Francis Buckley, Canadian business executive, Died at 94


Francis (Frank) C. Buckley, was born on April 8, 1921, and died on February 1, 2016.

He was a Canadian business executive.

Francis Buckley was president and spokesperson for the Buckley’s company.

The company was founded by his adoptive father W.K. Buckley, in 1920.

And in 2005, the company was sold to Novartis.

He was a Member of the Order of Canada for being “an inspiring example of how one can positively influence the lives of many”, in 2003.

Francis began his career in the family business as a traveling door to door salesman for three years.

Following his job at his family business as a salesman, he took a position in the Management department.

Mr.Buckley was more drawn to broadcast media, finance, and administration type of business whilst William was first and foremost a salesman; this dynamic element between the father-son combo proved to be an extremely and immensely effective tandem.

However, William K. Buckley died in 1978.

He assumed his adoptive father’s position in the family business as the president.

In the mid-1980s, he was the spokesman for Buckley’s.

He first came on the scene as the spokesman when the company implemented the satirically honest ad campaign that owned up to Buckley’s “awful taste”. This campaign was featured on many television and radio commercials.

Because of Buckley’s time and success as the company’s spokesman on the many featured commercials, he became a recognizable public figure.

Buckley served as the Proprietary Association of Canada’s president and had an interest in the pharmaceutical industry.

Francis Buckley passed away at 94 yrs old.