Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sherman Family Proud Apotex Founder among Latest Order of Canada Inductees

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sherman Family Proud Apotex Founder among Latest Order of Canada Inductees

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Sherman family reacts to Order of Canada honour

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TORONTO - The family of Apotex founder Barry Sherman says they are proud he is being appointed to the Order of Canada.

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced 125 new appointments to Canada's highest civilian honour on Friday, a list heavy on Canadians with accomplishments in science and medicine.

Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in their Toronto home on Dec. 15, and their deaths have been deemed "suspicious."

Sherman's generic drug company made the couple among the wealthiest people in Canada.

Sherman was nominated for his entrepreneurship in the pharmaceutical industry as well as his philanthropic support of education and other charities.

The Order of Canada cannot be awarded to someone after their death, but Sherman was nominated more than six months ago. …

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