Ignat Kaneff

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Ignat Kaneff CM OOnt (born Bulgarian: Игнат Христов Кънев; 6 October 1926 – 12 July 2020) was a Bulgarian-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist. He was born in Gorno Ablanovo, Bulgaria. In December 2016, Kaneff was named a Member of the Order of Canada.[1]

He was also involved in the car trade. He became a General Motors dealer, becoming successful enough to be invited by the president of the company to dinner in Detroit.[2] He was the owner of six golf courses and a large construction company in Canada.

Kaneff died on 12 July 2020, aged 93.[3]

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  1. "Order of Canada's newest appointees include Paralympian, Supreme Court judge and astrophysicist". CBC News, 30 December 2016.
  2. Игнат Канев: Дарих 2000 долара за болница и изведнъж станах "някой", в-к "24 часа", 15.10.2012
  3. "Canadian billionaire of Bulgarian origin Ignat Kanev has died Society News from Bulgaria and the World, MBS News, 13.07.2020". Archived from the original on 2020-07-12. Retrieved 2020-07-13.