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ELMITT, Michael W.

Published:Jun 10, 2014

Event Date:Jun 09, 2014

 

Michael W. ELMITT Michael W. R.C.A.

ELMITT, Professor Emeritus Michael W. R.C.A. It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Elmitt announces his passing after a short stay in hospital. He is predeceased by his parents C. William Elmitt and Theresa M. Elmitt. Left to mourn are his loving wife of 48 years, Audrey, their children Sasha (Elie) and Simon (Wynne) and his grandchildren Portia, Nolan, Chloe and Ava. Left to mourn in England are his sister Susan (Dick) and brother-in-law Ian. He will be greatly missed by many friends, colleagues and students. Mike left a distinguished career in the UK as a designer to come to Canada in 1969. He joined the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture in 1971 where he worked until retiring in 2007. He had a passion for teaching and was a mentor to many students over the years. Michael's work has been well documented in numerous design journals. As a design consultant, his work in the UK and Canada has included concepts for the automobile, shipping and aircraft as well as producing products for exhibition, graphics and small boat design. Throughout his life, he also had a passion for rowing. As a young man he participated at the Royal Henley Regatta and later became a coach locally at the Cambridge Rowing Club. A private ceremony will take place for the immediate family with a Celebration of Life Ceremony on October 18, 2014. Details will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mike Elmitt Memorial Scholarship Fund care of Salman Jivani in the Development Office at the University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, N2L 3G1, (519) 888-4567 Ext 38140. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home (519-621-1650).

 

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Waterloo Region Record

Location: Cambridge

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