Cook O.P. Lougheed, 86, went to Heaven in the arms of Jesus, Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
During WW II, as a young Marine, he met, fell in love, and married his Sweetheart, Jeanne Sibbitt. They sustained a deep and loving relationship for 65 years, raising three children: Nancee Lougheed-Kirk, Ph.D., (Devon Kirk), Scott Lougheed, (Robin), both of Fort Wayne, and April Lougheed of Fishers, Indiana. He was a mentor and friend to all of his grandchildren: Matt Vorst (Daynee) of San Jose, CA; Jason Olin Lougheed, Peter Lougheed (Leslie) both of Indianapolis, and great-granddaughter Isabel Lauren Vorst.
Cook was a businessman, entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist, being inducted into the prestigious Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. He had a talent and passion for creating successful business ventures and commercial properties including: Earth Construction and Engineering, Land & New Development, Lougheed Enterprises, Metro and Landmark buildings, and the Keystone. He created and developed large residential communities, featuring innovative man-made lakes, walking trails, and other unique trend-setting landscaping including: the Bittersweet Moors, Woods, Glens, and Dells subdivision complex, Loch Nest, and Lake Trail Estates.
A North Side High School football star and graduate, he was also a member of the Purdue Football Team of 1943, graduating with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He lead and served as a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church being awarded the Boy Scouts of America's Spiritual Cross & Flame Award; past president, Boy Scouts of America, receiving his Eagle Scout at age 16, followed by the Silver Beaver, the Silver Antelope, and Scouting's highest award, the Distinguished Eagle; as past president of Parkview Foundation, and past president of Parkview Board of Directors (the "Lougheed Center" was dedicated to honor his 37 years of service); as past president of Fort Wayne Zoological Society; as member of the Fort Wayne Country Club; as founding member of The Summit Club; as County Councilman; as well as member of the Purdue Men's Club; Rotary; Allen County Park Board; the Vineyards (Naples, FL); Flying Shriners; and he was a "Master Fisherman". Born in Montpelier, Ohio, he was the oldest child of Olin D. and Ethel M. Lougheed. He was preceded in death by his sister Olene Grandy.
"Even though Cook Lougheed is a shining example of an entrepreneur whose faith, family, focus, and fortitude have blended together creating outstanding contributions to his industry and community, his greatest legacy is the honor, dignity, humor, and spirituality he so aptly patterned for his beloved family. An example for life, a living legend, he will forever live in the hearts of those he cherished, protected, lead, and loved." For additional information on the life of Cook OP Lougheed go to www.cooklougheed.com.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Rd. with calling 1 hour prior. Derrick Weber & Dr. Brian Witwer officiating. Calling also 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd. Entombment in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Memorials to Boy Scouts of America, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, or Parkview Hospital.