Well-known pharmacist passes
Cyril LeGrow died Feb. 14 in Carbonear
The oldest and longest registered member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board, Cyril Legrow, passed away last week, just one week short of his 100th birthday.
Legrow, who died Feb. 14 in Carbonear, worked as a pharmacist for nearly 78 years.
He was born in Rock Cove, Conception Bay on Feb. 20, 1912. He was educated in Rock Cove and in St. John’s after which he completed his four-year pharmacist apprenticeship at Mcmurdo’s in St. John’s.
He was first registered with the Newfoundland Pharmacy Board in 1934.
After his graduation, he practised at his father’s pharmacy (a Rexall pharmacy) in Broad Cove and later in Carbonear.
In 1975 he sold his pharmacy in Carbonear and established the Pharmacy Department at the Carbonear General Hospital. He retired as chief pharmacist at Carbonear Hospital in May of 1979.
After a long and distinguished career, he was made an honorary member of the then Newfoundland Pharmaceutical Association. Family, friends and colleagues were preparing to celebrate his 100th birthday on Feb. 20.
He was predeceased by his wife
Cyril Legrow (1912-2012)
and leaves two sons, Malcolm and John. Malcolm Legrow said pharmacy was his father’s life passion.
“Next to his family, he put pharmacy ahead of everything,” said Malcolm, who lives in Alberta.
Cyril Legrow was a second-generation pharmacist. His father, Arthur Legrow, was a pharmacist in Broad Cove
The funeral took place Thursday, Feb. 16 at Bethany United Church in Carbonear.
Next to his family, he put pharmacy ahead of everything. — Malcolm Legrow, son of the late Cyril Legrow
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