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Born: Oct 10, 1948

Date of Passing: Feb 02, 2022

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October 10, 1948 - February 2, 2022

Art passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 73 years, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He is lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 35 years Allison; as well as his sister Jane (Tom); brother John (Jane); daughter Cheryl (Philippe); son Sean (Lauren); his dear grandson William; his sisters-in-law, Susan (Rod), Laura (Terry), and Carole, his sister-in-law Brenda McRae; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Arnie and Frankie; and his older brother Don.
Art grew up on Balfour Street in Riverview, and was very active in sports. He attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained his Bachelor of Sciences degree and his CA designation. He became a senior tax partner with KPMG and had a long successful career there until his retirement. Art was extremely proud of being awarded the honorary FCA degree that he received in recognition of outstanding service. He was Past-President of both the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Manitoba Museum.
Art was an enthusiastic sports fan especially of the New York Yankees and Giants. He enjoyed texting with his sports buddy and brother-in-law Terry.
Donations in his memory can be made to The Manitoba Museum Foundation or, to the School of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Cremation has taken place. A service and celebration of his life will be held on February 16, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., at Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg. A virtual service will also be held at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 12, 2022

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Just learned of this tonight. So sad. I was one of many 'kids; in high school (Churchill) with AP, and then with him, Tom Williams, a few others, in the carpool from Riverview/Lord Roberts out to the campus in our first year university. We all seemed to head in different directions after graduating. Only saw him once after, at one of the summer reunions It was good to see him. He was fine guy, a gifted athlete, smart. Kind of private. All good, really. Sorry to hear Don is gone too. The two brothers seemed close. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Peter Feniak (friend) on: Mar 10, 2022

  • When I lived in Winnipeg in the 1970's, I asked Art if he would serve on the Board of a new corporation called An-Dy-Yang Treatment Homes Inc. and also review the monthly finances of this fledgling organization. It had been formed by a group of First Nations people who wanted to develop foster homes for First Nations' children, who were often placed in homes that did not understand or appreciate the history and culture of the youth. Although it was an unpaid position, Art volunteered his time and skill to help the new organization succeed. He was a good man, who shared his knowledge. I remember him with fondness. - Posted by: Marian Nadler (good friend of Art's sister Jane) on: Feb 22, 2022

  • Allison we are so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Love you❤️ - Posted by: Michelle & Dave MacRae (Friends) on: Feb 19, 2022

  • Allison, we are so sorry for the loss of Art. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. - Posted by: Sherrin & Doug Markiewich (Friend) on: Feb 16, 2022

  • We are so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. The memories of the wonderful times we shared as neighbours, and friends, will always be with us. We had some fun! RIP Art. - Posted by: Laurie and Archie Gagnon (Friend) on: Feb 15, 2022

  • Allison, We were so sorry to hear of Art's battle with cancer and passing. We extend to you and your family our condolances and prayers that you may experience God's comfort and peace at this difficult time and in the days ahead. Jim and Sandy - Posted by: Jim Snell (Cousin on mother's side) on: Feb 13, 2022

  • My thoughts and prayers are with and your family during this very sad and difficult time. - Posted by: Kim Day (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2022

  • Art Pearson was one of my Tax profs at the U of M. Though a busy professional, he was generous with his time. His teaching made Tax understandable and helped me to choose a Tax career. Best wishes to his loved ones. - Posted by: Dan Torbiak (Student) on: Feb 13, 2022

  • I worked at KPMG, over 30 yrs ago as receptionist. Art was one of my favorites there. Very approachable. We had many laughs... I think it was his 40th birthday and I walked into work at 8am with 4 shooters, 2 for me, 2 for Art. Great guy....very sorry to read this...deepest condolences to all. - Posted by: Allison.mackenzie (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Allison, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad and difficult time. Sending lots of love to you and your family. - Posted by: Heloise Buhler (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Berni and I were very saddened to learn of Art’s passing! Allison and family, we are thinking of you all and remembering the laughs shared together in the past! - Posted by: Allison and Berni Harder (Friends) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • I was in shock to learn of art’s passing, we spent many years together on the CA council and I considered him a good friend that I could kibbitz with. I will miss him. Way too young to leave us! My condolences to the family. Mel verin - Posted by: Mel Verin (CA) on: Feb 12, 2022

  • Allison, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Art. He was such a kind man. We can still hear his thunderous laugh. Keep all the great memories close to your heart. Sandra & Rob Haithwaite - Posted by: Rob & Sandra Haithwaite (Friends) on: Feb 12, 2022

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