Proudly Serving: Sobeys #1141, Calgary, AB
Position: Grocery Manager
Core Value: Stay Real
Like many Sobeys employees, Kathy Shirley loves to give back, but recently her way of helping was a lot more personal — and involved. When her friend and co-worker Mylene’s 11-year-old daughter Ica, who had already battled a rare form of liver cancer, was facing another medical emergency, Kathy offered to help in any way; a few weeks later, she said yes to a liver transplant. After a battery of tests, Kathy was in an operating room having a portion of her liver transplanted to Ica. She returned to work following a rocky recovery, and Ica’s tests have been clear and she’s back in school. “It’s really fulfilling seeing her happy and healthy and being a normal kid,” said Kathy. She credits her co-workers for always being so supportive. “They’re the best people; Sobeys is my second home,” she said. This process has renewed her quest to stay real, which to her means to live in the moment, be kind, and never be afraid to laugh or cry.