W Galen Weston, the patriarch of the Weston empire that controls Loblaws and other retail holdings, has died at the age of 80.
Known as Galen Weston Sr., he died on Monday April 12, “peacefully at home after a long illness faced with courage and dignity,” according to a statement by George Weston Ltd., the holding company he ran since the 1960s.
“My father’s greatest gift was inspiring those around him to achieve more than they thought possible,” said his son Galen G. Weston, known as Galen Weston Jr., who is CEO of both Loblaws and George Weston.
“In our business and in his life he built a legacy of extraordinary accomplishment and joy.”
More to come