Remembering John Bros

Oct 19

Remembering John Bros

1958 – 2018


John started in the leather goods industry with Buxton in 1981. At that time, Buxton was a division of Cooper Canada and owned by the Cooper family. Buxton was eventually sold to Charron Industries, where John continued to work until he left to work briefly for Accessory Concepts.  

In the early 90s, John joined Holiday Group and switched his focus from small leather goods to luggage, which proved to be the most enduring and successful part of his career. John worked at Holiday Group for 23 years as the Business Unit Manager of the Promotional Division. He remained at Holiday Group until 2015, when he retired to enjoy his time with family and friends.  

He was widely known and respected in the industry, serving as the President and on the board of the LLHA Association from 1996-2001.  

John was survived by two of his children, Erica and Kevin. Erica was a twin and her brother, Michael, died in infancy. John’s ashes will be interred at Michael’s grave. Erica and her husband Sam have a new baby girl, Valerie, who is now four months old. Valerie was the apple of John’s eye, and we are thankful he lived to spend some time with her. Kevin lives with his girlfriend, Cassie. 

John and Sharon had been married for 35 years. John was highly regarded by everyone he worked with and was loved by all. He will be truly missed.  

Condolences from the LL&A Magazine Team