Gilbert Bouchard, who I knew as a local Unitarian and Edmonton Journal writer, had been missing for a few weeks after being depressed, and now his body has turned up in the North Saskatchewan River.
Gilbert wrote the first article about the UofA Atheists and Agnostics for the Edmonton Journal’s online “Ed” magazine, which quickly became one of their most lively discussions and was subsequently published in the print Journal.
Gilbert touched many lives in Edmonton, as witnessed by the over 700 members who’ve joined the memorial Facebook group dedicated to him.
Services honouring his life will take place at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton in the near future.
Gilbert will be missed by all who knew him.