“This is a big loss for our community. John Lemieux had a remarkable ability to inspire others to join forces for a common good,” said Concordia President Alan Shepard. “He was committed to a better world and led by example, through tireless volunteer work and charitable giving.”
Lemieux lent his leadership — which he exercised professionally as a senior counsel at the law firm Dentons — to Concordia for several decades. He served on the university’s Board of Governors for three terms, beginning in 2006. He was a member and secretary of the Loyola Alumni Association, now part of the Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA).
For his dedication to his alma mater, Lemieux was recognized with the Humberto Santos Award of Merit — the highest honour awarded by the CUAA — in 2012.