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Our Team

Merv Bashforth

Owner / Pharmacist

Merv's love for his job and the people of Jasper and surrounding is most evident in his quick wit and constant smile. As both Owner and Pharmacist of Pharmasave Jasper, Merv first opened his location in 2011, having owned two previous pharmacies in nearby Hinton.

Merv always aspired to open the first Pharmasave in Jasper, and is proud of how the Pharmasave brand allows him to tailor his store directly to the Jasper community. This is evident by the strong support the community gives back, which always supports locally run shops and businesses.

In 1994 Merv received his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Alberta. 

When not at the pharmacy, Merv can be found enjoying the slopes of the local ski hills, biking both mountain and dirt, and of course his most enjoyable endeavor is spending time with his family.

Laurie-Ell Bashforth

Owner/Customer Service Team

Laurie-Ell is the behind the scenes Owner.  She is a teacher and an Instructional Coach for her staff in Hinton, Alberta.  Laurie-Ell loves working in the store on the days that she is needed.  

"Jasper is one of the most scenic places in the world.  The people and the beauty around us make our work day a pleasure.  We want locals as well as visitors to have their needs met efficiently and sensitively.  We are proud to serve Jasper with a helpful and friendly attitude."

Seema Kundapur

Customer Service Team

On any given day when you enter Jasper Pharmasave you may be greeted by Seema, one of our valuable staff members.  Seema's bright smile and helpful attitude makes her an asset to us as well as our customers.  

Come by and let Seema help you find what you are looking for!

Tyson Bashforth

Customer Service Team

Tyson is Merv and Laurie-Ell's youngest son.  He is a valuable member to our staff on the days that he is able to join us.  School seems to cut into his time to work.  Tyson belongs to the Jasper Freeride Freestylye Team ( He competes at the provincial level in moguls.  On snow skiing in the winter and jump qualification on water ramps in the summer keeps him, and his mom, pretty busy. Tyson also loves to dirtbike and mountain bike in the summer.  He is also an avid reader.  We are proud of Tyson and are privileged to have him share in the involvement of Pharmasave Jasper.

Joshua Bashforth

Customer Service Team

Joshua is Merv and Laurie-Ell's oldest son.  He is a valuable member of our customer service team.  On the days that Joshua is available to us, school is a priority, he is a friendly asset around the store.  Joshua loves to ski in the winter, dirtbike and mountain bike in the summer.  Joshua also loves to read.  We are proud of Joshua and are privileged to involve him in Jasper Pharmasave.