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Mordecai Richler (1931 - 2001)

Mordecai Richler
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1920s - unknown)]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
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Canadian author Mordecai Richler wrote The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959), Solomon Gursky Was Here (1989) and Barney's Version (1998), among other works. In 1999 he was awarded the Order of Canada.

Born in 1931, he was the son of Moses Isaac Reichler and Lily Rosenberg. He married Catherine Boudreau in 1954.[1] After their divorce, he married Florence Mann (née Wood). He adopted her son Daniel and they had four other children together: Jacob, Noah, Martha and Emma.

He died in 2001 and was buried at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal.[2]

Research Notes

Birth record for Mordecai Richler:
Date: 27 Jan 1931;
Place: Royal Victoria Hospital;
Registered: 2 Feb 1931;
Father: Moses Isaac;
Mother: Lily née Rosenberg [3]


  1. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 October 2014), Mordecai Richler and null, 1954; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1954, quarter 3, vol. 5C, p. 2037, Hampstead, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 12 January 2020), memorial page for Mordecai Richler (27 Jan 1931–3 Jul 2001), Find A Grave: Memorial #7284679, citing Cimetière Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  3. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2008.

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