While she only worked at the Langford Canadian Tire location for a few months, Miranda Willson was an inspiration to others.
As such, her co-workers wanted to honour the work she did in her last month with them.
Store representatives recently presented the SPCA with a donation of more than $5,000 in Willson’s name, along with a plaque in her memory.
“It was something she really cared about,” said Jamie Wyman, the store’s inventory manager. “She just really loved animals.”
Wyman said Willson not only donated her own money but was instrumental in collecting other donations during a store campaign in the month of December.
“She was really motivating,” he said. “It was like her last hurrah.”
The 22-year-old cashier passed away on Boxing Day in a drug-related incident. But that’s not how other employees will remember their co-worker, who they say was full of spirit and life.
“She made a really big impression … She was such a positive person,” Wyman said.