TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - The employees of McCain Foods Limited were
deeply saddened to learn of the death yesterday of our co-founder and
friend, G. Wallace F. McCain.
"We hold Wallace close to our hearts," says Dale Morrison, president and
CEO of McCain Foods Limited. "Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go
out to Margaret and her family for their loss. Wallace was a visionary,
a philanthropist and an icon of Canadian business, but to many of us
here he was our neighbour, friend, colleague and mentor. His
contributions to the success of McCain are immeasurable. He created
many opportunities for many people. We will miss him. The best way I
can think of to honour his memory is to continue building on the legacy
he left behind. The spirit of our founders will live in all that we
In From the Ground Up, the 2007 book commemorating the 50th anniversary of McCain Foods
Limited, Wallace writes of building the company with brother Harrison:
"We were two young guys, eager to have a business we could call our own,
eager to succeed. We never really started out with grandiose ambitions.
We used to think just maybe we could build a business that might make a
million dollars. And we never really did it for the money. We just
thought business was fun - it was a game and a challenge. We liked
building things, and we loved the people we worked with. That's why we
did what we did."
To learn more about the life of Wallace McCain, memorial arrangements
and to leave messages of condolence, visit: www.wallacemccaintribute.ca.
McCain Foods Limited was founded in 1956 by Harrison and Wallace McCain
with the support of brothers Andrew and Robert. Harrison McCain passed
away in 2004. An international leader in the frozen food industry,
McCain employs 20,000 people and operates 50 production facilities on
six continents. A privately-owned company, headquartered in Toronto,
Ontario, McCain generates annual sales in excess of CDN $6 billion.
McCain is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialties
and also produces a diverse range of frozen products, including pizza,
appetizers, oven meals, juice and desserts. The company's products can
be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more
than 160 countries around the world. McCain also owns the Day & Ross
Transportation Group, based in Hartland, New Brunswick, one of Canada's
largest transportation companies.
SOURCE McCain Foods Limited
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