(March 23, 1926 – April 21, 2017)
Born in Ottawa, Ontario on March 23, 1926, son of the late Captain Roger de Puyjalon (Royal 22nd Regiment) and Yvonne Marchand. Grandson and titular heir of the late Count Henry de Puyjalon.
Founder and President of Exekor Consultants Ltd. and of Sail St. Lawrence Corporation. Formerly, teacher at Saint Patrick’s College, Ottawa; Assistant Secretary, Ottawa Roman Catholic Separate School Board; corporate executive, financial services sector; writer, essayist, editor and publisher of a monthly journal of opinion in Iroquois, Ontario.
Served as Director and Officer of a large number of organizations including: Property Owners Association of Ottawa Canadian Sail Training Association Canadian Yachting Association Beaconsfield Yacht Club Big Brothers of America Ontario Junior Chamber of Commerce La Chambre de commerce des Jeunes Ottawa-Eastview Winchester District Memorial Hospital WDMH Foundation Village of Iroquois Public Library Concerned Citizens of Iroquois Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association Retired Teachers of Ontario district 25 Citizens Committee on Children Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Liberal Association
Designed and conducted seminars and conferences for the Financial Post, Centre for Policy and Management Studies Inc., le Centre des Dirigeants d’entreprises, the Government of Alberta, Concordia University, and other educational institutions, dealing with executive redundancy and re-employment, the management of human resources under stress and leadership problems peculiar to the private and public sectors.
Elected a Councillor of the City of Beaconsfield, Que. in 1979. Active participant in municipal and ecumenical affairs, elected 1994 Citizen of the Year, Village of Iroquois, Ontario.
Predeceased by one son, Paul, of Pierrefonds, Que. in 2005, Count de Puyjalon is survived by his spouse Réjeanne (Boudreault); one son, Gabriel (Lynda Claude), Ottawa, ON; one daughter, Nathalie, of Iroquois; three grandchildren: Francis Richard, Natasha and Samantha de Puyjalon; several cousins in France and in Canada; and many nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Henry (President, Canadian Construction Association) and Roger. Friends may call at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home Iroquois on Saturday, April 29, from 1-2 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Donations to the South Dundas Food Band or the Winchester Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. Internment in the family plot at Iroquois Point Cemetery, Iroquois,Ontario.