Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. today at the Paperman & Sons funeral home in Montreal for Herschel Victor, chairman and chief executive officer of Jack Victor, a leading Canadian men’s tailored clothing company. He died Friday at his home in Montreal, according to the Paperman Web site. No cause of death or age was provided.
He spent his entire career at Jack Victor Ltd., which was founded in 1913 by his father, the late Jack Victor. Herschel Victor took over the helm of the company 53 years ago and remained ceo until his death. He was one of the clothing industry’s key figures, respected for his work ethic and attention to quality. Jack Victor employs 700 people at its Montreal office and manufacturing facility, which produces all of the company’s clothing. About 70 percent of the suits, sport coats, trousers and tuxedos are exported to the U.S., U.K., Puerto Rico and Central America. The company also recently began distributing product in Russia and the Far East.
Herschel Victor was involved in many charitable endeavors including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Federation CJA, the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. He was singled out for many awards including the McGill Lifetime Achievement Award, the Golden Jubilee Medal of Canada, the Governor General’s Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canada, The Order of Canada, and an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, McGill University.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Christine Goldman, as well as his children, Gail and Alan, and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Montreal, 514-744-5537, or to the charity of your choice.