When looking back at five decades of service to Walmart Canada, not every associate can say they helped a customer deliver a baby inside a Walmart store. But Jessie Russomanno can.
In the bustling west end of Toronto, on November 7, 1973, 22-year-old Jessie began her career in the ladieswear department at the Dufferin Mall Woolco, just three months after welcoming her first daughter, Palma.
As the years unfolded, so did Jessie's passion for her work, her colleagues, and the evolving company. In 1994, Walmart emerged, bringing along changes that only fueled Jessie's dedication. The distinctive blue vest, morning meetings, and unforgettable cheer became integral parts of Jessie’s Walmart experience.
The Dufferin Mall location holds a treasure trove of memories for Jessie and her family. From the iconic blue and red branding to the unique movator, each reminiscence is wrapped in the camaraderie of her extraordinary fellow associates. In 2011, a new chapter unfolded as store 1115 opened its doors in Maple. Jessie, alongside her friend Rita, bid farewell to the Dufferin Mall family, paving the way for new bonds in Maple.