“ Reg” James Walter Tucker, 89, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
after a long struggle with progressive dementia.
Reg was born on August 25, 1927 in Calne, England, the first of three
brothers. He was an accomplished athlete in school in particular running
the mile in under 4:25. He was also an avid scout and his troupe
participated in surveillance and wartime activities in WW2.
He enlisted in
the Navy in 1944 at the age of 17 and was a radio operator and electrical
/ communications expert.
He married his sweetheart Jean on Mar
24, 1952. He and Jean spent several carefree years after the war riding
their motorcycle around England while he
completed his degree to become an Electrical Engineer. They immigrated to
Montreal, Canada in 1957 for his new career with Northern Electric (which
later became Northern Telecom). He became well known for implementing
Quality Standards and Improvement programs and eventually became a Vice
President of the company.
He was an enthusiastic participant in
many activities including learning to ski and skate after he came to
Canada, being an avid camper and gardener and travelling the world after
his retirement. He was known for his loyalty, outgoing and generous
nature, curiosity and sense of fun.
Reg is survived by Jean, his loving wife of 65 years, his two children and
their spouses, Lloyd Tucker and Daphne Hubble of Toronto, Jane Tucker and
Shane Peng of St Louis, four grandchildren, Katie, Zachary, Liam and
Julian, brothers Rex of France and Peter of England as well as many other
close friends and relatives.
Funeral Services will be held at St James the Apostle Church, 3 Cathedral
Road, Brampton on Tuesday January 24 at 11:00 am. Family will be greeting
guests starting at 10 am in the foyer. Immediately following the service
there will be a reception for friends and family at the church from 12:00
pm to 2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. Donations in Reginald’s memory
can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St James the Apostle Church.
(Source: Ward Funeral Homes)