Honouring and remembering ‘Bee’

2015-08-26 06:00
Photo: supplied
The late Bee Burger will be remembered as a knowledgeable, kind and sympathetic         pharmacist.

Photo: supplied The late Bee Burger will be remembered as a knowledgeable, kind and sympathetic pharmacist.

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BORN on 17 February, 1942 in Craddock, Bestendig Jordaan (Bee) Burger, died on 15 July due to illness.

The eldest of three brothers, Bee was always a leader, mentor and role model to his siblings and community.

After graduating with a pharmacy degree at Rhodes University (Grahamstown), Bee started his professional life in Amanzimtoti in partnership at Inyoni Rocks Pharmacy. Soon thereafter, he established Aquarius Pharmacy in the Toti Mall, previously Sanlam Centre, in the early seventies.

After over 40 years of trade, Aquarius Pharmacy is still a stalwart of healthcare and a pharmacy in Amanzimtoti, offering that now scarce personalised and friendly customer service, with staff always going the extra mile.

Bee was a knowledgeable, kind and sympathetic pharmacist who loved to spend time explaining and giving informative and constructive advice to customers, assisting several generations of families over the years and customers spent many hours chatting to him.

Bee had an incredible sense of humour, which was often punctuated with a sprinkling of salt, pepper and vinegar and his rather infectious laugh could be heard throughout the pharmacy.

In his younger years, he and his wife Sarie travelled extensively, particularly to scuba diving spots. Bee’s hobby was model-trains, which led to him designing spectacular layouts and winning prizes for them in national competitions.

His family, colleagues, friends and customers who loved and respected him will miss a moralistic, liberal-minded gentleman and partner.

Bee is survived by his wife. Aquarius Pharmacy, the legacy created by Bee, will continue to run as usual. - Supplied

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