Mr. Jean Lanctôt
1929 - 2023
It is with great regret that the family announces the death of Jean Lanctôt at the CHSLD St-Lambert-sur-le-Golf on June 7, 2023. He joins his late wife, Denise Fontaine, who died on May 1st, 2017 at the same home care, as well as his eldest son Jean-Marc (Lise) who died in 2020, his daughter Louise who died in 2017 and his son Phillipe who died in 2022. He is survived by his children Michel (Magda), Yves (Johanne), Marie-Josée (late Pierre), his eleven grandchildren, his nine great-grandchildren, his sister Suzanne (Louis), his brother Pierre (Gisèle), his sister-in-law Hélène (Jacques), his brother-in-law Robert (Claire) as well than many relatives and friends.
The funeral will take place on June 27, 2023 in Montreal at the Marie-Reine du Monde Cathedral. The family will receive condolences in the chapel from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The religious service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Parents, friends and colleagues are invited.
An accomplished career man, he was nevertheless and above all a family man. His relatives and friends remember his infectious laugh and his passion for music, hockey, downhill skiing, and sailing. Everyone remembers the support and unfailing love of his wife Denise, thanks to which they knew how to be loving, present, affectionate, and attentive parents despite the great challenges and shocks of the times. Together, they never fell short in their efforts and means to ensure their six children an education and well-being in line with the spirit of the Olympian adage "mens sana in corpore sano".
Recipient of the Quebec Lieutenant-General's Prize (1947), he later graduated in commerce (University of Montreal - HEC) (1951) and in Accounting (University of Montreal - HEC) (1951), became member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Quebec (1952), then RIA member of the Society of Accountants in Industrial Administration of Quebec (1973). He received two merits from the OACQ (1980) before being awarded a Fellowship by the OCAQ (1984) and a EEE by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (1986). Decorated with the HEC Merit (1986) for the graduation class of 1951, he was also awarded the title of CMA (1987) and Fellow, Society of Management Accountants of Canada (1988) and became life member of the OCAQ (2002) and finally, FCPA (2012).
Articling graduate and then chartered accountant at McDonald Currie & Co. from 1953 to 1956, he returned at the firm in 1963 until the end of his career in 1999. He also held various executive offices in the firm before being elected national managing partner (1989- 1993) of the firm who was then centuty-old and became Coopers & Lybrand / Laliberté Lanctôt. The Canadian firm escaped the international merger with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (1990) but merged with Price Waterhouse (1998) to become PwC.
He chaired the Society of Industrial Accountants of Quebec (1967), was a member of the Board of Governors of CICA (1967), actively participated in a Commission of inquiry into mutual funds, devoted himself with conviction to the French Terminology Committee of OACQ and ICCA (1970-1979) and chaired the annual congress of ICCA (1980).
Alongside his career as a chartered accountant, he devoted a large part of his life to teaching, first at the Faculty of Commerce (University of Sherbrooke) as an associate professor (1956-1963), of which he was president from 1961 to 1963. He then moved to HEC Montreal, as a master's professor (MAA) from 1963 to 1973 before joining the HEC Professional Development Center (now the School of Executives) for about ten years at the end of his career.
In a “between two careers” (1983-1989), he sat on various boards of directors including GTL Transport, Lalonde Girouard Letendre and Papier Cascades.