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Dan Artola, age 47, passed away in Montreal on September 3 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Virginia Myles, his best friend and soulmate of nearly 30 years, and the father of two wonderful and cherished sons, Ryan and Eric, his proudest accomplishments. Dan was never happier than when he was with Virginia, Ryan and Eric.
He was the devoted son of Carmen and Miguel Artola; dear brother of Carlos, brother-in-law of Lindsey, and uncle of Isabela and Sophia; and beloved grandson of his abuela, Constance Torreiro. He will be deeply missed by his in-laws, Tom and Wendy Myles, sister-in-law Elizabeth, her husband Stephen Dinsmore and nephew and niece Evan and Meghan. He also leaves behind a large extended family and many great friends.
After graduating with a BEng in civil engineering from Concordia University in 1987, Dan completed his law degree at the University of Ottawa in 1992, then returned to Montreal and established a very successful career in patent law and intellectual property. Since 2005 he was a partner at Ogilvy Renault, now Norton Rose OR. He was very proud of having acted for a large number of clients, both large and small, and to have litigated a number of highly complex patent cases.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Montreal General and Royal Victoria Hospitals for their attentive care over the last 18 months. Special thanks to Drs Alcindor, Chaput, Freeman, Meguerditchian, and nurse Judy Hughes.
A memorial service for Dan will take place on Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. at Loyola Chapel, Concordia University, Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West. A reception will follow at the Côte des Neiges Funeral Center, 4525 chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitation will take place at the Côte des Neiges Funeral Center, on Tuesday, September 13, and Wednesday, September 14, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. In lieu of flowers, tribute donations in memory of Daniel Artola may be made to the MUHC Foundation ( www.muhcfoundation.com/give_now ). Donations will support treatment and research for abdominal soft tissue sarcomas.

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Published in The Gazette on Sep. 10, 2011.
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September 4, 2012
Always remember ---DAN MAY BE GONE, HOWEVER, NEVER FORGOTTEN. May there not be few obstacles to overcome as you and the family continue your journey through grief .
Richard/Susan Huot
March 10, 2012
I worked with Dan when I was at McCarthys, as a young lawyer and only have the best memories of him...I only now learned of your loss. My deepest sympathies...So sorry for your loss.
February 29, 2012
So sorry to all those who were friends and family. I was against Dan on several files over the years and he was always honest and a pleasure to deal with - a very good guy.
Scott Miller
September 23, 2011
September 23, 2011
Virginia and family--May the road ahead, like the ocean that ebbs and flows, be smooth with few bumps. God needed more light in heaven so he called upon Dan.
~ Richard/Susan Huot, Morin Heights, Quebec
September 19, 2011
Daniel: We worked together, we disagreed at times, you were challenging, thorough and a great lawyer and team player. You will be missed but forever remembered.
laurent debrun
September 16, 2011
Dear Dr. Myles,
I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your sons.
May your memories of your husband bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead.
Indra Gupta, Montreal
September 12, 2011
A Carmen, Miguel y Carlos nuestro mas sincero pesame.

Besos y Abrazos

Susana Lozano y Peter
Susan Burke
September 11, 2011
Estimada familia, Dear Friends.

Con muchisima tristeza nos hemos enterado del facellimiento de Daniel a tan joven edad y compartimos vuestro dolor en estos momentos dificiles.

I studied with Daniel at Spanish School and remember his laugh and positive attitude. He will certainly be missed.

A Carmen y Miguel particularmente nuestro mas sincero pesame. No hay dolor mas grande que el perder un hijo pero la dignidad con la que vivio toda su vida sera un consuelo para vosotros y los nietos seran la continuacion de su vida en esta tierra.

To Dan's wife , children and brother our deepest condoleances. May looking back in memory help you comfort you tomorrow.

Con amistad

Ma Carmen Velasco y familia
September 11, 2011
Dear Virginia, Ryan and Eric,
I haven't seen Dan since cegep days but his wonderful laugh and absolute love of life can still be felt in my wonderful memories of him. His wonderful life has really blessed us all. My deepest sympathies to you, Dan's family and friends.
all my love,
Suzanne Reid
September 11, 2011
Our deepest sympathies to Virginia, Ryan, and Eric, and Dan's extended family and many friends. Elizabeth tells me Dan faced his illness with grace, dignity, and courage. He was deeply loved and will be missed by many. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Liana, Chris, Matthew, and Evelyn Tromp
Liana Palko
September 10, 2011
what a lovely family.i don't know or have i ever met you,but just by reading the obituary you can tell it is a happy family.MR.DANIEL ARTOLA was very young still to pass on.MAY GOD BLESS.
rob bell
September 10, 2011
Dear Dr. Myles,
Our sincere condolences with the passing of your much loved. May cherished memories help you through this most difficult time.
Sandra, Marinus and Melinda Heijl
Sandra Heijl
September 10, 2011
I just read about your husband and I wanted to express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Merry Kim
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