Asda Ace Jim Dodds has checked out of work for the last time.
Jim was a war baby born in 1941 but 77 years later the former roofer is only just putting his feet up.
The great-grandfather started his working life in Dundee’s jute mills before becoming a roofer.
He even helped to build his future workplace at Asda Kirkton more than 40 years ago.
Jim and his wife Patricia, of Whitfield, have four daughters and two sons.
Their family also now includes 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
One of Jim’s daughters, Debbie, even followed in his footsteps when she also became an Asda Ace and went on to work on the checkouts.
Jim spent 15 years as an Asda Ace and for the last few years has been responsible for keeping the bakery and deli in tip-top condition.
Samantha Will, community champion at Asda Kirkton, organised a special retirement lunch for the much-loved colleague.
Jim was given a new set of wheels – in the shape of an inflatable walking frame.
Debbie said: “My dad doesn’t actually want to give up work but it is time for him to go.
“He was surprised by the retirement lunch – he didn’t think they were going to do anything for him.
“My dad has never been unemployed. Both him and my mum have always worked so I don’t know what he is going to do with himself now.”
Samantha said: “Jim is a familiar face in Asda Kirkton and always has a smile for everyone.
“He is loved by all of the staff here and we will miss him tremendously.”
Jim loves taking bus tours, and with plenty of spare time now on his hands, he is heading to the Highlands with Patricia for a short holiday.
After all his hard work at Asda, he certainly deserves it.