Paul Golbert, the founder of Pajar Canada, passed away on Dec. 25, at the age of 92. Pajar Canada, founded in 1963, is a five-generation family-owned footwear and outerwear company based in Montreal. Golbert was born in France in a shoemaking family, and emigrated to Canada in the 1950s, starting out as a footwear sales rep. He launched his own business in 1963, calling it Pajar Canada as a portmanteau word for his own name, Paul, that of his son Jacques, and his wife's name, Rachel. The business was initially an importer of European shoes for the Canadian market. In the 1970s, Golbert opened his own factory in Québec. Today, Pajar Canada produces performance fashion footwear, outerwear and accessories made in Canada as well as in Italy, Portugal and Asia. The company distributes Bruno Magli, the Italian luxury shoe brand, in Canada, and it recently took on the global license for Kendall and Kylie Jenner's footwear line. It has also opened several retail locations in Canada. The company's president and chief executive is the 66-year-old Jacques Golbert, Paul's son, who became chief executive in 1985. His three children – Michel, Elise and David – are all working with him.