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Tributes to Barnaby after loyal checkout worker passes away

Sainsbury's worker did not take a sick day in 30 years with supermarket

04 September, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

Barnaby Dunmow at work

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of the longest-serving members of staff at a Camden Town supermarket who has passed away.

Barnaby Dunmow, 56, did not take one sick day off during his three decades working for Sainsbury’s at the Camden Road store. He died last week.

Amjad Ali, operations manager, said: “He always turned up to work on time, he came and did his work diligently. He was very calm and a unique guy. He will be definitely missed.”

Mr Dunmow, who lived in Camden, was well-known to customers for working on the tills and on the trolleys. He joined the Camden Road store in 1989 and had been working for Sainsbury’s since 1983.

Mr Dunmow had a love of movies and had extensive knowledge on film stars and directors. He also enjoyed reading and played the piano.

Checkout supervisor Muhammad Musa said: “He was very dedicated and he had a good sense of humour. We’re going to miss his jokes.”

Checkout assistant Matthew Rafferty-Hodgen, said: “He was a really nice guy, always asking how you are. It’s weird for him not to be here. He had been part of the Camden family for a long time.”

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