In Passing: Henry Yorke Mann

Henry Yorke Mann Architect AIBC, passed away on April 2, 2015.  He was surrounded by family and friends in his home the ‘Manndela,’ after experiencing a series of strokes in Oliver, BC at the age of 84.

“Henry Yorke Mann was an architect who understood the true spirit of architecture and lived fully in the Way of clarity and directness that embodied this understanding. Drawing inspiration from his friendships with former architect and poet Bud Wood and with painter Jack Wise, Henry forged a singular and powerful style that set him apart from his contemporaries. Through a deeply meditative and thoughtful process, he created spaces embodying a sense of presence and meaning rarely found in contemporary architecture. His characteristically dense detailing and profound exploration of archetypal forms produced timeless works of great personal and universal resonance. For Henry, the place of the architect is alongside great composers, musicians, painters and poets who aspire to fully express the beauty, depth and mystery of humanity. Both his built work and the loving memory of his genuine and generous character embody his ideal.” ~Norman Goddard

Join friends and family to Celebrate the Life of Henry Yorke Mann, Sunday, April 26, 11:00am-3:00pm at their home, 222 Old Camp McKinney Road Oliver, BC. Memorial contributions may be sent to Desert Valley Hospice Society, PO Box 1261, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0 or online at
Published: April 16, 2015
By: © 2015 Henry Yorke Mann Architect B.arch. MAIBC. MRAIC., Newsletter

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