Robert Leith, who had a long and successful career in Canada’s printing industry, passed away at age 81 in Toronto on May 28, 2014.
Leith was the founder of The Laird Group, which grew into one of the most highly respected operations in the competitive Toronto printing market. The company was well known for its investment in cutting-edge technology and became one of the first printing operations in Canada to install Indigo presses.
Leith was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and moved to Canada in 1948 with his parents, Andrew and Helen, settling in Toronto. Leith was the husband of Greta for almost 60 years with their marriage in 1954, two years after she also moved from Scotland to Canada. Lieth is survived by two children and four grandchildren.