Memorial for Barry and Honey Sherman to be Held in Mississauga

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A memorial service for a wealthy and prominent Toronto couple whose deaths are considered suspicious will be held tomorrow in Mississauga.

The Benjamin Park Memorial Chapel recently announced the services for Barry and Honey Sherman will take place at the International Centre in Malton on Thursday, Dec. 21 starting at 11:00 am.

The Shermans were found dead at a home in the York Mills area on Friday, Dec. 15.

Toronto police say post-mortem examinations have indicated that the cause of death for both Shermans was ligature neck compression.

Some reports have indicated that the deaths may have been the result of a murder-suicide, but this has not been proven.

Barry Sherman, 75, was the founder of pharmaceutical giant Apotex. He started the company in 1974 and grew it into the largest Canadian-owned drug company. Canadian Business magazine recently assessed his fortune at $4.77 billion, making him the 15th richest person in the country.

The Shermans were also actively involved in non-profit charitable causes as well as political fundraising, having hosted a fundraiser for Justin Trudeau back in 2015.

The prime minister will be in attendance for the memorial service, along with family, friends, and other dignitaries, such as Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory.

Well wishes for the family can be entered on this online memorial book set up by the chapel.

For now, this has become a real life murder mystery of tragic circumstances.

Toronto Police Service Homicide has taken the lead in the suspicious death investigation. More details will perhaps become available as the investigation unfolds.

Cover photo courtesy of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Facebook page

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