The children and families of Allan Bruce Tuck are resigned to announce his passing in Parksville, BC on May 26, 2017. Allan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 21, 1935. Dad was 81.
Dad struggled through many health challenges in the last few years, but nothing compared to the loss of his loving wife Irene, who passed away on December 29, 2013. Mom and Dad had been married for 55 years.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children; son Bruce (Brenda Robinson) of Victoria BC; his daughter Charlene Gray (Gord) of Comox, BC and his son Barry (Rae) of Parksville, BC.
Dad leaves his grandchildren and great grandchildren; Bryan Friis of Comox, BC; Lindsay (Stephane) Mallette and their children Aubree and Ronan of Courtenay, BC; Kevin Gray of Courtenay, BC; Scott (Alison) Tuck and their daughter Finnley of Stonewall MB and Bradd (Carlea) Tuck and their son Oliver of Parksville, BC.
Dad also leaves his brother John Tuck of California and many relatives throughout Manitoba and the USA. He was predeceased by his sister Shirley (Ginger) of Winnipeg, MB and his brother Doug of Colorado, USA.
Dad served in the Navy (for 5 years) and the Airforce (for 22 years) travelling throughout the world and serving a peacekeeping mission at the end of the Korean War. He and the family were stationed across Canada and in Germany, finally settling in Comox until his retirement in 1980. Dad then went back to college and had a long retail management career.
An avid sportsman Dad coached many years in the Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association and the Saanich Minor Hockey Association. He was honored with a “lifetime membership” while volunteering in Saanich.
Dad was a Mason and a Shriner, he was Past Master of Henderson Lodge #84 in Victoria BC and a member of Comox Lodge #188 in Comox BC. He was Past President of the Victoria Shrine Club #9, the Janizaries Marching Unit and the Comox Valley Shrine Club #5. He was also a member of the Legion of Honor Shrine Club #32 and was active in many other concordant bodies.
Dad would often say he was blessed with a wonderful family, we were all devoted to him, most certainly in his later years.
A Family Graveside Service will be held in Courtenay, BC where he will be reunited with our Mom, it is our hope they are now “together forever.”
“He Lived Respected and Died Regretted…
So Mote It Be”
In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Dad’s memory with a donation to a charity of your choice.
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