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ROBERT DONALD GOLD

Date of Passing: Feb 24, 2021

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ROBERT DONALD GOLD

Bob passed away at home on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
A longer notice will follow when restrictions are lifted and a larger memorial service can be held at Westminster United Church.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Gold, a truly gifted teacher. I studied "Ancient Art and Architecture" with Dr. Gold in the 1980s at the University of Winnipeg. He supplemented his teaching with an extensive range of slides showing the incredible remains from Ancient Greece and Rome, in a time before the Internet when such images were scarce. He taught with great joy and enthusiasm, and had a deep knowledge on this topic. He once said, somewhat disingenuously I think, that anyone could teach at university, but that it takes a truly talented teacher to work in the public schools. Dr. Gold, a force for good in this world, will be deeply missed by all those that he met, and especially those who were blessed by his teaching; God bless his soul. - Posted by: Kevin Jon Johnson (Former Student) on: Mar 09, 2021

  • As a 1st year student in the early 1980's I still remember the pure joy imparted by Dr. Gold during his lectures. I not only pursued a degree in Classical Studies but married a Classicist! Thank you Dr. Gold! - Posted by: Catherine Cleveland (former student) on: Mar 09, 2021

  • Surely Dr. Bob is walking in the Elyssian Fields! Besides having excellent pedagogical organization, he brought joy to the mundane task of Greek declensions, was a fountain of stories that gave meaning to the texts and brought mirth and affection to all of his classes. I learned how to be a teacher by being his student and am forever grateful for his knowledge and his friendship. Heartfelt consolations to Linda and family. - Posted by: Karen Zoppa (Former Student/Colleague) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Never did the phrase "a gentleman and scholar" capture the spirit of a colleague more aptly than for Bob Gold. The qualities of kindness and scholarly zeal were consummate. Bob Gold was a shining presence at the University. He was a leaven. We were both Fellows of United College and took joy is attending Convocations and chatting. The University's obituary includes his colleague, Jane Cahill's speech on the occasion of Bob’s admission to Fellowship. I am grateful to have the chance to read Jane's heartfelt words again. Bob was a friend. He always had a retriever(as did we) and could be seen walking in River Heights and on the Crescent. He always had a kind greeting for lab Fozzie and would ask him how he was doing as if he expected an answer, Often he would pat Fozworth’s had and say “ah good, good.” My daughter Caitlin was a Classics major and Bob took a real interest in her own scholarly career. I’ll miss him. - Posted by: Michael McIntyre (Colleague and friend) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • My Collegiate class was working on a small writing assignment when I heard a terrible clatter in the hall outside 2M70. I signalled to the students to continue working as I dashed into the hall to ask for people to be more respectful and to be quiet! I met a barrage of seniors marching down the hall excitedly discussing a class that Dr. Gold had just given! I stepped back into the room and hoped that I could take that course one day and later explained to my class what had happened. They laughed because they thought they were going to hear a scolding of University students who were behaving inappropriately in the hall of learning. Bob was very amused by this story when I next met him. One of his great talents was that he never forgot a name once introduced. His huge joy in his subject extended to every aspect of his teaching and his life which was something we all hoped to emulate. - Posted by: Phyllias Webster (Former colleague at The University of Winnipeg) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • I studied with Professor Gold in the 70s. His teaching was inspiring and delightful. He stayed connected to his students. - Posted by: Lee Anne Block (former student) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. I never worked with Bob, however I knew him as one of the many professors at the UW. Every single encounter with him was cheerful, engaging, and he was always smiling. He will be missed. - Posted by: Eric (Co-Worker at UW) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • On behalf of the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg, where Dr. Gold was a treasured colleague and much-loved instructor for over 30 years, I offer condolences to his family and friends. We have sent a notice to the University community and to the Classical Association of Canada. An "in memoriam" page has been placed on the Department website in honour of Bob from his colleagues: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/classics/faculty/robert-gold.html - Posted by: Peter Miller (Chair of the Classics Department at UofW, where Bob taught for over 30 years) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. Bob and I taught together for many years at the University, and I appreciated his passion for literature. He had a great sense of humor. Peter Pauls, PhD English, Retired - Posted by: Dr. Peter M Pauls (Colleague) on: Feb 27, 2021

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