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Ray Wolfe

Ray Wolfe joined the family wholesale food company, and with vision and business acumen, transformed it into The Oshawa Group. founded the Canadian Jewish News and was its first president. The company became one of the country’s largest food-drug-department store businesses and a supplier to IGA supermarkets from coast to coast. Oshawa went public in 1957 and entered the retail trade in 1971. It had assets of about $800 million and more than 100 food stores under the banners IGA Dutch Boy, and Food City. In 1980, he was made a member of the Order of Canada. Wolfe passed away in 1990.