18th February 2021
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge a man who has personally been responsible for making sure countless Lake Macquarie residents are dressed to impress with clean and perfectly pressed outfits for more than six decades, 90-year-old Peter Bousles from Carey Bay. Peter has been at the helm of the Toronto Dry Cleaners for most of the 65 years it has been operating. He is a stalwart of the local community. Despite his advanced age, up until recently Peter was still regularly showing up for work and helping in whatever way he could. Peter arrived in Toronto from Greece in 1957 and really is a great example of how new Australians give so much of themselves to their new home. Peter's son has now taken over the family business, but it is a testament to the quality of Peter's work that some loyal customers send their garments into the business from as far away as Canada, Lord Howe Island, the Gold Coast and Cairns. I congratulate Peter on a lifetime of diligent service and care for his local community.
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