OTTAWA, July 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian owned and operated retailer Lee Valley Tools sadly announces the death of our Founder and Chairman, Leonard Lee. Mr. Lee passed away peacefully this morning in hospital surrounded by his family.
Robin Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, said "While his time was cut short, Dad made absolutely the most of what time he had." At age 39, Mr. Lee founded Lee Valley Tools. The company quickly expanded into retail locations across Canada, as well as a manufacturing division called Veritas Tools.
On behalf of the executive management team and employees, we mourn his loss and extend our deepest condolences to his family. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
SOURCE Lee Valley Tools Ltd
Image with caption: "July 7, 2016 -- Leonard Lee, Founder and Chairman of 38-year-old Canadian woodworking and gardening retailer passed away this morning. He was born in 1938 in Wadena, Saskatchewan but lived in Almonte, close to Lee Valley's Ottawa headquarters. (CNW Group/Lee Valley Tools Ltd)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160707_C7073_PHOTO_EN_729499.jpg
For further information: and/or Mr. Lee's full biography, please contact: Victoria Kirk, V & Co. PR & Marketing Communications, 416.558.4507, [email protected]