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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.