Wallace McCain

About Wallace McCain

Birth Day: April 09, 1930
Birth Place: Canada
Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater: Mount Allison University
Occupation: executive
Known for: Co-founder of McCain Foods Limited
Spouse(s): Margaret McCain
Relatives: Harrison McCain, brother (deceased) Andrew McCain, brother (deceased) Michael McCain, son
Awards: Order of Canada Order of New Brunswick

Wallace McCain

Wallace McCain was born on April 09, 1930 in Canada. Forced out of McCain Foods' day-to-day operations in the 1990s after family feud; remains vice chairman with one-third stake in the company, which is the world's largest producer of frozen french fries. Took over meat processor Maple Leaf Foods, where son Michael is chief, in 1995. This year, disputes erupted among shareholders concerning whether directors are too closely involved on a personal level with McCain family. Donates to philanthropic causes like National Ballet School of Canada and National Gallery of Canada.
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As per our current Database, Wallace McCain has been died on May 13, 2011(2011-05-13) (aged 81)\nToronto, Ontario.

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When Wallace McCain die, Wallace McCain was 81 years old.

Popular As Wallace McCain
Occupation Food and Beverage
Age 81 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born April 09, 1930 (Canada)
Birthday April 09
Town/City Canada
Nationality Canada

🌙 Zodiac

Wallace McCain’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Wallace McCain was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

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Born in Florenceville, New Brunswick, to the owner of a seed potato exporting Business, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in 1951.


McCain co-founded McCain Foods Limited in 1956 with his brother Harrison McCain, building it into one of the world's largest frozen food companies. In the 1990s a prolonged legal dispute between Harrison and Wallace over succession to the company leadership ended with the departure of Wallace's sons Michael and Scott McCain from McCain Foods. Father and son moved to Maple Leaf Foods.


In 1995, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for being "one of Atlantic Canada's most notable entrepreneurs" and was promoted to Companion in 2008. In 1993, he was inducted into Canadian Business Hall of Fame and the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2003, he was awarded the Order of New Brunswick.


Wallace and Harrison were estranged after the fallout from their McCain Foods dispute. In 2004 there was rapprochement between the brothers when Wallace visited Harrison who was sick in the hospital. Wallace has also been a confidante to McCain Foods' non-family executives who now run the firm. [1]


McCain died on May 13, 2011 of pancreatic cancer. He was 81. He was residing in Toronto, Ontario at the time of his death.

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