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Premier Offers Condolences To Mirvish Family

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Premier Offers Condolences To Mirvish Family

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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today released the following statement regarding the passing of Ed Mirvish:

"As Premier of Ontario, and on behalf of 13 million Ontarians, it is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Ed Mirvish, a dynamic entrepreneur, generous philanthropist and devoted family man. Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Ed Mirvish loved Toronto and had great pride for our province. From the landmark store at Bloor and Bathurst to his leadership in rejuvenating live theatre in Toronto, he made the community more vibrant and more prosperous.

His greatest reward in achieving success was the opportunity it gave him to help others. For decades, he helped countless families enjoy the holidays by donating food to those in need. In doing so, he set an example for corporate giving that was ahead of its time.

His community service earned him the highest official honours, such as the Order of Canada. But to so many people he will be remembered for the simple qualities he showed every day -- generous, hard-working and, most of all, honest.

Honest Ed will be greatly missed, but always fondly remembered."

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