The LID Company and Krown Produce Announce Passing of Leslie Dubé

The LID Company and Krown Produce Announce Passing of Leslie Dubé

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - It is with a heavy heart that we report the recent passing of Leslie (Les) Dubé, Founder of Krown Produce, The LID Company, and their parent company Concorde Group Corp.

Dubé was a self-made success story whose generosity and commitment to making a difference have left a lasting impact. Honored by his country as Member of the Order of Canada, as well as by his province with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, Dubé was a man of deep compassion who took great pride in his Saskatchewan roots.

Dubé’s business acumen was renowned across a variety of industries and sectors. Together with his wife Irene, he built a number of successful businesses in various jurisdictions, inspiring countless individuals along the way. But produce was the beginning with Dubé founding the LID Company in 1967 and in 1991 starting Krown Produce.

"My father's commitment to philanthropy and community building has left an indelible mark on all of us,” L. David Dubé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Concorde Group Corp., shared in a release. “His devotion to making a positive impact on society will continue to inspire us as we honor his memory and carry forward his legacy of giving. As we mourn the loss of a visionary leader and dedicated philanthropist—my father—we pledge to continue supporting the causes that were near and dear to Les's heart.”

Dubé was not only a visionary businessman but a devoted, passionate philanthropist. A man of great faith, he and his wife Irene were lifelong believers in sharing. Their commitment to generosity empowered countless charitable organizations and initiatives to thrive, leaving a legacy of love and kindness. From supporting all aspects of healthcare, universities, and poverty initiatives to championing mental health and animal causes, his philanthropic endeavors have touched the lives of countless individuals and communities. Faith based charities, not limited to his own Catholic faith, were of particular focus for him.

Our hearts go out to all those who were fortunate enough to know and love this industry great.