May 31, 2016
Gerald George Englar passed away on May 15 at the age of 80.

Trained as a Landscape Architect at Michigan State University and Harvard University, Englar worked in private practice and was also a tenured professor at the University of Toronto where he retired in 1994. Englar maintained relationships with many Landscape Ontario members over the years.

As a senior in high school, Englar decided to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture after a life changing conversation with his oldest brother Bill. Among Englar’s many great passions were art, music and gardening; Landscape Architecture combined them all.

Englar was a prolific painter and many of his great works depicted panoramic landscapes and structures from his home on the Toronto Islands.

Englar could often be heard singing and playing the horn or the ukulele. He played weekly with his buddies on music nights and was always up for a good street parade or protest about politics or the environment.

To the end, Englar exuded a positive attitude and an appreciation of life. He lived with cancer for 23 years and instead of allowing this disease to define him and beat him down, he embraced the challenge and experienced every moment to its fullest.

Englar is survived by his wife Leida, his children John and Alison, his two brothers Bill and Rick and many adoring family members and friends.

Gerald George Englar