary person in the public works department and liked it so well, he stayed for 23 years.
When Del started with the Town:
- Jean Cretien defeated Preston Manning to become Prime Minister
- Ralph Klein was our Premier
- Dolly the sheep was the first animal cloned
- Titanic was the movie event of the year
Del has worked under three CAO’s, Duff Carroll, Geraldine Gervais and Kim Neill and two Directors, Bill Paisley and Brent Olesen. Numerous co-workers, from Bob Crowle, Rod Sieppert & George Callaghan to the current group, Wes Rorabeck, Braden Volk, Paul Davies and Randy Pompetti who all grew to rely on Del’s knowledge and assistance. As the resident mechanic, Del has worked on Town equipment from half tons to backhoes and everything in between.
Del is quiet, but is known in the department as the guy with the killer comebacks.
The public works department covers so many aspects and Del has been involved in all of them. He may not operate all the equipment, but his mechanical skills have been an asset in keeping equipment operating. Whether he was operating the street sweeper (maybe his favorite thing) or fixing a water break (not his favorite thing), Del committed to doing the best job possible. His loyalty, experience, and integrity made him an asset to the department and to the Town as a whole.
As the crew changed, Del became the guy that people went to for advice or help. He has been a dependable, steady influence on the crew and he will be missed.
When Del made it official that he was retiring, we asked him what he would like for a retirement gift. His response was a tool chest, so on behalf of Town Council, Del will receive a gift certificate toward the purchase of the ideal set up for him. Town staff have contributed toward the tool chest as well, so Del will be able to get exactly what he is looking for.
In closing, thank you Del. We all wish you the best in your retirement.