TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - Frank McKenna today issued the following
statement on the passing of Wallace McCain:
We salute today the passing of one of this country's greatest
entrepreneurs, one of its most generous philanthropists and a wonderful
man. Wallace's passing was a huge loss for Canada, particularly his
beloved New Brunswick. Julie and I are deeply saddened by Wallace's
passing. Our thoughts are with his devoted and loving wife, Margaret,
his children Michael, Scott, Martha and Eleanor and their families
during this very difficult time.
Wallace was a local hero, a national champion and a global leader. Along
with his brother Harrison, he transformed Florenceville, a small town
in New Brunswick, into the head office of one of the world's most
successful food companies. McCain went on to become an iconic Canadian
brand around the world. His second act proved equally successful. Maple
Leaf Foods is a multinational company and home to some of Canada's best
known and trusted brands.
There will never be another like Wallace McCain. He had a rare
combination of energy, passion, business acumen and generosity. Julie
and I were privileged to call him a true and wonderful friend. He will
be sorely missed.
SOURCE TD Bank Group