Gary Oman retires after 45 years


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Describing his working life as, “A pretty long and satisfying career,” Gary Oman summed up his 45 year stint at Mazergroup in Neepawa in the parts department. Actually, Oman, who retired at the end of March, started his working life at Minnedosa Implements with Fred Bayes. “When George and Bob (Fred’s sons) came into the business, the name changed to Bayes Equipment and in 1995 it was bought out by the Mazergroup,” said Oman. In 2009, Oman’s son Doug came alongside as an assistant. In 2014, they switched roles as Doug became parts manager and Gary assisted. Staff and customers celebrated Gary’s retirement with a big cake on March 29 and a come and go reception at the dealership located at the west end of Neepawa.