Anyone Remember Mike Loucks, BA’43?
Letter to the Editor
In 1939, Queen’s welcomed to Kingston a new football coach, Frank Tindall (later LLD’89), and a promising halfback named Ford (Mike) Loucks. The former went on to a distinguished 29-year career with the Gaels. The latter donned a Tricolour sweater at the original Richardson Stadium and posed in a classic “cross-step” action shot. He had worn the same colours for the champion Lindsay Collegiate seniors of 1935, graduated to the town’s Intermediate Ontario Rugby Football Union entry and starred for the 1938 Peterborough Orfuns in the senior ORFU. His college career was cut short by a devastating knee injury. Unfit for the armed forces, this all-round athlete (hockey, lacrosse, tennis, and curling) joined the Aluminum Company of Canada, served it for 30 years and represented Quebec in the Dominion Brier.
Mike died in 1993 at the age of 76, and as his son, I am trying to write his life story. I have also had his Queen’s football photo tinted in blue, gold, and red. I would welcome hearing any reminiscences of my father.
The writer can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did Terry Loucks get the order of the tinted tricolours correct?—Ed.