Raymond Leslie Tucker

March 24, 2017


It is with great sadness that the family of the late Raymond Leslie Tucker announce his passing on Friday March 24th, 2017 at the Health Sciences Center in St. John’s at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents: Frederick and Ida Tucker; brothers Gerald and Albert Tucker; and brother- in -law Calvin Batten. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 50 years Joan (nee Pelley); his children Scott (Nathalie Lavoie) and Sherri-Lynn (Kenneth Eckhert) and eight beloved grandchildren Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Oliva, Reed, Parker, Paisley, Elizabeth and Eric; brother Lloyd (Dulcie); sister Irene Batten; as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Raymond was a veteran of the American Air Force and had a career with 33 years of service dedicated to Education in the province. As per Raymond’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, with visiting hours on Monday March 27th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm and Tuesday March 28th from 10am to noon. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday March 28th at 2:00 pm from St. Augustine’s Anglican Church on Westerland Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Raymond’s memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.



2-4 p.m. on March 27, 2017

7-9 p.m. on March 27, 2017

10- 12 Noon on March 28, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday March 28th

St. Augustine's Anglican Church


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So sorry to read of Ray’s death. Please accept our sincere sympathy. He was a fine gentleman and a good friend.
Bill Abraham

Sherri-Lynn And family, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad – my deepest sympathy.
Dawn Carter

Joan ,
We were very saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Ches and Mary Warren

Joan and family

Sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

The Hayden family:
Louise and Percy, Irene and Warwick, Bill and Maxine, Eric and Pat, Myra and Dan


Joan and Sherri-Lynn:
I am sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I enjoyed the time spent with you during your visits to Ontario and know he will be greatly missed.
Kathy Sawyer and Ashley, Amanda and Lexie

I’m so sorry for your loss. Ray was a big part of our St. Augustine’s family, and it was always such a pleasure to see him. Wishing I could be there for you today.

Joan and Family ;
So sorry for your loss , my thoughts and prayers are with you ! !
Mr. Tucker taught me in High School in Deer Lake .
He lived next door to me. I have many good memories of him.
God Bless you ! !
Myra (Janes) Jefferies
Deer Lake , NL .

Our hearts go out to you today & everyday.
With much love – Jenna, Tom & the boys

Uncle Ray instilled my love for fishing. Every morning at dawn he would come down the lane to Nan’s and toss pebbles at the window to wake me up and take me out jigging. I can still picture him at the tiller with his pipe in hand. He was so kind and gentle, even the nurses remarked the same to me last week that he was the nicest man they had met. I can only wish to leave such a legacy.

Tony Batten and Family

Sherri-Lynn, Scott,, Mrs. Tucker and family:

Many memories of your Dad when we were all growing up in the GYB – always with a smile on his face and so proud of his exceptional children. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Mrs.Tucker and family, My sincerest thoughts and condolences are with you at this time. I. Have fond memories of Mr. Tucker with his help and kindnesses in ny teaching years.He was truly a gentleman.–always kind and thoughtful. With time, all your warm and beautiful memories will help ease your pain. With sincerity. Sylvia Payne

Irene and Lloyd and all of the Tucker family. So sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. Sincere condolences to you all.

Mrs. Tucker,
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your husband and love of your life. Sending you Love and Peace

Sherri-Lynn and Scott,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father, a dear and cherished man who will be missed greatly.
Love Nathalie

Joan and family.

Saddened to hear of Ray’s passing with fond
memories of him in Deer Lake. An admired
teacher and friend to all .We are grateful to Ray
for compiling a Tucker family tree and sharing his
work. For Jean, Ray was a dear and special cousin.

Deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Joan and family sincere sympathy
thinking of you at this sad time, It was a pleasure to know and work with Ray,
He was a gentle gentleman.

Aunt Joan, Scott, and Sherri-Lynn,
Sending many thoughts and prayers to you all. Uncle Ray will surely be missed by us all. He was a wonderful man. We wish we could be with you at this difficult time, so please know we are thinking of you and sending you our love. RIP Uncle Ray.

Love and prayers,
Rosalind, Chris, and girls.

I offer my condolences on the passing of Mr. Tucker. I also want to express my gratitude to him for his willingness nearly 45 years ago to put his confidence and trust in me, a fledgling teacher unknown to him, and offer me the privilege of teaching the children of Morris Academy in Mount Pearl for the next 29 years. Because of him my life was greatly enriched. He was a kind, gentle man. I hope it gives you comfort to know that he had a profound impact on the lives of others. I wish you peace in your hearts as you mourn his passing. Sincerely, Linda Harnett