01/29/2015 04:05 EST | Updated 03/30/2015 05:59 EDT

QuickFacts on late author Mordecai Richler

MONTREAL - Some facts about writer Mordecai Richler, the late author who is meant to be honoured with a refurbished gazebo in Montreal:

Born: In Montreal on Jan. 27, 1931

Died: In Montreal, July 3, 2001

Spouse: Florence Richler

Famous works: "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz," "St. Urbain's Horseman," "Joshua Then And Now," "Barney's Version."

Quote: ''They seem to be in disarray and quarrelling and ill-tempered and the more ill-tempered they are, the happier I am.'' — Richler speaking about Quebec's pro-Yes sovereigntists in October 1995, just a few weeks before the province's referendum.