TUCKERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-11 published
TUCKERMAN, Margaret Elizabeth (née COUMANS) (1911-2006)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 9, 2006, in Waterloo, in her 95th year, cherished wife of the late William TUCKERMAN (1970.) Her parents, the Rev Hiram and Junie COUMANS, brothers O.B. and Arnot and sister-in-law Lilah COUMANS predeceased her. Her sister-in-law Myra COUMANS, cousins Elizabeth COX, Willard (Mary), Max (Arlene) and Dwight (Jean) MacKAY, remember Margaret with love and admiration. She was the dear aunt of Kendra NEWKIRK and Jean Ann and Bob NORMAN, great aunt of Todd (Joye) and Tashia NORMAN, Sarah (Jason GATT) and Emily NEWKIRK. She cherished her great-great-niece Thea GATT and great-great-nephew Jack NORMAN. The family is grateful to the staff at Columbia Forest Long Term Care (Eby), Waterloo for their compassion and exemplary care. Margaret requested that her body be donated to the University of Toronto Anatomy School. The family will hold a private celebration of her life. Memorial donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated. Margaret was a gentle soul who lived her life with grace, kindness and optimism. She maintained a positive outlook on life. Even in declining health she appreciated her view of nature and the changing seasons outside her window. She truly felt that it was a wonderful world.

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TUCKERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-07 published
WRIGHT, Gretchen (née RICHARDSON)
By Karen Lander TUCKERMAN, Page A24
Great-grandmother, pioneer, teacher, farmer. Born October 10, 1905, in Tilbury, Ontario Died September 5, in Provost, Alberta., aged 100.
It was December of 1927 and 50 degrees below zero the morning Gretchen RICHARDSON married Bert WRIGHT, farmer and auctioneer, in the Chauvin, Alberta., telephone office where her family lived. Bert had bought a buffalo coat as her wedding gift, but it was so cold that, against the furrier's advice, he gave it to her before the big day. After spending the winter in South Dakota, the newlyweds returned to Alberta via Winnipeg, where they stopped to buy everything they'd need to set up house. Not long afterward, the Depression years began. "I was lucky," Grandma told us. "If we'd been married a year later, I might have had nothing to set up my house."
Gretchen quickly learned to cook and bake for a crew, and that's the way she always baked. She told us that hired men didn't care about the food looking fancy, there just had to be a lot of it. (Years later, her deep-freeze was legendary for the baking produced on a moment's notice.) They farmed on a large scale, six sections of land, so Gretchen had lots of men to feed, plus a new baby, Albion, and her father (suffering from Parkinson's disease) to care for. Those years were tough. The Second World War brought an end to the Depression, and developments in farm equipment brought an end to the family farm. Gretchen and Bert made new arrangements to farm the land, moved into town and never looked back.
Just after settling in Provost, the deaths of Gretchen's mother and Bert left her living alone for the first time in her life. But even as her children and their families moved away, she returned to teaching and stayed put for 50 more years.
Perhaps she was tired of being uprooted. Gretchen was just 3 when they moved from Tilbury to Wainwright where her father established the first general store. Four years later, they moved to Edmonton, and later to Sedgewick where they operated an egg and cream buying station, and finally to a farm near Chauvin. Gretchen and her two younger sisters travelled to school by horse-drawn buggy in the summer and by sleigh in winter. When Gretchen's father became ill, her mother took over the Chauvin telephone office.
That's when Grandma first learned to drive. Just 20 and teaching school, she cranked her father's Model T Ford into action and came home weekends to help her mother in the telephone office. She loved driving, and it wasn't until age 97 that she very reluctantly gave up her licence. It was her first real loss of independence.
Gretchen loved to talk and wasn't afraid to speak her mind. But the Alberta in which she grew up was not culturally diverse. At times she surprised us when her language unintentionally betrayed the prejudice of those times.
Grandma anchored all of us to the Prairies, to farming and to our roots. Her letters were filled with news of relatives and Friends, advice, encouragement and, depending on the season, the weather, the crop and the harvest. In Provost, you were introduced and known as Mrs. WRIGHT's (great) grandchild, as the child of Evelyn or Albion. Grandma kept us linked to our past, even as we tried hard to forge ahead.
This past June, when cancer landed her in the hospital for the first time since Evelyn was born, doctors quickly realized she wasn't any ordinary 100-year-old. After two weeks of radiation treatments, she was sent from Edmonton back to the Provost hospital. The day they discharged her, she got her walker, asked her great nephew to carry her things, and walked from the hospital to her home at the seniors' lodge. I exclaimed about how amazing that was and she replied, "Well, it was only across the road." Gretchen died the day the harvest was done. It was a good crop.
Karen is Gretchen's granddaughter, Albion's daughter.

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TUCKETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
COAKLEY, Bruce
Sadly, after a long battle on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Credit Valley Hospital at the age of 65. Beloved son of the late Rita TUCKETT. Loving father of Renee, Kimberly, Candace and Justine. Loving grandfather of Shylee. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.), from Thursday 12 noon until service time in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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TUCKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
WALSH, Gary Allen
After a brief illness, at Victoria Hospital, L.H.S.C., on Friday March 17, 2006. Gary Allen WALSH in his 61st year. Husband of Kathy. Survived by son Robert Allen WALSH of Nova Scotia, and step-children Jeffery STAFFORD and his wife Jennifer, Carla and Tanya TUCKEY, all of London. "Poppa" to Lexie, Lysa and Emily. Dear friend of Bob ROYAL, Pat and Ray. Funeral service will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. (Visitation from 12-1 p.m). Cremation to follow. Donations to the Children's Hospital, c/o Children's Health Foundation, would be appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Gary Walsh.

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TUCKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-04 published
JEFFREY, Reta M. (PALMER)
Suddenly at her residence in Thames Centre on May 2, 2006, Reta M. (PALMER) JEFFREY age 71 years. Beloved wife of Kenneth H. (Ken) JEFFREY. Loving mother of Mark JEFFREY and Alan JEFFREY both of Thames Centre, Sandra and Richard AYALA of Yucaipa, California. Proud grandmother of Amy. Dear sister of Stuart PALMER of Stratford. Dear brother-in-law of Reg HARRIS and Shirley of Saint Marys. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Bert PALMER and the former Cora TUCKEY, a sister Marion HARRIS, a brother Glen PALMER and his wife Evelyn. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Irene RICHARDSON officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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TUCKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-11 published
CALLIGAN, G. Elizabeth " Betty" (née THOMAS)
Peacefully in Hamilton on Sunday October 8th 2006, G. Elizabeth "Betty" CALLIGAN in her 81st year. Survived by husband Ronald and step-daughters, Sherry and Susan. Also survived sisters Eleanor (Don) COPLAND, Rosemary (Richard) LUTZ, and Leah STEELE, brothers Richard THOMAS and Peter (Elaine) THOMAS. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Charmaine (Bill) TUCKEY. Betty was a former Student Advisor at MacMaster University. Funeral Service, Thursday, October 12th at 11 a.m. Cattel Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, Dundas Ontario entrused with arrangements. (905-628-6412)

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TUCKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-05 published
TUCKEY, Alvin C.
In loving memory of Alvin C. TUCKEY who passed away November 5, Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed in every way.
Wife Sherry and family.

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TUCKFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-25 published
GREENWOOD, Lawrence George, L.L.D. (1921-2006)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Larry GREENWOOD on September 21st, 2006. He was the son of the late George TUCKFIELD and Mildred GREENWOOD and husband of the late and much loved Margaret GREENWOOD. He is survived by his sisters, Thelma GALBRAITE, Muriel GOLAB (Tony,) and June SLIGHT (Don) and their extended families. He was a devoted and most loving friend to Monique EVIS and her son Alexander. He will be greatly missed by his many Friends and especially by "The Yoga Group". He was decorated while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in North Africa and Europe (1942-1945). A banker by profession, Larry's career with The Canadian Bank of Commerce began in 1938. It culminated with the Presidency (1968-1971) and Vice-Chairmanship (1971-1976) of the newly formed Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He retired from active service with the bank in 1981 and subsequently served on numerous corporate boards including: Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Swiss Re Management Limited; President, Swissre Holdings (Canada) Ltd.; The Imperial Life Assurance Company of Canada; Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club; North America Reinsurance Company; Swissre Corporation; Edifice Dorchester Commerce; Eaton Life Assurance Company; Federal Pioneer Limited; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company of Canada; Queen's University; The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children; and HOOP. He was the recipient of Her Majesty's Jubilee Medal and the Distinguished Service Award, Queen's University and also held an Hon. L.L.D. from Queen's University. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 or Queen's University, Advancement Business Office, Office of Advancement, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 would be appreciated.

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TUCKFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-07 published
GREENWOOD, Lawrence George, L.L.D. (1921-2006)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Larry GREENWOOD on September 21st, 2006. He was the son of the late George TUCKFIELD and Mildred GREENWOOD and husband of the late and much loved Margaret GREENWOOD. He is survived by his sisters, Thelma GALBRAITE, Muriel GOLAB (Tony,) and June SLIGHT (Don) and their extended families. He was a devoted and most loving friend to Monique EVIS and her son Alexander. He will be greatly missed by his many Friends and especially by "The Yoga Group". He was decorated while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in North Africa and Europe (1942-1945). A banker by profession, Larry's career with The Canadian Bank of Commerce began in 1938. It culminated with the Presidency (1968-1971) and Vice-Chairmanship (1971-1976) of the newly formed Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He retired from active service with the bank in 1981 and subsequently served on numerous corporate boards including: Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Swiss Re Management Limited; President, Swissre Holdings (Canada) Ltd.; The Imperial Life Assurance Company of Canada; Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club; North America Reinsurance Company; Swissre Corporation; Edifice Dorchester Commerce; Eaton Life Assurance Company; Federal Pioneer Limited; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company of Canada; Queen's University; The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children; and HOOP. He was the recipient of Her Majesty's Jubilee Medal and the Distinguished Service Award, Queen's University and also held an Hon. L.L.D. from Queen's University. A memorial service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Wednesday, October 11th at 11 o'clock with a reception to follow in the Bayview and Leaside Rooms. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 or Queen's University, Advancement Business Office, Office of Advancement, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 would be appreciated.

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TUCKWOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-13 published
TUCKWOOD, Joan
In memory of Joan our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, who passed away February 14, 2005.
So much has changed since you've been gone,
Through ups and downs our lives move on,
We will always have memories,
Mom of you, We cannot hold the hands of time,
Or live again the past.
But precious memories do remain
And will last forever.
Loved and missed by your daughters Sylvia, Beverley, Wendy, Brenda and their families.

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