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Personal Biography: Timeline

Jan. 17, 1917 Morawetz born in Světlá nad Sázavou, Czechoslovakia
1920-1926 Lived in Úpice during the winter, in Světlá during the summer
1927-1935 High school in Prague
1935-1937 Studied forestry in Prague
Fall 1937 Studied music in Vienna
Mar. 1938 Fled home to Czechoslovakia
Dec. 1938 Studied music in Paris
Oct. 1939 Fled to Italy
Mar. 1940 Flew to the Canary Islands; then sailed to Santo Domingo
Jun. 17, 1940 Arrived in Canada
Jan. 16, 1946 Became a naturalized Canadian citizen
Jun. 7, 1958 Married Ruth Spafford Shipman
May 2, 1962 Daughter, Claudia Louise, is born
Feb. 11, 1966 Son, Richard Norman, is born
1984 Divorced and Retired
May 1995 Suffered onset of depression
Mar. 2002 Moved to a retirement home
Jun. 13, 2007 Morawetz passed away in Toronto