Person    | Male  Born 29/10/1940  Died 12/4/2021

Galen Weston

Categories: Commerce, Philanthropy

Countries: Canada, Ireland

Businessman Willard Gordon Galen Weston was born in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, his father being a Canadian businessman. Having studied business Weston went to Dublin and set up his own grocery store which expanded into a chain of supermarkets. This was just the beginning of his success in business. In Dublin he met his wife Hilary Mary Frayne and they had two children: Alannah Elizabeth Weston (b.January 1972) and Willard Galen Garfield Weston (b.19 December 1972)

Our picture source gives details of his life and obituaries in both the Independant.ie and The Irish Times confirm that he died, aged 80 years, on 12 April 2021 in Toronto, Canada.

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Galen Weston

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Selfridges centenary

Selfridge & Co. Limited Unveiled in 2009 by Galen, Hilary and Alannah Wes...

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Selfridges

Selfridges

Department store created by Harry Selfridge. The flagship store opened on 15 March 1909. In 1951 it was acquired by Lewis's and then in 1965 by the Sears Group. In 2003 the chain was acquired by Ga...

Group, Commerce

3 memorials
Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange was established by Thomas Gresham in 1566, following his, and his father's, favourable experiences of the Antwerp Bourse as a place where merchants could arrange credit and loans...

Building, Commerce

1 memorial
Sunlight Wharf

Sunlight Wharf

The Sunlight Wharf building was constructed 1906 and specialised in storage of furs, silk and tinned fruit.  The last working crane on the city waterfront was operated by LEP Transport Ltd at Sunli...

Building, Commerce

1 memorial
David Viscount de Stern

David Viscount de Stern

Banker. Born in Frankfurt. Brother to Herman Stern, husband to Sophia and father of Edward and Sydney.  In 1869 the King of Portugal conferred the title of Viscount on him in recognition of the wor...

Person, Commerce, Germany, Portugal

2 memorials
Business Design Centre

Business Design Centre

An exhibition venue and conference centre with showrooms and offices, in Upper Street Islington. The Business Design Centre is a Grade II listed building, which was originally opened, on Liverpool...

Group, Commerce, Craft / Design

1 memorial