On September 13 2012, Peter Lougheed, a former Premier of Alberta, passed away. Lougheed, a University of Alberta and active contributor to his alma mater, is considered one of Alberta’s greatest politicians, and was revered for his thoughtfulness and ability to unite Albertans from a wide range of demographics.
As expected, Twitter was abuzz with thoughts about Lougheed. Here are some of our favourite ones:
A Golden Bear & a great man. RIP Peter Lougheed bit.ly/Q70m10
— UniversityOfAlberta (@UAlberta) September 14, 2012
“To one day be King Peter II of Alberta” My (delusional) ambition in my grade 12 yearbook in 1982. RIP Peter Lougheed. #ableg
— Peter Bailey (@Libarbarian) September 14, 2012
RIP Peter Lougheed. You handed me my bachelor’s degree. — Chris Edwards (@SilentVolume) September 14, 2012
— Gerald Butts (@gmbutts) September 14, 2012