John Dunne, former chair and CEO at A & P Canada, has passed away. Dunne was born in Tipperary, Ireland in 1939. His career in grocery began as a “bag boy” at A&P in 1958, where he spent his career until his retirement. His many achievements include being named the Ileitis and Colitis Foundation Man of the Year in 1987; he was a 1997 Golden Pencil Award recipient and Irish Person of the Year (Ireland Fund of Canada) in 1996. He was also recently inducted into the Grocery Business Hall of Fame.