Anne Rickard (née Harris) graduated from University of Manchester with a BSc Pharmacy in 1963, from which she went on to complete her preregistration training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.
Other than spending two years as a locum early in her career for Weston (Chemists) Ltd based in Sheffield, Anne spent all her career in hospital pharmacies, including St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford, Yorkshire; Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading; and Princess Margaret Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire.
She was a founding member of Institute of Pharmacy and had been treasurer, secretary and chair in several active branches, most latterly in South Cheshire.
Anne retired as chief pharmacist at the combined Halton and Warrington Hospitals NHS Trust at the age of 65 years. She was a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for 57 years.
She was very active and her hobbies included pilates, horse riding and hiking, right up to when a devastating cancer took hold in one week without any warning, from which she died four weeks later on the 26 January 2022.
She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Don Rickard, Anne’s husband