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Robert Rankin

Rankin, Robert, timber merchant, shipowner (b in parish of Mearns, Scot 31 May 1801; d in Cheshire, Eng 3 June 1870).

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Clifford William Robinson

Clifford William Robinson, lawyer, businessman, premier of NB 1907-08 (b at Moncton, NB 1 Sept 1866; d at Montréal 27 July 1944). In 1897 Robinson was elected mayor of Moncton and a member of the provincial Assembly.

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Andrew Sarlos

​Andrew Sarlos, OC, financier, Bay Street power broker (born 24 November 1931 in Budapest, Hungary; died 28 April 1997 in Toronto, ON).

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Thomas F. Ryan

Thomas F. Ryan, businessman, sports promoter (b at Guelph, Ont 1872; d at Toronto 19 Nov 1961). He introduced the first 10-pin BOWLING alley in Canada and attracted many prominent businessmen and professionals to his downtown Toronto facility.

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William Macdonald Sobey

William Macdonald Sobey, executive (b at New Glasgow, NS 9 June 1927; d at Salt Lake City, Utah 29 May 1989). As chairman of the board of Sobeys Stores Ltd, he continued the family control of the Nova Scotia-based chain of food stores founded in 1907 by his grandfather, John William Sobey.

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Harold Greville Smith

Harold Greville Smith, industrialist (b at Sheffield, Eng 25 Jan 1902; d at Montréal 19 Feb 1974). After graduating from Oxford, Smith was hired by a chemical firm later absorbed by Imperial Chemical Industries.

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Charles Fleetford Sise

Charles Fleetford Sise, businessman (b at Portsmouth, NH 27 Sept 1834; d at Montréal 9 Apr 1918). Before coming to Canada, Sise had careers as a sea captain, as owner of shipping businesses and as an insurance executive.

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Herbert James Symington

Herbert James Symington, lawyer, executive (b at Sarnia, Ont 22 Nov 1881; d at Montréal 28 Sept 1965). Symington, admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1905, became a prominent corporation lawyer and a notable figure in Winnipeg public affairs.

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Samuel Steinberg

Samuel Steinberg, grocer (b in Hungary 1905; d at Montréal 24 May 1978). In 1909 the Steinberg family immigrated to Canada and established a small grocery store in Montréal. Samuel and his 4 brothers began working in it in 1917 and turned it into one of Canada's largest supermarket chains.

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Irene Spry

Irene Mary Spry (née Biss), economic historian (born 28 August 1907 in Standerton, Transvaal, South Africa; died 16 December 1998 in Ottawa, ON).

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George Lawrence Stewart

George Lawrence Stewart, business executive (b at Winnipeg 2 Dec 1890; d at Toronto 21 Mar 1985). Graduating in engineering from McGill in 1914, he served on McGill's engineering faculty for 2 years before joining Imperial Oil at its Sarnia, Ont, refinery as a draughtsman.

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Noah Anthony Timmins

Noah Anthony Timmins, mining executive (b at Mattawa, Canada W 31 Mar 1867; d at Palm Beach, Fla 23 Jan 1936). In association with his brother Henry, David DUNLAP and John and Duncan McMartin, Timmins acquired the LaRose silver

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Jerry Goodis

Over the years, the slogans produced by Goodis' firm have become Canadian catch-phrases. Examples include "We care about the shape you're in" (WonderBra), "Never so good for so little" (Swiss Chalet), and "Harvey's makes your hamburger a beautiful thing" (Harvey's).

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Sir William Vaughan

Sir William Vaughan, colonial promoter, author (b at Carmarthen, Wales 1575; d at Llangyndeyrn, Wales Aug 1641). Vaughan was one of the earliest advocates of Newfoundland as a practical and economically suitable place for English settlement.