We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of our dear friend and Co-Chair of CFHA, Gordon Thompson. Gordon was a tireless advocate for CFHA and provided dedicated leadership which furthered the mission of CFHA.

Below is a link to Gordon’s obituary, which includes a link to the recorded memorial service.


Gordon Thompson, August 26, 1950 – January 14, 2022

As part of last year’s Founders and Builders series, CFHA published a blog about Gord and his incredible work with CFHA. Gord served as chair for many years, wrote countless articles for the Canadian Quaker History Journal and The Meetinghouse, served as The Meetinghouse Editor, singlehandedly organized many Annual General Meeting tours, and was wholeheartedly committed to sharing the story of Quakers in Canadian history. In the past year, he lead the Friendly Fridays sessions, and served as co-chair with Jeffrey Dudiak. Gord’s unwavering dedication to the CFHA has ensured its continual growth and success. To read the full article on Gordon, please see the original post:


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Evelyn Schmitz-Hertzberg · February 28, 2022 at 12:54 pm

Gordon will be sorely missed. He was a tireless organizer and contributor to CFHA. His very practical contributions will be difficult to replicate. I enjoyed his company and the CFHA tours and AGMs that he was so crucial in organizing. I hope that CFHA will not become a virtual organization only.

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