Funeral details for North York billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman

News Dec 19, 2017 by Fannie Sunshine North York Mirror

The funeral for a billionaire couple found dead in their North York home will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21.

In a posting on Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel’s website, the service for Barry and Honey Sherman will take place at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. in Mississauga, at 11 a.m. A private burial and visitation will follow.

The pharmaceutical mogul, 75, who founded generic drug giant Apotex, and his wife, 70, were found lifeless inside their Old Colony Road home on Friday, Dec. 15. Toronto police said post-mortem examinations determined the couple died by ligature neck compression.

Though the homicide unit has taken over the investigation, which police has labelled suspicious, investigators said they are not looking for any suspects.

In a posting to its website, Apotex, which has its global head office near Weston Road and Steeles Avenue, acknowledged the “unexpected passing” of its founder.

“From its humble two-employee, 5,000-square-feet beginning in Toronto, the company Dr. Sherman founded grew into a global pharmaceutical organization that today employs more than 11,000 people in research, development, manufacturing and distribution in facilities around the world,” the posting said.

An outpouring of condolences flooded in shortly after news of the couple’s death broke, including from Mayor John Tory.

“On behalf of all Toronto residents, I want to express my deepest condolences to the Sherman family,” he posted on Twitter. “I am shocked and heartbroken to learn that Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their home today. I have had the privilege of knowing them both well for many years.”

The Shermans were very generous with their enormous wealth, which benefitted a number of North York projects. Through their philanthropy, York University established the Sherman Health Science Research Centre at its Keele Street and Steeles Avenue campus. The couple also helped to create the Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged, a 472-bed, long-term care facility at Baycrest, near Bathurst Street and Highway 401.

They also gave lavishly to the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto, which recently broke ground on the second phase of the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre on the Sherman Campus on Bathurst Street, north of Sheppard Avenue.


Funeral details for North York billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman

Couple found dead inside their Old Colony Road home

News Dec 19, 2017 by Fannie Sunshine North York Mirror

The funeral for a billionaire couple found dead in their North York home will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21.

In a posting on Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel’s website, the service for Barry and Honey Sherman will take place at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. in Mississauga, at 11 a.m. A private burial and visitation will follow.

The pharmaceutical mogul, 75, who founded generic drug giant Apotex, and his wife, 70, were found lifeless inside their Old Colony Road home on Friday, Dec. 15. Toronto police said post-mortem examinations determined the couple died by ligature neck compression.

Though the homicide unit has taken over the investigation, which police has labelled suspicious, investigators said they are not looking for any suspects.

In a posting to its website, Apotex, which has its global head office near Weston Road and Steeles Avenue, acknowledged the “unexpected passing” of its founder.

“From its humble two-employee, 5,000-square-feet beginning in Toronto, the company Dr. Sherman founded grew into a global pharmaceutical organization that today employs more than 11,000 people in research, development, manufacturing and distribution in facilities around the world,” the posting said.

An outpouring of condolences flooded in shortly after news of the couple’s death broke, including from Mayor John Tory.

“On behalf of all Toronto residents, I want to express my deepest condolences to the Sherman family,” he posted on Twitter. “I am shocked and heartbroken to learn that Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their home today. I have had the privilege of knowing them both well for many years.”

The Shermans were very generous with their enormous wealth, which benefitted a number of North York projects. Through their philanthropy, York University established the Sherman Health Science Research Centre at its Keele Street and Steeles Avenue campus. The couple also helped to create the Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged, a 472-bed, long-term care facility at Baycrest, near Bathurst Street and Highway 401.

They also gave lavishly to the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto, which recently broke ground on the second phase of the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre on the Sherman Campus on Bathurst Street, north of Sheppard Avenue.


Funeral details for North York billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman

Couple found dead inside their Old Colony Road home

News Dec 19, 2017 by Fannie Sunshine North York Mirror

The funeral for a billionaire couple found dead in their North York home will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21.

In a posting on Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel’s website, the service for Barry and Honey Sherman will take place at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. in Mississauga, at 11 a.m. A private burial and visitation will follow.

The pharmaceutical mogul, 75, who founded generic drug giant Apotex, and his wife, 70, were found lifeless inside their Old Colony Road home on Friday, Dec. 15. Toronto police said post-mortem examinations determined the couple died by ligature neck compression.

Though the homicide unit has taken over the investigation, which police has labelled suspicious, investigators said they are not looking for any suspects.

In a posting to its website, Apotex, which has its global head office near Weston Road and Steeles Avenue, acknowledged the “unexpected passing” of its founder.

“From its humble two-employee, 5,000-square-feet beginning in Toronto, the company Dr. Sherman founded grew into a global pharmaceutical organization that today employs more than 11,000 people in research, development, manufacturing and distribution in facilities around the world,” the posting said.

An outpouring of condolences flooded in shortly after news of the couple’s death broke, including from Mayor John Tory.

“On behalf of all Toronto residents, I want to express my deepest condolences to the Sherman family,” he posted on Twitter. “I am shocked and heartbroken to learn that Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their home today. I have had the privilege of knowing them both well for many years.”

The Shermans were very generous with their enormous wealth, which benefitted a number of North York projects. Through their philanthropy, York University established the Sherman Health Science Research Centre at its Keele Street and Steeles Avenue campus. The couple also helped to create the Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged, a 472-bed, long-term care facility at Baycrest, near Bathurst Street and Highway 401.

They also gave lavishly to the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto, which recently broke ground on the second phase of the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre on the Sherman Campus on Bathurst Street, north of Sheppard Avenue.