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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Faurer (1907-1975)

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Charles Faurer
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Architect.

Born at Winnipeg on 20 May 1907, son of Max Albert Faurer (1877-1945) and Rachel Rosenthal (c1881-1971), he graduated with an Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba. In 1962, he partnered with Myer Kurnarsky in the architectural firm of Kurnarsky and Faurer. He also designed theatrical and choir sets. He was a member of B'nai B'rith and Manitoba Association of Architects. He died at his Winnipeg home, 1L-525 Lanark Street, on 14 February 1975 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. He was survived by wife Lillian Faurer (c1918-2001) and their daughter, Marcia-Anne Faurer (c1953-1995).

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Rosh Pina Synagogue

123 Matheson Avenue East, Winnipeg

1952

 

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Marriage registration [Max Faurer, Ray Rosenthal], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Drama group scores with one-act plays,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 November 1944, page 3.

Death registration [Max Albert Faurer], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Kurnarsky and Faurer,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 June 1962, page 37.

Obituary [Rachel Faurer], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 1971, page 14.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1975, page 41.

Obituary [Lillian Faurer], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 2001.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2021

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