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A long-serving employee at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo has retired after 43 years.

Michael Aubrey, 65, has served in various capacities at the venue, including handyman, cleaner and painter.

A retirement party was hosted for him on Friday. It was attended by around 30 people and Mr Aubrey, a married father-of-one from St George’s, described it as “pretty good”.

“After all these years I still feel young. I do miss my job — my last day was New Year’s Eve,” he said.

“Now I am retired I will just relax for a while and do my hobbies.”

Mr Aubrey, a saxophonist, plans to carry on playing as well as study art and keep fit with walking and cycling.

Principal curator Ian Walker said: "Mike has been involved in many aspects of the maintenance of the BAMZ over his 43 years of service.

“From custodial duties to aquarium tank work, Mike was always willing to lend a hand and help the team accomplish the task at hand. We thank him for his hard work, congratulate him on his retirement, wish him well for the next phase of his life and hope he and his family won't be strangers."

Retiring after 43 years: Michael Aubrey
BAMZ principal curator Ian Walker (left) and Michael Aubrey.
Michael Aubrey with family members, from the left: Shirley, Grace, Nicole, Rosalie, Michael and Daurene.

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Published January 22, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 21, 2013 at 11:51 pm)

BAMZ man retires after 43 years

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