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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.

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.

Michael Cabahug

Michael Cabahug is a Pharmacy Assistant and has been with us for over a year.
Michael used to manage one of the Gasoline station in town. He lives in Claresholm for 11 years now, and was born and raised in the Philippines.

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.

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.

Arceli Manliclic-Smith

Arceli Smith is a Cashier, and has been with us for 4 years. She was born in the Philippines and came to Canada in 2008. She loves spending time with her Family.

Homehealth Care

Mike Thrun

Mike Thrun is our Home Health Equipment Specialist. He loves working with people and very helpful with our clients.

He moved to Claresholm in 1999 and met his better half, and now living in town for 18 years.

He loves golfing and spending time with his family.

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