“The luxury retail industry has lost a great visionary. His energy electrified those of us who were lucky enough to work alongside him to reimagine what customer experience could be,” his daughter, Alannah Weston, who is the chairman of Selfridges Group, said in a statement.
Weston retired as chairman of George Weston Limited in 2016 to devote more time to his philanthropic endeavors. He was married to his wife, Hilary Weston, for 55 years.
“My father’s greatest gift was inspiring those around him to achieve more than they thought possible. In our business and in his life he built a legacy of extraordinary accomplishment and joy,” his son, Galen G. Weston, chairman and CEO of George Weston Limited, said in a statement.