Wednesday, January 13, 2016

JUSCIONE

A smile and heart as big as her home country of Brazil, Juscione Souza, 36 moved to Canada at the age of 24 to be with her husband. Married in Brazil, Juscione's Brazilian husband moved to Canada for work a year before she arrived.

In Brazil, Juscione worked in clothing sales where she blossomed. "I'm a little shy at first, but after a little while, I love to talk to the customers and help them with making choices and picking things out for them," she says of the joy she gets with working with people. A career move took her from sales, into nursing. After training as a nurse in Brazil for two years she moved to Canada and continued her training.

Her training as a nurse in Toronto stopped when she became pregnant with her 10 year old son, Wendell. At the mention of his name, she beams, obviously a very proud mother.

Juscione and her family have no other relatives in Toronto, so it is with great excitement that they travel back to Brazil, infrequently, to visit her large family. "It's a lot! 10 siblings, is a big family" she says laughing at the size of the family in which she grew up.

"I love to talk to people," Juscione says of herself. She is well suited for a job where she has the opportunity to get to know people. She currently is a full-time cleaner in a downtown Toronto condominium. It is a job that never seems to end and a job where she meets and chats with people, while never stopping what she is doing.


PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN