Michael's vision of a world without war, shared by millions of world citizens, was and is also mine. So in working with Michael over many years we were always marching in the same direction, while at the same time respecting a few, very few, lesser differences. His respect for his cultural and family traditions always impressed me, as did his get-it-done activism. His artistry, especially music and painting, complemented his vigorous progressive political work, and his almost always present sense of humour rounded out a remarkable personality and person. All these traits were present in him when I had the honour and privilege to serve as guest editor of the final print issue of Northstar Compass, Organ of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity With Soviet People. For 26 years he shouldered most of the work of putting that brave periodical to bed with regularity, from concept to smallest detail. That alone is a significant legacy.
It was an absolute pleasure getting to know Michael, and his beautiful family. May he rest in peace.
My condolences to the family. As a child I remember Michael and his wife as being friends of my parents when he would come to Bradford a number of times with his band to play a New Years dance in the town in the late 60's. After the dance they would visit at our house for a few hours in the early morning and my sister and myself would usually play cards with Mary Ann and Mike Jr.
God bless the family and I hope everyone is safe and well.
Mrs Lucas! My brother Steve and I happened to be looking for another obituary and we came across one for Mr. Lucas. Always so sad to hear of friends passing away.
I will always remember him as a commanding figure! our wonderful family visits, and his laugh. Please accept our condolences. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Darlene and John
Michael Lucas' tireless pursuit of his life commitments strenuously in advancing age was an inspiration to us all.