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Arthur James Platt

October 12, 1949 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Arthur (Art) James Platt announce his passing on August 6, 2023, at the age of 73 in Edson Alberta.

Art was born to Robert and Freda (Lloyd) Platt on October 12, 1949, in Windsor Essex, ON. In his teen years, he met and fell in love with Paulette Gerard and they wed on April 2, 1971, in Windsor, ON., shortly after starting their family. Together they were living and working in London, ON; Port Huron, MI; Fernie, BC and finally settling in Edson, AB.

He enjoyed travelling, going to warm places such as Hawaii and Mexico and cruising to Alaska, Panama Canal, French Polynesia, and west coast of Mexico with his beloved wife, Paulette. Mostly, Art and Paulette spent their summers with family and friends at their lake lot in Faust, AB. Occasionally, in the winters, you could find Art at the lake on his snowmobile, ice fishing.

He was an avid soft ball pitcher, hunter, fisherman and an extremely talented wood carver / painter. We are blessed with a legacy of his works of art.

Art’s ultimate pride and joy was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids, and travelling to Windsor to visit family or inviting them out to visit him.

After the devastating loss of Paulette, Art spent his time getting away to his condo in Florida for a couple winters, spending time at the lake lot fishing with family and his friends, going to Legion meat draws and picked up playing shuffleboard and euchre at the legion in between trips to the lake and Florida.

Art was a journeyman millwright by trade, and he was the shop manager for WireCo, then finished his career at Columbia Industries for 20 years until he retired in 2013.

He is survived by his son, Chris (Deanna) Platt (Drayton Valley AB), daughter Heather Aasen (Edson AB); his grandchildren, Chelsea (Ian), Chase Platt and Kristen Aasen, brother Jerry (Susan) Platt (Windsor ON), sister Catherine Laird (Windsor ON) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Art was predeceased by his cherished wife Paulette, parents Robert and Freda Platt; as well as brother Bob (Bonnie) Platt.

At Art’s request, cremation will take place but there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Canadian Diabetes association, The Kidney Foundation of Canada or The Evergreens Foundation.

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Diabetes Canada
PO Box 1224Stn K, Toronto ON M4P 9Z9
Tel: 1-800-226-8464

The Kidney Foundation of Canada
11227 Jasper Ave., Suite 202, Edmonton, AB AB T5K 0L5
Tel: 1-800-461-9063
Email: info.nabt@kidney.ca
Web: http://www.kidney.ca/nab

The Evergreens Foundation
110 West Jasper St, Hinton AB T7V 1X2
Tel: 1-780-865-4762
Web: https://theevergreensfoundation.com/


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