July 18th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Billionaire businessman James K. Irving dead at 96

By The Canadian Press on June 21, 2024.

James Irving, CEO of J.D. Irving Ltd., has died at the age of 96. Irving, left, chats with then-Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil at a meeting of New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers in Charlottetown, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

ST. JOHN, N.B. – The family of Canadian billionaire businessman James K. Irving has announced his death at the age of 96, just over a month after the death of his younger brother, Arthur.

They were sons of New Brunswick industrialist K.C. Irving and were among Canada’s richest people.

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