In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Harry Tucker




Born: 06 Jun 1926          Died: 06 Feb 2002


TUCKER, Harry - It has been a year since Dad passed away at the age of 93. He was predeceased by his wife Anne, and is survived by his two daughters, Brenda (Kevin) and Marla (Bernard); and his grandchildren, Cory (Samantha), Ryan (Natalie), Meaghan (Nick), Jesse (Gwen), Kyle and Lindsay, as well as his great-grandchildren, Ava and Nicholas. He was born and raised in Calgary. Dad served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He was so proud to have served his country. There was no shortage of stories about his war time experiences. After the Second World War, he began a career with the Federal Government that spanned 42 years. He retired at the age of 63 as a pioneer in microwave technology. He spent the next 30 years volunteering unselfishly for several organizations. He held the position of Service Officer at Royal Canadian Legion, Osborne Branch. He fought relentlessly for veterans to receive the benefits that they were entitled to. His tenacity made a huge difference for so many veterans. He also volunteered for the FSNA and as a Senior counsellor at the Legion Athletic Camp at the Peace Gardens. He was an active member of the Masons, Scottish Rites as well as the Royal Military Institute. He was awarded several medals over the years, and was honoured to receive the Queen's Jubilee Medal. He enjoyed road trips in his beloved Chryslers as well as cruises. He was an avid daily golfer, and loved going to concerts and live performances. He often spent evenings at the Legion playing cribbage and darts. Dad was an extrovert, had a great sense of humour and loved to talk. It did not matter what the person's background was, he treated everyone equally. He never judged anyone. Dad was an optimist. Following his retirement, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He fought courageously and won. Giving in was not an option for him. No matter what hand he was dealt in life, he was never discouraged and remained positive. In his last couple of years, he lost his eyesight, but he never lost his foresight. He always remained independent. The highlight of his life was being with family. He was a devoted husband and a very generous man. Dad checked in on us daily to see how we were and to let us know about his day. After a three-month battle with health issues, he passed away peacefully in his sleep. Dad we miss you terribly. We know that you are with us in spirit and proudly watching over us. (Winnipeg Free Press 06 Feb 2021)


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