Two decades in Darfield

by Anonymous Author

Cake is on the menu at Darfield Pharmacy to mark two decades since Aaron Orangi started work as a pharmacist on March 16 1998.

Aaron Orangi then worked with John Morris in the tiny shop on South Terrace, which is now a women’s fashion shop, Scarlet Rose.

“We have come a long way since then” Aaron says.

“After shifting to Darfield in 2001, I continued working at the pharmacy while also enjoying coaching junior tennis and being part of the Darfield Senior Rugby team for several years.”

In 2005, Aaron took extended leave to qualify for and compete in the Winter Olympics in bobsleigh in Torino Italy. After returning to Darfield, he purchased the business from John Morris on April 1 2007. He married his long-time girlfriend, Aimee Stewart, and they had two boys, four-year-old Archie and Beau, nearing two.

“Sadly in December last year, Aimee passed away after a short battle with breast cancer,” said account manger Alex DeMars.

”She will be sadly missed around the pharmacy especially on Saturday mornings, when she loved working alongside Aaron to have a laugh and joke with their many loyal customers.

“Aaron and Aimee were looking forward to having a special celebration on March 16 for Aaron’s 20 years at Darfield Pharmacy. Come in for a piece of cake and a chat, and enjoy 40% off all giftware and up to 60% off some items until the end of March, as a way of thanking the Darfield Community for their support over the years.”