Well-known phar­ma­cist passes

Cyril Le­Grow died Feb. 14 in Car­bon­ear

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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

Photo by Terry Roberts/The Com­pass

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