Lois and Stan Tucker
In 1938, Montreal native Stanley Tucker enrolled at Queen's University, where he studied history, political science and Latin. Stan loved the university's small, liberal arts feel, intimate classes and outstanding faculty members. He also had a passion for learning, and Queen's helped shape his mind and soul.
After Stan graduated in 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was sent overseas. While in England three years later, Stan met and married Rita. After the war, they returned to Montreal and Stan embarked on a long and successful career as a life insurance broker and consultant.
Shortly after Rita died in 1980, Concordia University's Liberal Arts College solicited Stan's support. He read the College's syllabus and decided to back the program. After Stan met with the College's principal and vice-principal, he created the Rita Mary Tucker Library in memory of his late wife.
A short time later, Lois and Stan met and were married. The couple decided all their wedding gifts were to be directed to the Liberal Arts College scholarship fund and matched by Stan's company. Those funds now provide for three student awards each year.
Lois, also a Montreal native, has enjoyed being a painter and sculptor since she was 18. She has executed many sculpture and mural commissions throughout North America. It has always been important for Lois to be active in community and charitable organizations.
Stan and Lois are happy to have helped generations of Liberal Arts College students achieve their goals.