Avmor Announces Passing of its Founder

January 9, 2019



Avrum (Avi) Morrow, a philanthropist and founder of Avmor Ltd—a Canadian provider of professional cleaning solutions focusing on green cleaning solutions—passed away at age 93.

Morrow founded Avmor in 1948 with his brother-in-law, Henry Chinks, and was widely recognized for his accomplishments in both the sanitation industry and the broader community. He made history when he was the first person from the sanitation industry to be named to the Order of Canada. This distinction, the highest honor for a civilian in Canada, was a tribute to Morrow’s achievement in business and his lifetime of dedication to the community. He was awarded the Sam Tughan Achievement Award by the CSSA in 1993, the highest honor in the sanitary supply industry in Canada.

An instrumental force establishing Avmor as an important partner for ISSA as early as 1950, Morrow received ISSA’s Jack D. Ramaley award in 1998. This honor is bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the cleaning and maintenance industry through their innovation, professionalism, leadership, elevation of industry standards, promotion of the association’s growth and development, unselfish dedication without personal gain, and emulation of the ISSA Code of Ethics.

Morrow is survived by Dora, his wife of 71 years, his daughter Juli, his two granddaughters, and his many nieces and nephews.


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