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Steve A. Stavro, C.M.

Toronto, Ontario [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 30, 1992; Invested on October 21, 1992

Beginning with a corner grocery store in east-end Toronto, he has developed his business into a modern system of food merchandising, emulated by manufacturers and competitors around the world. His commercial success translates into support for charitable and cultural organizations. In addition, he is well-known for his involvement in sports, particularly for his part in giving soccer an increasingly higher profile in Canada.

Deceased on April 23, 2006