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Gustavo DA ROZA Obituary (2022)

GUSTAVO URIEL DA ROZA Gustavo Uriel da Roza handed away peacefully in his residence in Surrey, British Columbia on April 24, 2022, on the age of 89. Gustavo (identified all through his life as Gus) was born on February 24, 1933, to Gustavo Uriel da Roza Sr. and Cecilia Maria Alves in Hong Kong. After graduating with First Class Honors from the College of Hong Kong in 1955, he was invited to show on the College of California in Berkeley and later, on the College of Manitoba the place he acted as head of the College of Structure for a few years. Along with his tutorial work, Gus maintained a busy and lively architectural follow for over fifty years. Success in quite a few competitions and design awards led to his work being exhibited throughout Canada, the USA, Europe and the Far East together with the World Expo of 1967 in Montreal. His most notable work in Canada is the Winnipeg Artwork Gallery the place Gus hosted Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden on the grand opening in 1971. Gus was elected fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1973 for his distinction in design and training. Gus devoted a lot of his time to the Portuguese neighborhood in Winnipeg all through most of his skilled life. In 1970, he was appointed by the Governor of Portugal to function Honorary Consul Basic of Portugal in Winnipeg, taking part as an lively member of the Consular Corps and its Vice Dean within the Nineteen Eighties. In 1985, he was adorned by the President of Portugal because the Comendador of the Order of Prince Henry for excellence in structure and architectural training, and for his service to the Portuguese neighborhood. In 1988, Gus was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for distinction within the architectural career, and contributions to Canada and humanity at massive. He was adorned by the Governor Basic once more in 1992 for his skilled work, and accomplished particular tasks in celebration of the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of Canada. Gus was a frontrunner inside the neighborhood of Canadian architects and artists. He served on the Canadian Housing Design Council and as its Nationwide Chairman within the Nineteen Seventies. In recognition of his design work as an artist, Gus was awarded the Senior Arts Award from the Canada Council in 1975. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in Vancouver in recognition of his excellent neighborhood service and contributions to structure and instructing , and in 2012, he obtained the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2009, he was conferred an honorary doctorate diploma by the Catholic College of Portugal and the Inter-College Institute of Macau for his affect on Canadian structure within the twentieth century. Outdoors of Gus’s skilled life, he pursued his love of horses by touring throughout Canada along with his household to equestrian competitions and serving as Chairman of the Manitoba Horse Council. After greater than thirty years of instructing and working towards structure in Winnipeg, Gus and Gloria relocated to Vancouver the place he continued his non-public follow with a give attention to tasks on the West Coast and within the Far East. In Hong Kong, he loved attending horse races on the Hong Kong Jockey Membership and spending time along with his many buddies, reminiscing about his father’s (Gustavo Senior’s) victories as a jockey within the Twenties. In his later years, Gus pursued his inventive ardour for portray, publishing a number of authentic watercolor works of the cities and locations the place he lived and labored all through his illustrious profession. Regrettably, he was unable to finish his e-book of authentic work of his kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gus is survived by Gloria, his lovely spouse of 60 years, his fantastic kids, a number of grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, in addition to his sisters and households all through the USA. Anybody who met Gus will keep in mind his loud voice, infectious giggle and his skill to make buddies with everybody. His influence on the architectural, inventive and Portuguese neighborhood might be fondly remembered by many. Gus might be sorely missed.

Revealed by The Globe and Mail from Might 14 to Might 18, 2022.

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