The late Ronnie Kreel, who owned Beach Pharmacy on Main Road, Sea Point for 40 years, passed away at the age of 77 on Friday June 16.
Mr Kreel, who retired at Highlands House in Vredehoek after the death of his wife Pam Kreel, was a well-known and respected member of the Atlantic Seaboard community.
He was a well loved pharmacist and was always ready and willing to advise his customers, particularly the elderly, who often approached him for advice, rather than their doctors.
He was a font of knowledge, keeping up with all new drugs and medication. The closure of Beach Pharmacy four years ago, left a gap in Main Road, having been there for so long.
Mr Kreel served on the committee of the Sea Point Rotary Club for many years, assisting those in need. He served two terms as president, from 1995 to 1996 and from 1997 to 1998.
He was a keen sportsman, playing first team tennis at the Glen Country Club, Clifton, before moving on to bowls. Mr Kreel is survived by his twin sisters Linda Kagan and Masha Cohen of Sea Point and two sons overseas, Larry in London and Trevor in Toronto.