Gabriel Dumont Institue


Happy Retirement Theresa Malboeuf

Nov 29, 2016

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By James Oloo

“Theresa Malboeuf is a name known throughout DTI Saskatoon. Her hard work and caring nature precede meeting her, and when you meet her in person, you realize that she exceeds all the wonderful things said about her,” reads the nomination of the then Dumont Technical Institute student for the Order of the Gabriel Dumont Bronze Medal. The words were written over 10 years ago by Dumont Technical Institute Program Coordinators and Instructors, Tracy LaPrise, Bryan Guiboche, Dylan Pelletier, Janelle Duplessis, and Cindy LaPlante.

Theresa joined Dumont Technical Institute in 2005 as a student and soon completed her Adult Basic Education Levels 3 and 4. She then accepted the position of Janitor which she held until her retirement last month. On August 31, 2016, several Gabriel Dumont Institute employees gathered at the Central Office for a retirement BBQ in honour of Theresa.

A number of current Dumont Technical Institute students described how Theresa has always been ready to offer a helping hand and often encourages students to do their best. Similarly, fellow employees had positive things to say about Theresa.

Cindy LaPlante, a faculty member at the ABE program in Saskatoon, stated that: “From joining DTI as a student and retiring as a respected and admired employee of the Institute, Theresa has made great strides in her life at DTI. She has been like a mother to all of us – student or staff member. Theresa would randomly show up with a treat from DQ on a day when it seemed you needed it most; or she would mother hen us when we needed sewing or alterations done. You knew when Theresa was near because there would be a laugh and a smile coming towards you with a heartfelt greeting.”

Dumont Technical Institute Program Coordinator Dylan Pelletier described Theresa as “an extremely kind and positive person, she always welcomes you with a smile and ‘Good Morning!’ She is also extremely hardworking and always goes above and beyond for the Institute, staff, and students.” Dylan noted that “Theresa has done a bunch of sewing work for me over the years and she always does excellent work; she even read my tea leaves once. Theresa will be greatly missed at GDI. I wish her all the best in this next chapter of her life.”

Thank you, Theresa, for your service to the Institute. We wish you the best in retirement.

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