Born in Stellarton, Nova Scotia on August 12, 1938, Bill left us too early. He passed away peacefully at the Chilliwack General Hospital on September 15, 2011 at 11:40 p.m.
Bill, We love you, we miss you, and you will always be there in our hearts.
Bill was a kind and loving man who could always find something good in every person her met. His life was dedicated to his family first, then to his career and his many friends.
After joining the Armed Forces in March 1956, he served in all three branches of the Service and was a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment. Bill served in London, Ontario, London, England (with General Kitching); Paris, France (NATO Headquarters); Halifax, Nova Scotia; Heidelberg, Germany; Saint-Hubert, Quebec,; Greenwood, Nova Scotia; Alert, North West Territories; Chatham, New Brunswick; Nanaimo, British Columbia, HMCS Margaree in Halifax; Chilliwack, British Columbia and Esquimalt. He also did a tour of duty with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Egypt and the Middle East. Bill also had the opportunity to serve Queen Elizabeth when she made a visit to Chatham, Ontario in 1968. Bill is a Legion member, most recently with Branch 280 in Sardis, a member of the Gizeh Temple, and Eagle, and past member of the Canadian Forces Sailing Association where he was also the Manager in Esquimalt for many years.
Bill was predeceased by his wife of over 30 years, Marie Patronella Tucker, the mother of his sons Vincent (Coralee) Tucker and Bill (Allison) Tucker, and leaves behind his best friend and loving wife, Storm Tucker.
Bill loved and will be missed by his grandchildren; Ryan, Janelle, Benjamin, Megan and J.J, his uncle Raymond (Vivian); his siblings Al (deceased) (Linda) Tucker, Leo (Mary) Scott, Carmaine (John) Walker; Evelyn (James, deceased) Delaney, Vernon Tucker and Gerald (Sharon) Tucker, as well as his dear friend and cousin John (Penny) Tucker.
A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, on Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011 at
10:00 a.m., with a reception following at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 280, 5661 Vedder Road, Chilliwack at 12 noon.
A Service will also be held in Bill’s hometown of Stellarton, Nova Scotia, at Our Lady of Lourdes, on October 15th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the name of William Michel Tucker to the BC Children’s Hospital.
Bill’s family wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Chilliwack General Hospital, Drs. Quayle, Tingey and Son, and to all Bill’s nurses. Special thanks to Dean and Lance.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com