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A LA DOUCE MÉMOIRE DE Arthur Louis Pelletier

Art passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 1, 2023, after a year long battle with cancer, at the age of 72. He was the only son of Muriel Paige (nee Maillet) and the late Arthur Pelletier Sr. He was the beloved husband of Christine Pelletier (nee Walker) and loving Dad to Mark (Marilyn) and Jennifer. He will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Art was born and raised in Ottawa and graduated from Carleton University with an honours degree in English.

Art’s working career took him through various paths in the IT sector. He retired from Export Development Canada in 2007, after 28 years of service. He then went on to live an active lifestyle where he enjoyed swimming, running, biking, and even earned a black belt in karate.

One of Art’s greatest passions in life was travel. He visited countless countries across 6 continents around the world. While every trip came with wonderful experiences, he often spoke with great pride about his time in Antarctica, East Africa, and the Galapagos. You could learn so much from listening to Art’s stories and viewing his hundreds of beautiful pictures.

Art enjoyed music and spent time learning to play guitar when he was younger. He enjoyed attending concerts over the years and sharing his passion for music with his children.

Art was always a wealth of knowledge. If you wanted to know something, Art usually had the answer, and if he didn’t, he would make sure to find it.

The family would like to say thank you to the Ottawa General Hospital for the wonderful care he received during this challenging time. As well as the various community organizations who helped support Art during his time at home.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Pelletier to the Canadian Cancer Society, World Vision Canada, Plan International Canada, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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It is with a great deal of fondness that I remember my time with Art during our work period at DND. To Christine and the family I offer my sympathy . He will be missed.

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Art.
we certainly keep a good memory of him
Wish you, Mark and Jennifer our since sympathies.
Pierrette and Gilles Girard

Art was a loved man, I for one loved him very much. everytime him and Christine come over to visit, its was amazing we laughed, he told me many stories. he will be missed by so many people.
Sleep tight Art. love from Rosie xx

My condolences to Christine , Mark and Jennifer and families.

I had the privilege of working closely with Art and Harold McKeown on EDC’s Credit Analysis System (CAS) which we began to build in 1990. We spent much time together during the building phase of CAS, which became world renowned by International Credit Grantors. Art was instrumental in steering the building of CAS through many loops and turns in the road.
RIP Art.

such a wonderful experience to have known you Art.
The time spent with you and Christine when you were in England will forever be in my thoughts.
RIP love from Gaynor Chaldecott xx

My sincere condolences Christine to you and to Mark and Jennifer and all your family. A death is always a very difficult time… but as they always say… he is not suffering any more and is in peace… take good care of yourself…

Art gone? How can that be? Christine, Mark, Jennifer: I will always treasure his stories, wisdom, and advice.

Dear Christine. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I believe that I met Art once when we worked together in Ottawa. He sounds like he was a wonderful man.

Thinking of you at this sad time. All the best.


So sorry to hear about Art. Remember having many great conversations with him when at Tunney’s Pasture. My sincere condolences to Christine and the family.

My condolences to Art’s wife Christine, his son Mark, his daughter Jennifer and his mother Muriel I had the good fortune to work with Art for more than 25 years at EDC. Whether in the leadership role or as part of the team, he welcomed the opportunity and the challenge, whatever it was. He loved interacting with people. Art was an « enabler », and he made things happen and he got things done.
In retirement, we would meet on a regular basis for our fettuccini and glass of wine. We always ordered the same thing and established a bit of a reputation with our predictability. Our discussions made the time pass quickly, too quickly actually. But we were already looking forward to the next time we would meet and order the same thing for lunch, yet again, and continue the conversation.
I know that his family will miss him greatly, but so will his friends, near and far.

We met Art in September 2012 doing what he loved – travelling and seeing the world!

In the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, our paths crossed with Art. Watching the sunrise daily over the Amazon rainforest was magical but even more so because we had Art’s wonderful and enlightening company. During our time in the Amazon, I distinctly remember asking on a regularly basis why it was called a rainforest as it didn’t rain once when we were there! Well, on our 4.5 hour journey in an open top boat back to Quito, the heavens opened for the entire journey!! Art’s rucksack was completely sodden through! I don’t think he ever forgave me for making all those comments about the lack of rain in the Amazon rainforest!!

Luckily we remained very good life long friends. Art visited us in Scotland and we visited Art in Canada. Such wonderful memories of a most wonderful man! We will miss you Art.

Our sincere condolences to Art’s family.

With love,
Leonard & James

C est avec regres que nous appenons le deces de notre ami et aimerions offrir nos plus profondes condoleances a Christine et la famille,,
Il repose en paix maintenant..La souffrance ni est plus et il veillera sur vous tous ,

I was very saddened to hear of Art’s passing and I send my condolences to Christine, Mark and Jennifer. I particularly remember his vast knowledge on so many subjects as he drove Christine and me to work at Tunney’s Pasture. He would sometimes occupy our whole time before and after work with his stories or explanations. I always enjoyed those times when I could just sit back and listen!
May all your memories sustain you, Chris, Mark and Jennifer.

Art became a close friend in 1962 after we met in grade 8 at Glashan school. We had good times together and he was best man at my wedding in 1970. I will always regret that we lost touch In the years following, so I didn’t even know he was so ill. I always thought one of us would eventually contact the other and talk about old times. Rest In Peace old friend and I hope we’ll meet again in the next life.

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Art Pelletier. We met at EDC when I worked for Art briefly many years ago..

My sincerest condolences to his family.

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