Guy Thompson

May 24, 2019 3 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that the family of Guy Thompson announces his sudden passing on May 10, 2019 at the age of 54.

Guy is survived by his beloved daughter Rosie, sisters Stacy (Eric) and Meghan (Philip), brother Rob, niece Sarah, and nephew Jonathan.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment is planned.

Guy was a former member of the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta.

There will be a memorial event for Guy on Friday, June 7th from 4:00 to 5:30 at the University of Alberta in Law Centre 322.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

  1. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.
    I took an introductory African history course with Guy Thompson and he was the reason I chose MEAS as my focus for my undergrad and part of the reason I stuck with history as a major. He was so enthusiastic and informative, bursting misconceptions about Africa and emphasizing the complexity of the history of the continent and the agency of the people there.
    I am teaching my very first course this year and if I am able to inspire my students half as much as he inspired me, I’ll count myself lucky. He is a model of a teacher to me.
    I am so grateful I had the opportunity to learn from him.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of a dear friend and colleague, Guy Thompson. Guy was my senior at the University of Minnesota and guided me through my early years as a graduate student. As a South African graduate student, I was deeply impressed by Guy’s profound understanding of the history of the African continent. I was also deeply moved by his generosity and care. Go well, my dear friend.

    To his daughter Rosie, and family, please accept my very sincere condolences.

  3. I was a UTS classmate of Guy from grade 9 until we graduated from high school. I remember him vividly and fondly, and extend sympathy to his family in their great loss.

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