Husband, father, physician, entrepreneur, mentor. Born on March 17, 1932, in Forest Reserve, Trinidad; died on Jan. 14, 2015, in Montreal, from complications of prostate cancer, aged 82.Elrie Tucker was always looking to make a buck. As a young man in Trinidad he started a taxi service and ran Saturday-night dances while teaching high school in Port of Spain. He was happy enough, until his brother Eric decided to leave to become a doctor. Elrie realized that there was more to the world than his island home and followed his brother to Montreal.
The home I have had the good fortune to enjoy for nearly 31 years was built by architect Fred Hollingsworth in 1968. I am its second occupant.When I retired in 2000, I enrolled in the Textile Arts Diploma Program at Capilano College in North Vancouver in B.C. (It is now called Capilano University and the program no longer exists.) One exercise in the art history course was to evaluate the architecture and city planning of Vancouver in general and one building in particular.