REDDITCH Sainsbury’s oldest employee retired last Saturday on the same day as his 90th birthday.
Ron Butteron, who has worked at the Abbey Trading Centre supermarket for more than 18 years, was amazed to find out his colleagues had organised a surprise party on his last shift.
Sainsbury’s manager Mourad Labib said: “A lot of Ron’s colleagues, old and present, were there to not only wish him happy birthday but also wish him luck in retirement.
“He has been an excellent employee for us and constantly provided top customer service – everything from till work to font end management.”
Ron, who worked three shifts per week, was thankful for the food and drink spread which was put on for him.
His colleague, Joanne Kings, said: “He’s a lovely man and always used to bring us sweets into work.
“Ron looked after us all and I will miss working with him.”