ROZEBOOM, William Warren

On November 24, 2020, William Warren Rozeboom, Ph.D., passed away peacefully in his sleep, at the age of 92.

William is survived by his spouse Virginia (nee Munson) Rozeboom, children William (Gloria), Steven (Sandra), Cynthia (Paul), and Mark (Anne), and grandchildren Julia, Justin, Wyatt, and Teagan. He is predeceased by his younger brothers Earl and Paul, and son Karl.

William was a respected professor at the University of Alberta’s Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Psychology, of which he was a founding member. His academic legacy is documented in more than 94 publications, including his early work on the fallacy of the null hypothesis. His legacy is also preserved in numerous citations.

William was a reserved man with a warm heart and piercing intelligence. His life-long pursuit of academic excellence was tempered by a surprising gentleness towards small vulnerable creatures.

He will be fondly remembered for his love of family, cats, gardening, growing trees from seed, cacti, succulents, good jazz, and bad puns. He will be dearly missed.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.

In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Hervey Foundation for Cats at

To send condolences, please visit

Serenity Funeral Services
North Central Chapel

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David Kellen

I never met Dr. Rozeboom, but I know his work well.
A brilliant mind, and a formidable writer.

My condolences to the family.

Pamela Robinson

My deepest condolences to Cyn and the family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Eric Henry Pinnington

Professor Rozeboom was a well-known and well-respected character in our little corner of Lansdowne. He will be deeply missed.

Eric and Hannelore Pinnington

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