Honey and Barry Sherman’s bodies were found in the basement of their $7 million home in Toronto’s affluent North York neighborhood by a real estate agent preparing the mansion for an open house.
Barry Sherman, 75, the founder of Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex, was one of the richest people in the world. Forbes estimated his net worth at $3.2 billion, good for the 12th spot on the list of the richest Canadians. He’d appeared on Forbes list of the world’s billionaires for the past 15 years.
And the Shermans were generous with their largesse, doling out tens of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals and the United Jewish Appeal, according to the Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper. Honey Sherman was a board member of several institutions: York University, the Baycrest Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital. She had been chair of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and the Holocaust Education Centre.
They are survived by their four children, including one who just gave them a grandchild.
(c) 2017, The Washington Post · Cleve R. Wootson Jr.