Mitch Joel WARNING... LONG RANT! It takes a lot for me to both get angry and publish about it. Canada’s…
Andrew Hoffmann R.I.P.
Andrew Hoffmann May 27, 1930 – March 12, 2014
We 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.
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
Vancouver, British Columbia
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.