Helen M. Tucknott
July 15, 1926 – January 20, 2020
Helen M. Tucknott (nee Anderson), age 93, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Tucknott; loving mother of Robert (the late Sandy), John (Patti) and Alan (Barbara); cherished grandma of 14; great grandma of 24 and great-great grandma of 6; dear sister of the late Carl Anderson, the late Alice Lighthall and the late Joann Moody; dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26th, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 North Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights. Funeral Monday, January 27th, Chapel service 11:00 a.m. at Cypress Funeral Home. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oak Brook Terrace. For more information 630-653-7666.
- Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
- Chapel Service Monday, January 27, 2020
- Interment Monday, January 27, 2020
Helen M. Tucknott
January 26, 2020
My grandma told the best stories. I personally loved the one about how her and grandpa met. She was a waitress at a small diner. Grandpa would come in and play the game and have a soda. She new he didn't want to play the game but needed an excuse to come see her. He would stare at her and smile and tell stories about his day. She said he was the most reserved man she ever met. All the other guys were bland. Yes Bland. Made me laugh. But grandpa was so different. He was a hard worker. He worked at the lumber yard. He had big dreams she said. He made her laugh and made her feel respected. She started to grow fond of him. And then he brought flowers in the diner and asked her on a date. She didn't want to seem to anxious so she said...well I guess and accepted the flowers. She said as soon as he left the diner she did a little hop and skip with excitement. The rest is history as she puts it. I loved how the expression on her face told the whole story. She was in the moment as she was telling it. How her face lit up with joy. Her eyes fell soft. My absolute favorite story! I loved playing cards and bingo with her as well. She does not like loosing. Often saying well, I think you cheated with a little smile on her face. She always had cookies available and said everyone loves cookies. I will miss her. She was a strong witty happy loving soul. The best grandma ever!
January 24, 2020
One of my favorite memories of Mother Tucknott that I' ll never forget how Moms would kick my butt at Gin Rummy. She also taught me how to play Pinochle with the assistance of Alan (They both had their own set of rules from time to time) I'm smiling as I write this. She would beat me so bad sometimes at Rummy that she would say "Ooh I'm sorry ; but someone had to win" !! Then she would start laughing so hard it would tickle me so much I could only laugh with her. She will be missed and forever in our hearts.