Biography of Mr. Guy Lacombe

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Guy Lacombe 1955-1994

In the Alberta Francophonie, Guy Lacombe is remembered for his community spirit. Whether with business people he invited to stimulate the economic development of the Francophonie, or with educators and parents, to encourage the establishment of French schools, or by telling the story of the Francophonie, Guy Lacombe has left an indelible mark on the progress of this community.

He transmitted all his ideas to Franco-Albertans with humor and frankness thanks to his talents as a communicator. Readers of Le Franco will recall the many editorials he published during his tenure as director and editor-in-chief of the newspaper. French radio listeners had the chance to listen to his Capsules of Albertan History, which he then transcribed into a collection called Bribes d’Histoire Franco-Albertaine. These texts are now an important source of information for schoolchildren.

Although devoted to the Albertan Francophonie, he left Alberta for a short period to take up the position of columnist and journalist for the newspaper Le Droit in Ottawa, and also to work in the Directorate of Canadian Citizenship at the Secretariat. State of Canada. Then, after a few years, he returned to Alberta to work with the ACFA. He started out as Managing Director before heading up the association’s community development sector. It was ultimately in the field of history that he ended his career, as Managing Director and Vice-President of Western Canadian Publishers Ltd.

Guy Lacombe died in May 1994 at the age of 61.