Moreau, Gilbert

MOREAU, Gilbert (1919-1982) was born in St. Marc, Co. Vercheres, Que. on 15 October 1919 and studied classics and arts at the college in St. Hyacinthe, Que. where he graduated in 1939. He moved to Montreal to attend the local Ecole des Beaux Arts from 1940 to 1946, then joined the office of Martineau & Talbot where he trained in 1946-47, and later worked for Edgar Courchesne from 1947. After opening his own office in Montreal in 1949 he obtained an important commission to carry out major alterations and improvements to the interior of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Basilica, Queen Mary Road, MONTREAL, QUE. 1950-51 (Montreal, Les Eglises, 1981, 286-95, illus.). This project also included making modifications to the adjacent monastery, and rearranging the sacristy in the basilica. Moreau died at Laval, Que. near Montreal on 21 October 1982 (inf. Province of Quebec Assoc. of Architects)