As a Canadian I'm quite happy to see WM go away. They never really committed to the Canadian market, never bothering (except one year) to produce a Canadian-priced catalog, and not even having Canadian pricing or shipping
from their website.
When they first opened up their Queens Quay store in Toronto they seemed to hire many knowledgable local boaters, which was great. I could go in and brainstorm an issue I was having. But over the years I noticed their staff slowly shift mostly to kids
(early 20-somethings), most of whom had no clue about the products they were selling.
I'm glad they're gone. Makes room for local chandlers who actually care about the people they serve.