Resolution on the Death of
Professor John Schreiber, 1921 - 2002

Courtesy of the School of Architecture

Professor John Schreiber died peacefully on the 21st of February, 2002, at Taybarn, the home he built in Perth, Ontario. He was born and raised in Poland, but at the start of the Second World War he escaped to England where he served in the Polish Navy under British Command. When he was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant in 1946, he traveled to Scotland to study architecture at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 1951 and emigrating to Canada soon after. He joined the staff of the School of Architecture at McGill in 1953 and although he retired officially from teaching in 1987, his relationship with the School never ended.