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It is with great sadness that the family of Morrie Rohrlick marks his passing, on February 4, 2014, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Morrie was born in Montreal on February 14, 1928, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from McGill University and a Master's in Art Education degree from Concordia University. He was a noted artist who taught at Concordia for 20 years, following a successful career in shopping center development with the Ivanhoe Corporation (Steinberg's) and as a consultant.
Morrie's paintings are represented in the collection of Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Art Sales & Rental Gallery, as well as in international collections. He held many solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the United States and received numerous honours and awards for his work, including Gold and Silver medals and a trophy for outstanding work from the Cercle des Artists Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec.
As a Manhattan Arts reviewer commented, "Morrie Rohrlick takes colored pencil and acrylics on paper and the subjects of still life and deftly transforms them into realistic, magnificent celebrations of color." Morrie's artwork reflects the joy he took in life, his intellectual curiosity, his love of travel and nature, his sense of humour, and his lively and generous spirit.
He will be very much missed by his wife, Ruth Rohrlick (née Hendelman); his children, Paula Rohrlick, and her husband Fred Solomon; Adam Rohrlick and his partner Beverley Biggs, and Peter Rorlick and his wife Penny Bloch; his grandchildren, Sam Solomon, Joanna Solomon, Miles Rohrlick, and Luke Rorlick; his sister Estelle Liberman (née Rohrlich), and brother-in-law John Liberman, and their children, Ellen Liberman, Jill Gallner, and Laurie Nadolny; and his niece, Ilene Bell. He was predeceased by his beloved sister Marcia Bell (née Rohrlich), her husband Joe Bell, and their son Eric.
A celebration of Morrie's life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont. Those wishing to remember Morrie are invited to make a donation to a charity of their choice.

Published in Montreal Gazette from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2014
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