Gilbert E. Tucker

December 30, 1934 to May 14, 2021


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Gilbert Tucker, age 86, passed peacefully away at Chancellor Park Long Term Care Facility on May 14, 2021.

Gilbert Tucker worked 37.5 years with the Federal Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. He held numerous positions there throughout his career. Throughout the years, Gilbert was involved in numerous committees and activities in his beloved community of St. Philip’s. In his later years he became involved in the Neptune Lodge (Masonic) and Mazol Shriner’s. He had a great love of the outdoors: hunting, fishing, and everything associated with the wilderness and the ocean.

He is predeceased by his daughter Leila, who was the pride and joy of his life; his parents Sarah Jane and Randall; brother Alec; sister Winifred; mother and father in-law Blanche and Warwick; and sister-in-law Joan.

Leaving to mourn with loving and cherished memories his wife Greta of 67 years; his children Ross (Gail), Brian (Pauline) son-in-law Thomas Tulk; brothers and sisters Reginald, Margaret, Isabelle, Joyce, and Randell (Sally).  Also leaving to mourn are his grandchildren Michelle (Lou), Renee (Jerred), Darci and Jamie; his great-grandchildren Melissa (Spencer), Amy, Noah and Alexis; great-great-grandchild Colson; an extended family of step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren; as well as a large circle of close friends. 

Special thanks to Chancellor Park Nursing Home, doctors, nurses and all the staff of 2 East for the exceptional care, compassion and love they provided to Gilbert during his last 16 months there. Also, to the 3rd floor staff for the exceptional care and compassion they provided during the time he was in palliative care. You are all truly incredible, words cannot express the gratitude we feel.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 20 Coady’s Road, on May 19, 2021 at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at St. Philip’s Anglican Cemetery.  Attendance at the funeral is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Please register with Janice or Donna Spurrell 895-3581 or 725-1057 if you would like to attend.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a church he loved dearly: St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 20 Coady’s Road, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, NL, A1M 1L1.



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Brian and Family,

Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. Our lasting memory of Gil will be his evening trout fishing spins on the pond, of which very few went unrewarded !

Our thoughts are with you. May your memories of your father be a blessing to you and your family.

Doug and Joanne Chafe

Please accept our regrets on Gil’s passing.. Our folks,
Arthur and Georgina Young did indeed have a long and wonderful friendship with Gil and Greta. .The last time I saw Gil he gave me a plaque from the old school where Dad taught .I really appreciated that.

So sorry to learn today of Gil’s passing. I’ll always remember the moose hunting trips we had together. He taught me a lot.

Gil had a long and fruitful collaboration with my father Hubert at DFO. On my living room wall is a picture of Gil and Hubert in SCUBA gear about to dive into the waters off Bell Island. They shared many adventures, discoveries and firsts. And for me, Gil’s boat was where I had my first row on the bay. It was Gil who showed me where to find cod and how to haul them in. He supervised my first job at sea that led to a career on the water. After my father passed, I would look forward to the companionship and stories Gil would tell of the sea and the land when I visited in the summer.

Gil was a steadfast friend, an example to look up to, and one of the warmest people I’ve known. He will be greatly missed.

Ross, Greta, and Brian, you are in our thoughts.

Jeremy Squires

Greta and Family,
Our sincere condolences to you and your Family at this time in the loss of your loved one, Gilbert. We give thanks for Gilbert’s life and witness, for his faithfulness to Family and Community, and concern for others. We commend him into God’s care and keeping, and in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to Eternal Life in Christ Jesus, Our Lord. Love and Blessings to all.
John and Cynthia

Deepest sympathy from our family to yours.
Elaine Underhay

Brian,, so sorry to hear about the death of your dear Dad. Thinking. of you and your family at this difficult time!

My sincere condolences on the passing of Gil. .Mom and Dad were good friends of him and Greta., from their time in St. Philips and long after. Sylvia(Young)Foley.

My condolences to Reg and family on the passing of your brother. I know you were very close. I remember your stories of your outdoor adventures. I’ll be over for a visit soon. May your memories help ease the sadness of your loss. Take care.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence to the family

Greta, Ross, Brian & the Tucker family; our thoughts and prayers are of you at this time. We hope that your happy memories of Gil will help you get through this difficult time. Ches & Ethel ( Sheppard) Barfitt

our deepest sympathy to you reg, on the passing of your brother gil. to you and all the family may he rest in peace

I remember Gill so well and so clearly when he and Greta would visit Mom and Dad in St. Philips for gatherings. I also remember Gill from Dad’s 90th. birthday celebration on June 13, 2008. One other remembrance when Warren and I baby sat for Gill and Greta one night. The main order was not to let the cat in the house. Well, somehow the cat found its way inside and had her kittens in Leila’s bed.

Dear Greta, Ross ,Brian & all the Tucker family,
Gordie & I are so sorry to learn of Gil’s passing. He has been our neighbour & friend for decades. He was a great presence & we will miss him , especially in the summer mornings as he called the ducks to feed..We wish we could offer our condolences in person but Gordie’s current chemotherapy regime unfortunately makes a funeral home visit too risky for him.Please know however that we are thinking of you..
Deepest sympathy,
Eileen & Gordie MacNab

Condolences to Gil’s family.

He was a real professional; he worked hard but never seemed to labour. His perpetual smile and sense of humour was a motivation to all his colleagues.

Sorry for your loss.

A. D. Murphy – Murf

To Aunt Greta, Ross, Brian, Tom & families.
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Gil’s passing and we are thinking about all of you during this very difficult time.

Find comfort that he is at peace now and reunited with Leila, who no doubt welcomed him with a big smile, opened arms and a huge hug.

Keep your memories close & he’ll always be with you. Take care.

RIP Uncle Gil.

So sorry and saddened to hear of the passing of Gilbert may he Rest In Peace, and all his Family find comfort knowing he is at rest with his maker 🙏

Tom and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Dave and Gloria

To the Tucker Family, sending out deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you all! RIP Gil.

To the Tucker Family:

Andy will miss Gil and was a good friend. Synpathy to Margaret and family.

To Reg. And family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Gilbert was a wonderful Shriner and gave a lot of time working for the cripple and burn Children.
I’m sure you all have good memories of Gilbert over the past years.

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Gil. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

As long as I can remember I have known Gil and Greta. It was common practice for me to drop into their home on my way home from school. As a young teenager I admired them so much. He was tall and handsome, Greta was tiny and pretty. I loved the romantic picture they made, I would visit them and their small children. while Gil was often away working on the sea, but Greta was like a mentor to me. Every teenage girl needs someone like her, to help through the early dating days. She was a wonderful older friend., and Gil was a truly lovely man. Neither of them was never the same after they lost their beloved daughter Leila. But as Christian people they know they will be reunited with their loved ones gone before. Deepest sympathy to Greta, Ross, Brian and their families,Tom, Leilas husband and daughter Renee,. To all Gil’s family, to his siblings and to his numerous friends our condolences. May Gods peace. be with you all Charlie and I are thinking of you and holding you all in prayer

Sad to learn of Gil’s passing. I met Gil for the first time in 1974 when I started as a summer student at FRB. He was a very nice man with a wealth of intelligence, knowledge, and humour; always there to lend a hand or offer advice. My condolences to the family. RIP Gil.

Iworked with Gill at DFO on water street and in the White Hills.He was a real gentleman.Please accept my condolances on the loss of a great man.

So sorry to hear of Gil’s passing. I remember he was a mentor to the younger people at DFO with his wide range of skills and breadth of knowledge, as well as his gentlemanly disposition and sense of humor. My condolences to the family.

So sorry to hear of Mr. Tucker’s passing. Sincere condolances to all the family. We met Gil at St. Philips He was a vey distinguished and kind gentlemen. We loved our visits with him and Greta and really enjoyed our meals and card games. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace.
George and Shirley Sharpe

Very sorry to hear of Gil’s passing.
He is one of the few remaining scientific staff of the St John’s Biological Station who were personally hired by Dr Templeman in the 1950s..
Dr Templeman’s standards were very high, selecting only those with exceptional intelligence and a strong work ethic both in the laboratory and at sea.

It was a pleasure to be a long term colleague of Gil’s at both the Biological Station and NAFC at the White Hills.
My condolences to Gil’s extended family

Dr George Winters

Mrs. Tucker, Brian & Pauline, Renee, Tom and all the Tucker families. We were saddened to hear of Mr. Tucker’s passing. We remember him as a very knowledgeable and likeable gentleman. Thinking of you at this time. May the great memories you all cherish last forever.

Mrs Tucker, Ross, Brian & the Tucker Family …. my heartfelt sympathy to you all in the loss of your loved one.. … cherish his precious memories and keep them close to your hearts forever…. thinking of you all… God Bless!!❤️❤️

Greta and the Tucker Family.
So sorry to hear of GILL’S PASSING. I knw he has not been well these past few years, but he is no longer in pain.
Rest in Peace GIL

Terry and Judy (Vey) Sullivan

Greta, so sorry to hear of Gill`s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time. We, the girls miss you. Take Care

Greta and Family – I remember you both so well from our many visiits to Sheila and Doug Clarks – Sheila was my sister. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss.

Kaye (Hulan) MacAulay, Stephenville, NL

Greta, Ross, Brian, Tom and all the Tucker and Tulk families, my sincere condolences on Gil’s passing. I remember old times in St. Philips when Greta and Gil used to come to our home Saturday nights, and how good friends they were with Mom and Dad. The last time I saw you both, Greta, was when you both came by my house in Paradise after Dad passed away. Sending you all lots of love and prayers at this sad time. Hugs to you all.

Greta & Family
Sincere Condolences at this very difficult time, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. All God’s Blessings.

To Greta :
I was very sorry to learn of Gilbert’s passing. I have fond memories of you both visiting my parents in Bay Roberts. I last saw Gilbert when he attend my father’s wake and funeral seven years ago. My parents often talked about your and Gilbert’s parents when they lived in St. Phillips. My sincere condolence to you and may your memories bring comfort to you in the days ahead.
From Marjorie Mercer

Greta and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

I am so saddened to learn of Gill’s passing. I have so many fond memories of chatting with Gill over the years on the Tolt Road – especially when his visited my grandparents – Oliver & Rita. I also spent much time in his company at church. Gill was a gentleman through and through. I only wish that we could gather and tell stories with your family now to provide comfort, but until such a time, please know that my family and I are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

My sincere condolences on Gil’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting him and Greta whenever I got back to Newfoundland. Thinking of all of you in this difficult time.

We are so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to all the family.

Dear Greta ….. our sincere sympathy to you and all the family at this sad time. Santa’s Christmas Eve visits were very special and looked forward to for years. Thinking of you all as you mourn his passing.

To Greta and Family

We were saddened to learn of Gil’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathies and condolences at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mrs Tucker, Brian & Pauline, and all the Tucker family, sending you lots of love and comfort, we are so sorry for your loss.
Linda & Carl (Griffin)

My deepest sympathy to you all. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of Gil;s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time..

Greta and family : We are so sorry to hear of Gilbert’s passing . May the beautiful memories comfort you all at this very sad and difficult time . May he rest in peace .

Mrs Tucker, Renee, Tom and all the Tucker family, sending sincere condolences on the passing of Mr Tucker. Keep your memories close…

My condolences to Mrs. Tucker and family. Sorry for your loss.

Greta and Family,

Sorry to hear of Gil’s passing,, our deepest and sincerest condolences.. Our prayers and thoughts are will you at this time.

Maple Hussey and Family

My deepest condolences to all of Gil’ s family. May he rest in Peace.

To the Tucker families

I remember Gil very well from his days of working with my Dad at DFO both on Water Street and White Hills. He was a great friend of my late father Ed LeGrow Sr. The last time I seen him was at the funeral for my late father.


Our Deepest Sympathy to all of Gil’s Family!!! May He Rest In Peace!!

Brian, Pauline and family we are so sorry for your loss
May the wonderful memories of your father get you through the tough days
Denean and Craig Simms

So sorry for the loss of your dad. Deepest condolences to all the family..

Sending our deepest sympathy to the family

My heartfelt and sincere condolences are being sent to Gilbert’s family. … Greta, Ross (Gail) and family; Brian and family,; Tom, Renee, and family.. “Gil”, as he was fondly known to our family, was a wonderful and cherished friend to Mom and Dad., to our family. He was knowledgeable and very pleasant, treated everyone with dignity and respect, loved his Church and serving on the various committees. God Bless you all. I pray that he is now reunited with his loving daughter, Leila, who went before him far too young.. Rest In Peace.

Greta , the Tucker and Tulk Families,
Sorry to read today on the website of Carnell’s Funeral Home, the passing of Gilbert.
My prayers and thoughts are with you on the passing of your husband, father, father -in- law, grandfather and a great friend. Have many happy memories of him when I would visit with them at their home.
May he Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory.