Louie, Tong

LOUIE, Tong, entrepreneur (b 1 Mar 1914, Vancouver; d 28 Apr 1998, Vancouver). He was the son of Hok Yat Louie, founder of a VANCOUVER grocery. When his father died suddenly in 1934, Tong interrupted his education to join the family business. Under his leadership H.Y. Louie Group grew and diversified. In 1955 it purchased the franchise for IGA grocery stores in BC, adding Dominion stores in 1968 and LONDON DRUGS in 1976. Louie's son Brandt took over presidency of the company in 1987. Louie...

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