George C. Loucks (1920-2011)
George obtained his B.A. degree from Queen’s University in 1948 and in 1951 LL.B. degrees from Dalhousie University and Osgoode Hall He articled in Halifax with Roland Ritchie who later became a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and then with Campbell Grant in Walkerton, who later became a Judge of the Ontario Supreme Court, for two years before opening his law office in Chesley in September 1953. He practised with Robert Garcia (Loucks & Garcia), and later with his son, Peter E. Loucks (Loucks & Loucks). George cared deeply about his clients and had acted for several generations of families in Chesley and the surrounding area. George continued to practice law up until about six months before his death, at the “experienced” age of 90.
George was the 1997 recipient of the Law Society of Upper Canada Bicentennial Award of Merit which recognizes the contribution lawyers make to their local communities through community work. He served as a part-time Judge of the Juvenile Court for 10 years and for several years was on the Bruce County Court of Revision. He took a great interest in education as he served on the Chesley District High School Board and as a trustee on the Bruce County Board of Education from 1969 to 1982, and was the its first chairman in 1969. George also served for several years on the Chesley and District Hospital Board.