Then, in January, employee Aaron Smart, 28, approached Lyon with the idea of buying the company.
Last Thursday, the 49year-old company changed hands.
Despite talk about retiring, Lyon, 75, isn't going to leave right away. He expects to stay on full-time at first, tapering back to part-time at the Quesnel Street business.
Whatever suits his new boss.
As for those extra hours retirement offers, Lyon hasn't given them much thought. After all, he's been working at Victoria Glass for almost a half century.
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