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#405629 - 06/18/14 06:08 PM Noreen Retired Today
Ian Offline

Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 847
After 27 years at Axiom Noreen retired today.

It was an emotional day around the factory today; that combination of joy and sadness. I know Noreen is looking forward to lots of time with her 10 grandchildren but it is going to feel empty around Axiom starting tomorrow without our "mother" here, as we all referred to her and felt about her here at Axiom.

When Noreen started at Axiom in 1987 Brent was a customer (he ran an audio store in Sault Ste Marie) and Alan was the Editor at Sound Canada (renamed Sound & Vision).

We are all going to miss her so much.
Ian Colquhoun
President & Chief Engineer

#405631 - 06/18/14 06:16 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
onn Offline

Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 949
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Happy retirement Noreen.
Now you'll be able to make future get togethers.
My system

#405632 - 06/18/14 06:23 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6761
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Congrats Noreen

"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud

#405633 - 06/18/14 06:31 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
JBG Offline

Registered: 06/14/02
Posts: 448
Noreen, you will be missed for sure,



#405634 - 06/18/14 06:39 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11251
Loc: Central NH
Congratulations on your retirement, Noreen! It was always a pleasure dealing with you!
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

#405635 - 06/18/14 06:48 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
oakvillematt Offline

Registered: 05/06/14
Posts: 567
Loc: Oakville, Canada
Take the time to smell the roses and enjoy the music.. You have earned it.

best wishes
I'm normal, it's the rest of the world that is crazy.

#405636 - 06/18/14 07:15 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
casey01 Offline

Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 815
Loc: Toronto
Wow, 27 years with the same company is a feather in the cap of anyone and any organization and I can see Ian, why you are going to miss Noreen, you just don't replace that kind of experience and loyalty very easily, especially today. Over the years, I have talked directly with Noreen on a number of issues, orders, etc. and she was always there to help, no matter what.

Have a happy retirement, Noreen, you certainly have earned it.

#405638 - 06/18/14 09:12 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17967
Loc: NoVA
Congratulations Noreen, and thanks for all the help over the years! You'll be missed!
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#405639 - 06/18/14 09:14 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6724
Loc: It's all about the location.
Both a happy and sad day. Enjoy your retirement to the fullest, Noreen!
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

#405640 - 06/18/14 09:24 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10500
Noreen, enjoy your retirement. We appreciate your many years of service.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#405641 - 06/18/14 09:44 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: JohnK]
Ajax Offline

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6293
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
All the best, Noreen. Thank you for all you have done for Axiom and for us.

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

#405644 - 06/18/14 10:27 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
exlabdriver Offline

Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1400

I hope that you enjoy retired life as much as I have for the past decade.

Thanks for everything...


#405646 - 06/19/14 12:16 AM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
CV Offline
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shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11522
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Congratulations, Noreen! Whoever assumes your duties has their work cut out for them. That's a giant role to fill. Enjoy retirement!

#405651 - 06/19/14 07:57 AM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
Wishing you all the best, Noreen!!
Except for that tiny part of me that is jealous.
Enjoy !!!
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

#405655 - 06/19/14 08:51 AM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
EFalardeau Offline

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3295
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Best of luck!
Enjoy life!
E = MC2 = ((2M80 + VP180 + 4QS8)/(EP800 + EP500))^(ADA1500 x D2v)
Audiobytes! 2M22! 2VP150!

#405656 - 06/19/14 09:11 AM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1270
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Best of luck, Noreen. Hope you have a fun and care-free retirement!


#405658 - 06/19/14 09:12 AM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: a401classic]
a401classic Online   content

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1270
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Crap - I just realized that the email from Noreen I'm expecting this week probably won't come from her... frown


#405660 - 06/19/14 01:12 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8444
Loc: Tacoma
Oh my gosh! Noreen, I wish you a long and happy retirement. It's hard to comprehend how much joy and kindness you've brought to Axiom customers over the years. I'm grateful for the many ways in which you've helped make Axiom the company - and the place - that it is today.

I sure as heck wouldn't want to try and fill your shoes. Unless there was an obscenely generous discount plan or something. Hey... ::scribbles PM to Ian::

I've kind of always imagined you as "the glue" that held the staff together there. Here's hoping that things don't get delaminated.

Congratulations and Warmest Wishes!
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#405667 - 06/19/14 04:59 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
medic8r Offline

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6447
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Wow, what a nice bunch of accolades and well-wishes, certainly very deserved. I add my own to the mix and wish you the best.

I can add my scribbles to vouch for Tom. Give him a couple of IPAs every day for lunch and he'll be good to go.
"The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever" - Alan Watts

#405728 - 06/23/14 10:13 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13358
Loc: Iowa
Noreen, thanks so much for all the years of great Customer Service! You will be missed, enjoy your retirement....Randy
M80s-VP180-QS8s-EP600-2xEP350 Denon3808 Outlaw7700
Audio Nirvana

#405867 - 06/28/14 03:54 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: SirQuack]
Ray3 Offline

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2845
Loc: Rochester, NY
Thank you Noreen! Enjoy retirement.

#406089 - 07/12/14 06:45 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
FordPrefect Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 1335
Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Wow, I'm not back for a while and everything changes...Noreen was there for all of my purchases and my Axiom visits. It was more like dealing with an extended family than a speaker company.
Noreen I wish you all the best in your retirement, enjoy life to the fullest!
getting to 2,000 posts; one year at a time vp160/qs8/qs4/ep350/m60/m2200s

#406309 - 07/24/14 09:50 AM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: FordPrefect]
jakeman Offline

Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 852
Loc: Toronto
Best Wishes on your retirment Noreen. Thank you so much for your help over the year :)s and always being patient and cheerful!

#406316 - 07/24/14 06:39 PM Re: Noreen Retired Today [Re: Ian]
DCR Offline

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 1
Hi Noreen

I just read the news of your retirement & wanted to send my best wishes for you & your family...I just want to personally "Thank You" for all the years I have known you. I 'm really sorry for not keeping in touch like I should have..I appreciate all the service you & Joe Vassallo provided to me. It's provided me with a lot of cherished memories that I will never forget. Axiom will always be a part of my life.
God Bless Noreen & hope I can see you again someday..
Bye for now & enjoy your new life..


Dave Rowland

Edited by DCR (07/24/14 06:40 PM)

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