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.