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Claresholm Pharmacy Staff Welcomes You!

Claresholm Pharmacy in Southern Alberta, prides itself with a group of friendly staff that will make you feel welcome and comfortable as you set your foot in the door. We are happy to introduce our staff and share a little background about them.


Paul Zemlak

Paul Zemlak was born in Whitehorse, Yukon. He moved to Saskatchewan when he was quite young and graduated from High School in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. He completed his Pharmacy Degree in Saskatoon in 1995. He worked in the Software and Pharmaceutical Industry for around 10 years as a Relief Pharmacist before he decided to buy the Claresholm Pharmacy. Paul did not stop at being a Pharmacist and always wanted to learn new things. He is also a Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and has an Additional Prescribing Authority which is unique to Alberta. By having increased knowledge and a diverse scope of practice, he is able to help the community more and provide opportunities for people who want to improve their health and wellness.

He loves traveling, and spending time with his son, Zander. His son was the inspiration for the new logo called “Zanwest”, a division of Claresholm Pharmacy.

Dustin Reimer

Dustin Reimer is our Pharmacy Manager, and has been with us for almost two years. He was originally from Morden, Manitoba. He enjoys being in the mountains and hiking, which is why both he and his wife, Janessa, moved to Claresholm in June of 2015.

He has completed a Bachelors degree in Science and a second degree in Pharmacy, which he finished in 2015 at the University of Manitoba.

Spending time with his wife Janessa and their two dogs, Raiden and Moxxi, is how he loves to spend his free time.

Sarah Godkin

Sarah Godkin is our Pharmacist and Clinical Services Manager, and has been with us for almost two years. She was originally from Prince Edward Island. She earned her BSc in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sarah decided to start her career in Alberta due to the many opportunities afforded to pharmacists here. Reading and mountain biking are some of the things that she loves doing in her spare time.

Bryanna Loeffler

Bryanna Loeffler is a Pharmacy Assistant and has been with us for three years. She was born in Riondel, B.C. and moved to Claresholm in 2013. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She is currently on Maternity Leave.

Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan is a Certified Pharmacy Technician, and has been with us since January of 2016. She was born in New Brunswick and moved to Stavely in 2015. She is fairly new to the Claresholm Area, but is embracing the community with her friendliness. She loves spending time with family, and travelling.

Amanda Mcleod

Amanda Mcleod is our Summer Pharmacy Assistant, and has been with us for four years. She works with us every summer, and the rest of the year she goes to school to be a Pharmacist at the University of Saskatchewan. She loves spending time with family and friends, and loves riding horses.

Doreen Van Langen

Doreen Van Langen is a Pharmacy Assistant, and has been with us for four years. She has lived in Claresholm her entire life. She loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her Grandchildren. She enjoys volunteering at the Claresholm Legion, CAReS (Claresholm Animal Rescue Society) and with Friends Helping Friends.

Front Store

Lynne Thrun

Lynne Thrun is our Store Manager and has been with us for three years. She is in charge of all of the areas of the store and always happy to help.
Lynne was born in Trail B.C. She moved to Claresholm in 1953 with her father who was in the Air force. In 1958, she went to France and stayed there for 4 years, and enjoyed it immensely. By 1967, she decided to return to Claresholm where she got married and raised her family. Lynne loves golfing and spending time with her family. Now that her kids are grown up, it’s harder to spend time with them, so it is always a precious time when they get together.

Debbie Loeffler

Deb Loeffler is in charge of a majority of the product ordering in the store. She also does administration jobs and is busy behind the scenes. She has been with us for five years.
Deb was born in Calgary and moved to the Claresholm area in 1978. She lives West of Claresholm on a farm. She loves riding horses, but is not able to ride anymore due to changed circumstances. But her love for horses, and the fun that goes along with it, will remain in her heart. She is also fond of gardening, and loves spending time with her family.

Joy Chatterton

Joy Chatterton is a Cashier and has been with us for 30 years…now that is loyalty! Joy was born in Cardston, and moved to Claresholm in 1953 when she got married. Joy loves to read books, paint, sew and garden during her free time.

Beulah Tratnik

Beulah Tratnik is a Cashier, and has been with us for 10 years. She also works as a Part-time Teacher outside of the Pharmacy (a noble profession as the saying goes).
She was born in Drumheller, also known as the “City of Dinosaurs”. She moved to Claresholm in 1970. She loves reading books in her free time.

Debbie Tourond

Deb Tourond is a Cashier and has been with us for over seven years. She has lived on an acreage in Claresholm for 12 years.
She loves to garden. Riding horses used to be one of her favorite past times, but due to her present circumstances, she cannot ride anymore. She passed her love of horses onto the next generation in her family. Her two daughters and her Grandchildren ride horses too, and have the opportunity to compete in rodeos.

Pam Russell

Pam Russell is a Cashier and has been with us since September of 2016. She has recently retired from teaching High school Cosmetology for the past 20 years. She has lived in Claresholm her entire life, and enjoys quilting and crafting.

Holly Gillespie

Holly Gillespie is a Cashier and has just returned from maternity leave. She was with us for over a year before she left on maternity leave. She also has her own business as a Seniors Support Companion.
She was raised in Claresholm, and now lives in Stavely with her husband and two sons. She enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and being with her family and friends.

Kyra Dober

Kyra Dober is a Cashier and has been with us since the beginning of 2017.
She lives in Claresholm with her husband and three sons. She loves hiking, camping, spending time outdoors and watching movies.

Homehealth Care

Nancy Blezy

Nancy Blezy is our Home Health Equipment Specialist, as well as a Registered Nurse with 34 years experience in emergency, geriatric, and home care environment. She has been with us for over a year.
Her and her husband Mike moved to Claresholm from Nova Scotia to be closer to family. She loves working with people – assessing their unique circumstances, supplying advice and education to support health and independence. She also loves camping and spending time with family , especially her grandson!

Mike McAlonan

Mike McAlonan is our Home Health Equipment Specialist and has been with us for 4 years. He covers a broad selection of aids to daily living to provide our patron’s needs regardless of age. His expertise in this department will help you make an informed decision of whether renting or buying the Home Health equipment is most suitable for you.

He was born in Ireland and came to Canada in 1975. Since then he lived in different areas of Alberta, and has now resided in Claresholm for 10 years. He enjoys travelling and reading.

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