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The life journey of Arthur J. Clausen ended in his 78th year on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He and Catherine had accepted and dealt with the complex medical issues of pulmonary fibrosis. Together they faced life's challenges during their 55 year marriage. They loved and protected each other in every way. Arthur was born and raised in a farming family in Drumheller, Alberta. A strong work ethic was established at a young age and he remained a very principled person his entire life. He was a very well known Edmonton antique and fine art auctioneer throughout the past four decades. He had a combination of integrity and professionalism with simple humanity that resulted in respect in his chosen and varied careers. He was chief surveyor with Parks Canada, draftsman, architectural designer, a school teacher of Industrial Arts, and an importer and dealer of antiques. The antique auction business was his area of passion and expertise. He researched and studied until his final hours; learning was a lifelong pursuit. His first and most important commitment was always to his family. He and Cathie were blessed to be parents and grandparents. Kirstin, Michael and Steven knew their father to be a proud, honourable and generous man. Perfectly genuine in his guidance and unconditional love for them. The friendship and compassion shown to him by loyal, good friends and colleagues during his illness was so greatly valued, and was a source of encouragement to live the time he had to the fullest. A public farewell will be held at a later date, details will be announced in the near future. Flowers respectfully declined. Email thoughts and tributes may be sent to email@example.com, and will be kept and appreciated as a treasured source of comfort to Arthur's family, as he would like.
Published in The Edmonton Journal from May 2 to May 4, 2013