It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Reverend Alphonse deValk. He was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands March 27,1932. After his family had emigrated to Canada, he entered the Basilian novitiate and professed his vows in 1962. Three years later he was ordained to the priesthood. As a member of the Congregation of St. Basil he taught at St. Thomas More College at the University of Alberta. Rev. deValk was President of the CCHA from 1975-1977. Following two years as Past-President of the CCHA he became editor of the CCHA Historical Studies until 1988 and a regular participant at our annual CCHA meetings. Since 1988 he has worked on various editorial projects including the Interim and Catholic Insight. His obituary can be found here but was also published in The Toronto Star on April 18, 2020. Rev. deValk remained a member of the CCHA right up until his death. His direction and contributions to the CCHA will always be highly regarded and admired. We thank him for his leadership and his continued support of the CCHA.
You can find his work in Study Sessions through the Search mechanism found under Historical Studies – Archives on this website.