Meet BJ Parsons


BJ emigrated to Canada in 1959. Upon the first week of his arrival, he began to offer extra help to a florist shop for the holidays. BJ was so diligent in his work there, that the shop decided to keep him for the next 5 years. After this, BJ then found a flower wholesaler to work for in Toronto. Soon after, he was offered a managerial position in the Ottawa branch of the company, which meant he had to move to Ottawa with his wife and one-year-old daughter at the time - which was 1972. Four years later, BJ accepted yet another managerial position with a flower shop that he bought the property of, and then sold in 1995. From there, BJ moved to Florida where he has worked with Manatee Farms for the past 25 years.