Tony Stuckless

May 21, 1946 to April 3, 2024


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Tony Stuckless passed peacefully away surrounded by family at the Dr. Leonard A Miller Centre, Pallative Care Unit on April 3rd 2024, at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents Flora Stuckless-Hobbs and James Stuckless and stepfather, Levi Hobbs; brothers, Otto, Donald, Arthur, Calvin and his sister, Pearl Andrews, parents-in-law Ronald and Doris Sharpe. Left to live and cherish with fond and loving memories are his wife of 52 years, Linda, his son, Grant (Brian Wade); his daughter, Leanne (Trent Brinston), granddaughter, Eve, step-sister Joselyn (Bob Woodworth), siblings-in-law Kevin Sharpe (Terry), Wayne Sharpe (Heather), Pamela Cahill (Randy), Lorenzo Andrews, Betty, Ruby, and Audrey Stuckless, special nephew Brian Stuckless, and several close family and friends.

Tony began as a businessman at the age of 12 by opening his first barber shop in Point Leamington. It was here that he was blessed to meet his wife of 52 years while she was a young nursing student visiting her friend. He then continued his career as a businessman in Botwood, where he lived most of his life and raised his family with Linda. Tony had a passion for life and had many hobbies that kept him busy. Tony and Linda’s family house in Botwood had a selection of rooms for his many interests such as his office, music room, painting room, antique room, greenhouse, a butcher shop, where he cut many a moose for the community and a garage where he stored his antique cars. He loved music and could play a variety of instruments, but his favorite was the guitar. He was a remarkable artist and created many beautiful paintings of communities, landscapes and landmarks. Tony was a jack of all trades, as he could build and fix anything. He also looked forward to the Spring of the year for the fresh air, sunshine and new growth, as he shared his gardening skill with his son-in-law, Trent and his son, Grant, who has inherited his green thumb. Tony loved to spend the summertime at his camper and socializing with his family and friends, but especially spending quality time with his treasured granddaughter, Eve. She was his world, and he was so very proud of her. He has given Eve nearly 11 years of wonderful memories to carry with her. Tony was a true historian as well. He was intrigued with his native heritage of the Beothuk Nation as he spent the majority of his years researching the history of his heritage. During his research, he wrote and published a book about the Stuckless legacy with his cousin, Ross. Through his love of history, Tony collected a large variety of antiques that he later donated to the Botwood Heritage Society Museum to be enjoyed. He was a past Master of the Botwood Masonic Lodge and past member of the Shriner’s Club.  He served on the Botwood town council from 1993–1997.  Tony loved his family and friends and loved to meet new people and share a story. He always greeted people with a smile and friendly conversation. He and Linda were sure to always make you feel welcome. They did everything together and instilled in their children the importance of family, hard work and making time for enjoyment. He will be missed dearly by his family and all who knew him.

Thank you to Eastern Health care providers over the past 5 months, pastoral care team, and volunteers, Dr. Susan MacDonald and her team, Dr. Louise Rogers, nurse practitioner Lisa, and the staff at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre Palliative Care Unit.

Thank you for the unconditional support and love of family and friends. To Larry and Craig who visited every day, thank you is not enough.

A very very special thank you to his favourite sister-in-law Pam who always brought a smile to his face and who was there every step of the way.  Pam and Randy your immeasurable love cannot be described. You went above and beyond.  What would we have done without you?

A Celebration of Tony’s Life will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 24th at 11am with reception in the lower lounge to follow. 

Donations in Tony’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? Until we meet again, enjoy the many rooms prepared for you.

Rest in Paradise, Tony.


Celebration of Life

11:00am, Wednesday April 24th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Reception to follow in the Lower Lounge.


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Linda and family,
I am so sad to hear about Tony’s passing. He was such a kind man and I feel privileged to have known him.
I treasured my years in your Botwood home and enjoyed watching my boys grow up there. Our neighbours were the best.

Praying you find peace…Shawna Young (Canning)

Sending condolences to Linda and family. Tony was a very kind gentleman. Cherish your memories.
RIP Tony.

We were deeply saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Linda, Leanne & Grant and all those whose lives he touched. We know that number is plenty as he was a very kind and generous man with a big personality who leaves a space that can never be filled again. Rest in peace. . Moya Matick & family in Vancouver, BC

Linda , sorry to hear of Tony’s passing , my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this most difficult time . May he R I P . Norma

Linda and family, I was so sorry to hear about Tony’s death. I know that he has put up a good fight for some time now. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time – loving memories will help as you move along in the process of managing a great loss. Hopefully I’ll get to see you in one of my visits to NL. Hugs and love, Juanita and George

Linda and Family: I accidentally saw Tony’s obituary as I was looking for someone else at Carnell’s and instictively felt for all of you, because both personally and by his wonderful reputation in Botwood and area,and knew what a loss he was for you and those whom he impacted positively over the years!And I will always remember the one and only times he have me a guided tour of his antiques and historical collection! As you mourn and celebrate his life be assured that my prayers for your strength and comfort will be sincerely offered!!

Linda & Family,
So very sorry for your great loss. Sincere condolences to all his family and friends who loved him. God’s blessings to you all.
Vera and Derek Williams

Rev.Grant & the Stuckless family; so sorry to hear about your loss – it is not easy to lose someone you love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take Care and God Bless.

So very sorry to learn of your dads passing Leanne . Sending sincere condolences to you all at this very sad time . Cherish the memories , Rest peacefully Mr. Stuckless.

Our condolences to the family.
Thinking of you Linda during this difficult time ❤️

To Leanne & Family So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passings..May God’ s Love Comfort you in your time of sorrow now & always.Sincere Sympathy .

To: Linda & Family
Sorry to hear of Tony’s passing.
We wish you to know that we join with others in an expression of sympathy and condolence to you and your family
May it comfort and sustain you as you remember you are supported in thought and in prayer as you go through this time of sorrow .May the blessing of Peace gently carry you through.
A man remembered never dies until all the stories are told.
Rest eternal grant unto him,O Lord. Let light perpetual shine upon him.

Rev.Larry & Bernice Watkins

My deepest and most sincere condolences to Linda, Grant, Leanne and the entire family. With thoughts, prayers, memories and tons of love and support, I hope will bring you all comfort, peace of mind and strength each day. A life well-lived is like a powerful work of art. Beautifully created and remembered by all. Tony, you will be remembered each day with the gifts you left behind. So many talents, paintings, projects, stories, history and more. Thanks for your kindness over the years. It was so good to know you. You’ll be dearly missed. Relax in the glories of Heaven.

To Linda &family.
Sending my deepest condolences to you all today.. I will keep you in my prayers in the upcoming days..,
God Bless you all
Jean Rowsell
Point Leamington

Thinking of you Linda and family at this very sad time
May your memories of a life well lived bring you comfort and may Tony’s’ spirit .love and laughter stay with you always.

Linda. I am saddened to read if Tony’s passing. I enjoyed very much our music and singing on Rhodora St. He was so enthusiastic about all his hobbies and such pleasant company. My condolences to you and your family.

To Linda Grant Leanne and Eve..So Sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Enjoyed the talks with him at Christmas when him and Ross were patients at the Health Sciences. We loved his visits when your family lived in central. Hold onto your beautiful memories of him which I’m sure there are many. Rest in peace dear friend.

Linda, Leanne, Grant and families
Saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. Such a fine gentleman.
You have so many precious memories and your family support to get through this difficult time. May God bless you and your family to get through this difficult time. Hugs & prayers

Gloria & John Roberts

Linda and family please accept my sincere condolences. Tony was a fine gentleman and friend and it was a privilege to have known him. RIP

Linda, Grant, Leanne & Families,
We are sending sincere condolences to you on Tony’s passing. . It is sad to see such a talented and resourceful person pass from our midst. He was certainly a very memorable person who left an impression on everyone he met.
Hold on to your precious memories forever. We will keep
you in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Linda, Grant and the Stuckless family,

On behalf of the Church Council, Staff & People of Trinity United, Botwood and Myself & my family – I wish to extend to you our love, support and prayers across the distance at this time of loss in your family.

Though life has put distance between us, we still cherrish your family connection to our community of faith – and Grant we are all so very proud of you, your ministry!

Please take comfort in those great words of our faith from A New Creed which reminds us of God’s great promise that we are never alone – wherever we find ourselves. In life, in death, in life beyond death; God is with us. We are not alone. Thank be to God.

In Christ’s abundant love,
James Martin-Carter
Trinity United, Botwood

Linda And Your Family So Sorry For Your Loss Welled liked and respected by all who knew him

Our condolences to Linda , Leanne , Grant and families.

To Linda, Leanne, Grant and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing and send our deepest sympathy to you all.
Ed & ‘Sam’ Brown
Northern Arm

Linda and family, our condolences on Tony’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing you and Tony from time to time in Point Leamington. Tony and I graduated together and I had my hair cut many times by Tony in his little shop by the road.

Linda, Grant (Brian), Leanne, Trent, dear Eve & Family,
Tony was a lovely person. It is hard to believe he has passed. Be kind and gentle with yourselves as you grieve his loss. Take your time and please know that you have any support you need. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and yours at this sad time.
Kevin & Jeffery

Linda, Leanne, Grant and family. Our sincere condolences on Tony’s passing. We have fond memories of time spent in Botwood when our children were young, you both were very welcoming. Tony loved to share his interests with everyone and couldn’t do enough to make you feel at home. He was kind, genuine, a true gentleman, and will be remembered with a smile.

Linda I am so sad to hear of Tony’s passing. . Condolences to you and the family Vida and Charlie.

Leanne & Family,
Our heart’s are with you in this difficult time.
With Sincere Condolences,
Cliff & Duane

Linda, Grant, LeAnne & family,
Shocked & saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. May your precious memories & support of family & friends be a source of strength during these difficult days. Sending our sincerest condolences. Hugs & God-Bless !!

Linda and family I’m so sad for Tony’s passing.. Tony was a great soul to be around. He was my first boss when he was manager of Foodfair in Botwood. I pass on my condolences 🙏🏼

Linda, ,Grant, Leanne & family.
Don & I were shocked to hear of Tony’s passing. We have lots of memories of the times we went to Florida on the Wholesalers trips with the kids. The time you & Tony along with two others came to our house “Mummering” at Christmas, we didn’t have a clue who you were (so funny). You have so many memories that will bring a smile to your face in the days ahead.
We send our sincere condolences to you all. Rest in peace Tony .

Linda, Leanne,Grant and family : So sorry to hear about Tony’s passing. As you go through these difficult days, may your memories e a source of comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Linda and family, Rex and I are so sorry for your loss and send you our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

To Leanne and family:
May the unspoken words of caring and the silent prayers that come from within the heart , give you strength and peace at this sad time.

I am so sad to hear of Tony’s passing… but I have to say, reading his obituary brought a smile to my face. Growing up I spent so much time in the “many rooms” that Tony created and was amazed by them all. He was an interesting and kind man and never minded us chattering girls hanging out at his place. He had a big heart and he will surely be missed.

Much love to Leanne, Linda, Grant and family and may you take comfort in the days to come in the many memories you’ve created over the years together.

Linda, Leanne, Grant and family, Our sincere condolences for your loss. Tony was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed. It was always a pleasure to meet him and have a few words. María and I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Wally and María Gosse

Linda & Family,
Sending our sincere condolences to all of you during this very difficult time. Audie remembers when Tony, manager of Food Fair (Botwood), sponsored the Food Fair Men’s Softball Team. Rest in Peace.

To Linda and all of Tony’s family and friends my sincerest condolences. He was a one of a kind gentleman. May he RIP.

Grant, Linda & Family
Sincere Condolences to you and your entire family
Bob Bennett