Fonds 175 - John Edwin (Jack) Loucks fonds

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John Edwin (Jack) Loucks fonds

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CA NVAN 175

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  • 1940 - 2002 (Creation)
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    Loucks, E.J.
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    North Vancouver

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2 m of textual records and other material

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(1918-2005)

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John Edwin (Jack) Loucks was born on May 23, 1918 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was the son of Charles Edwin Loucks. He attended John Oliver High and continued his post-secondary education at the University of British Columbia. Loucks graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1947 and a Master of Education in 1965. He was married to Olive Marie Meredith at St. Luke's Church on June 13, 1946. They had four children (Delia, Jacqui, Mary and Allan) and six grandchildren.

Loucks taught in elementary schools for 33 years, most of which he taught in North Vancouver. He served as an elementary school principal for the last 21 years of his teaching career before retiring in 1978. He served as Alderman from 1970 until 1971 and for a one-year term in 1977. He was elected Mayor of the City of North Vancouver in 1977 and returned by popular acclamation in 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1993 and 1996. He retired from City Council in 1999.

He was a member of the North Vancouver Kiwanis Club for over 35 years and served for several years on the Board of Directors of the North Vancouver Credit Union inluding one year as President. He served as President of the North Vancouver Community Concerts Association for over 20 years and also served as the Director of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Board for 22 years.

As mayor, Loucks took many trips with City Council and with his wife to the twin city of North Vancouver, Chiba, Japan. He had many diverse interests and was an avid collector. He was dedicated to his community and participated in community events and affairs. Loucks passed away on September 7, 2006 at Evergreen House in North Vancouver.

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Fonds reflects the life and activities, in a public as well as private capacity, of the former City of North Vancouver mayor, John Edwin Loucks, spanning the years from the late 1940s into the first decade of the twenty-first century. Loucks' records are arranged in twelve series. The records consist of correspondence, agendas, photographs, cards, certificates and honours, events programmes, meeting minutes and reports, maps, pamphlets and newspaper clippings.

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Includes photographs and artifactual material

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