Andrew Hoffmann R.I.P.

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Andrew Hoffmann May 27, 1930 – March 12, 2014

Andrew HoffmannWe regret to announce that Andrew Hoffmann died at the Jewish General Hospital on Wednesday, 12 March 2014. He is sadly mourned by his wife of 54 years, Carol, his daughters Naomi (Alistair Barnes) and Susannah (the late Maury Chaykin), his granddaughters Gabrielle and Michaella Barnes and Rose Chaykin, and many relatives and friends
Andrew was born in Transylvania, moved to his second home, Israel, at the age of 18 and came to his beloved Montreal at the age of 26.
An architect and town planner, he worked on a number of projects in Montreal and was the principal planner for La Ronde at Expo ’67. He also enjoyed a rewarding career working on planning projects in Africa, India, Russia and Latin America, many for the Canadian International Development Agency.
A service in his memory will be held at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 18 March.

Dear Carol
Mary and I were shocked to open your greeting card today and learn of Andrew’s untimely passing. We retain great memories of our time in Montreal and knowing you and Andrew and regret we did get to see each other more often. Words will not heal your loss and that of your family, but please accept our deepest condolences. Canmore is not that far from Vancouver and should your travels West bring you to the coast do not hesitate to call so we could get together, raise a glass to Andrew and recount the good old days. All the best from Mary and me
Herb Auerbach,
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dear Carol,
I am so very sad to read of Andrew’s death. As you know, I first knew him when we were at Expo – where he was a legend in his own time. A clever, charming man who did so much for our beloved Montreal. Please accept my deepest sympathy. He and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Diana Nicholson,
Montreal, Quebec

One Comment on "Andrew Hoffmann R.I.P."

  1. Esther Vend-Larsen August 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm ·

    Dearest Carol, I found your letter from September 1966 and started looking for
    The Hoffmann family to get hold of you. The new media opens a whole new world.
    Why not try it.
    I am so sorry to see that you lost your husband died in 2014. He has really had a Bush job
    And left many great traces of modern arts Architecture all over the world.
    I lost Elimar in 1999 after 47 years of marriage.
    How are you doing to day? My youngest daughter, now 60, lives in Minnesota
    She married an American guy and has lived there for more than 30 years. It means many trips
    Over the Atlantic, also over Greenland and 🇨🇦.

    Hopefully, you see this news from an old friend, still going strong in Vejle in 🇩🇰

    Lots of love and Gods blessings to you?

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