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May 16, 2011

Wallace McCain, co-founder of Canadian frozen food empire McCain Foods and chairman of Maple Leaf Foods, died on 13 May aged 81.

Wallace McCain, co-founder of Canadian frozen food empire McCain Foods and chairman of Maple Leaf Foods, died on 13 May aged 81.

McCain died after a long battle with cancer and is survived by his wife, four children and nine grandchildren.

McCain founded the eponymous family business along with his brother Harrison in New Brunswick, Canada in 1956. In its first year, the company had sales of around $150,000, and in the 1960s it started offering its frozen potato products to consumers outside Canada.

January 24, 2011

Albert Heijn, the man responsible for turning his family’s Dutch grocery chain into the international retailing giant Royal Ahold, passed away on 13 January aged 83.

Albert Heijn, the man responsible for turning his family's Dutch grocery chain into the international retailing giant Royal Ahold, passed away on 13 January aged 83.

Heijn joined the family business in 1949 as a salesman, working his way up to become chief executive in 1962. The family business traces its roots back to 1887 when Heijn's grandfather started a grocery store in the Netherlands. Today, Ahold is among the biggest retail chains in the country with more than 800 outlets, and owns more than 3,000 supermarkets world-wide.

December 15, 2010

As with any year, deaths in the family happen and in the world of family businesses there were some prominent ones. Campden FB lists them and looks at their achievements.

As with any year, deaths in the family happen and in the world of family businesses there were some prominent ones. Campden FB lists them and looks at their achievements.

August 19, 2010

Cindy Iannarelli, a renowned family business adviser, has been murdered.

Cindy Iannarelli, a renowned family business adviser, has been murdered.

Her throat had been "slit by a sharp object" while on holiday at a resort in India last Friday, according to the Times of India who quoted a local police superintendent.

Her 15-year-old son Joncarlo is the prime suspect in her death, police said.

Iannarelli, whose brother runs a dry cleaning business founded by her father, had spent many years helping families to use their companies to raise their children.

August 12, 2010

Markus Liebherr, scion of the Swiss-based German industrial dynasty Liebherr, has died unexpectedly at the age of 62.

Markus Liebherr, scion of the Swiss-based German industrial dynasty Liebherr, has died unexpectedly at the age of 62.

His death was first announced by Southampton FC, the English football club of which he was owner. A statement said: "It is with deep regret and great sadness that the Club has to report that Markus Liebherr has passed away. His passing will come as an enormous shock to everyone."

July 29, 2010

Theo Albrecht, the highly secretive co-founder of discount retailer Aldi, died on Saturday at 88.

Theo Albrecht, the highly secretive co-founder of discount retailer Aldi, died on Saturday at 88.

Aldi Nord, the company he headed for half a century, said in a statement that he had died in his hometown of Essen, Germany, but did not give the cause of death.

July 22, 2010

The Irving family, one of Canada’s foremost business families, has been dealt a blow with the death on Wednesday of John E (Jack) Irving, youngest son of revered industrialist KC Irving.

The Irving family, one of Canada's foremost business families, has been dealt a blow with the death on Wednesday of John E (Jack) Irving, youngest son of revered industrialist KC Irving.

The passing of the 78-year-old following a brief illness comes hours after it was confirmed that his nephew Kenneth was taking an indefinite leave of absence from Irving Oil, one of the Irving group of companies, for personal reasons.

June 17, 2010

Edward A Fish, the founder of family-owned construction conglomerate EA Fish Companies, has died at the age of 77.

Edward A Fish, the founder of family-owned construction conglomerate EA Fish Companies, has died at the age of 77.
 
The Boston-based business leader and philanthropist served as chairman of EA Fish until his death on Tuesday. Fish was known for his commitment to creating affordable housing alongside the commercial construction projects the business also ran.
 

March 24, 2010

Harold McGraw Jr, chairman emeritus and former CEO of global information services and education company McGraw-Hill, died this morning at his home. He was 92.

Harold McGraw Jr, chairman emeritus and former CEO of global information services and education company McGraw-Hill, died this morning at his home. He was 92. 

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