Harris Steel Group founder, CEO Milton Harris dies after battle with cancer

TORONTO (CP) – Milton Harris, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Harris Steel Group Inc. has died after recently being diagnosed with cancer. Harris was 77.
Harris, who died Saturday, “was a modern day renaissance man with a special genius for commerce,” his nephew John Harris said Monday in a release. “His contribution to the Canadian steel industry has been immeasurable,” said John Harris, who has been appointed CEO and chairman of the Toronto-based company.
“I believe his greatest talent in business was to empower and mentor so many of us. As a result Milt leaves behind a great organization led by a robust and deep management team. I know that building on the foundation left to us by my uncle will be the greatest medicine for the grief we are feeling today.”
Harris Steel operates as a steel trading business, purchasing steel from mills and fabricating that steel into a variety of products for sale to its customers.

Roughly the same article also ran in the National Post The obituary is here and roughly the same obit ran in the Toronto Star as well.
Excerpted here:
HARRIS, Milton E., O.C. Born July 26, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. Died peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2005, after a short illness fought with courage. […] Contributions may be made to the Native Men’s Residence (Na-Me-Res) (416)652-0334 or The Jewish National Fund for trees in Israel (416)638-7200. A fine man who gave charity at all times.

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