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Catherine Montgomery, Canada Council literary program officer, dies

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Catherine Montgomery

Catherine Montgomery, a program officer with the Canada Council for the Arts, died on Jan. 5, at the age of 62.

Montgomery, a native of Ontario, trained as a translator and had a long career working for the advancement of literature. She spent several years working in the visual and media arts, and in 1996 joined Livres Canada Books, an Ottawa-based not-for-profit that supports the export of Canadian books. In 2005 Montgomery moved to the Canada Council, where she worked on a number of programs in the writing and publishing section, including the national translation, literary arts, and magazines programs, and various components of the support to publishers program.

Montgomery had planned to retire in February.