Kelly Kimmett, Pharmacist-Owner
On July 4, 1989 we turned the key on Cochrane Drugs’ door to welcome our first customer here in Cochrane. Ten thousand and sixty days later on January 14, 2017 there you were there again (in droves!) to celebrate the rebranding of Grand Avenue Pharmacy to Two Pharmacy! From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for those two special days and the 10,058 in between. What a pleasure it has been to serve the people of Cochrane and area, to come to work every day and see your smiling faces, to hear your stories, to share your happiness, and support you in times of despair as you supported our family in our time of need.
The dream of owning a small business right here in Cochrane has certainly followed a twisting road of change (only 7 name changes, 4 moves, and 8 major renovations!) but as I said Saturday there have been three constants that are essential to a successful family business. Number one of course is family and we have had the distinct pleasure of having all 3 of our children, Lindsay, Taylor, and Reid helping out at the store in various capacities over the years – from when they were very little breaking boxes, filling drink coolers and stocking shelves (and raiding the 5 cent candy jars!), to clerking and pharmacy teching, to today with Reid serving as Operations Manager. We have been blessed with incredible staff from the outset with Dreva, Jean, and Pat for all 27 years and Kathy, Yvonne, and our fantastic partner Ian all pushing 20 years! Thanks to all of the staff who have come and gone and to our incredible present day roster, you are the key to the store’s success. Finally, and most importantly the third constant is our loyal clientele, without you there is no point in opening that door every morning and we cannot say thank you enough for your support through the years. We appreciate your kind patronage of our family business and your support of all the small businesses in Cochrane – they are what make Cochrane unique and on behalf of all of them – THANK YOU!
We look forward to the future as Two Pharmacy, a name that is reflective of who we are and what the business is about. Together the ownership, staff, and customers of Two Pharmacy are going to do much “good” in this world and improve health outcomes for children in need here at home and internationally. It is our hope that you support our new focus and will enjoy what WE can do for others less fortunate. On Christmas Day this year our 365 day calendar page read “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” We believe this is exactly what Two Pharmacy is all about and we are excited about sharing our “responsibility for change” with all of you!
Best always, Kelly & Dianne Kimmett and family