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Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON

OBITUARY

Kenneth Bruce Tucker

May 6, 1949May 22, 2020
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kenneth Bruce Joseph Tucker, who was a resident of Listowel, formerly of Galt in Cambridge. He was born May 6 1949 to Everet Erickson and Elizabeth Mary (Kennedy). His ‘trip’ ended with a brave battle at home with his wife Carolyn by his side on May 22, 2020 at the age of 71 years. Ken was a special man with a big heart who made everyone he met feel special. His fun-loving zest for life and wonderful sense of humor will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Ken is survived by his brother Gerry; nephew Kevin (Dana) and neice Tanya (Mike); his first wife Yvonne and their son Sean (Jenn); his second wife Linda Lee and her daughter Kim (Bruce); his third wife Carolyn and her daughter Tanis (Jason) and her son Anthony (Shannon); and by all of his cherished grandchildren that kept him young at heart: Jasper, Lincoln and Tyler; Mikaela and Evan; Ethan and Alexander; Ethan and Cameron. All of whom he adored. He was predeceased by his brothers Thomas and Dave and sister Marjory. Ken was a hard worker all of his life, and most recently retired from Physical Resources Custodial services at Wilfrid Laurier University where he loved working every day amongst the students, making many lasting friendships which also kept him young at heart. A private funeral service will be held after cremation on May 30, 2020 for his wife and children only, due to the current Covid19 restrictions. A Celebration of his Life is being planned for the near future when restrictions have been lifted for all of his family and friends to mingle and enjoy his “It’s Just a Trip” journey through life. We have to thank all of his many doctors and medical staff for their amazing compassion and expertise which enabled him to share his time on this earth with all who loved him so dearly. We could not have done this without you. A very special thank you to Dr. Louise Vitou and her incredible renal team, including Mary-Margaret and Catherine. Memorial donations would be graciously accepted for the Grand River Hospital Renal Clinic; The Kidney Foundation; The Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Lung Association.

Services

  • Private Celebration of Life

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Evan Grimes

June 3, 2020

One of my fondest memories was during the time that he lived with us, when my sister Mikaela were just young. After school everyday, he would hide somewhere in the house and wait for us to find him upon arriving home. I always remember how excited we were, waiting to get home so we could search everywhere and find him. God knows how long he would sit in these hiding spots, waiting for us to finally find him. He did this every day, looking back on it I realize just how much this man loves us, and how much he cared.
So goodbye Papa, thank you for everything, I love you, and I will miss you so much.

Evan Grimes

June 3, 2020

My Papa was a special man, and I'm thankful to have grown up with such an incredible grandfather. But Ken was more than just my grandfather, he was someone I looked up to. He was someone who, in a time in my life where instability was a part of my life, was a constant, someone who I knew would always be in my corner, and someone I looked to as a father figure. He was always there for me. I am a better person today because of this wonderful man, and I'm sure many of you can say the same. Ken had this rare ability to brighten anyone's day instantly, he knew how to make you laugh, he knew how to listen, he just knew what you needed to be okay.

Ethan Henderson

June 3, 2020

I also loved how Ken sat beside me on sunday nights watching basketball games or football games, and even though he may not have cared about the game that was on, he pretended to for me. Pardon me for doing this, but there is one thing I wish I could have done just once with Ken, I wish I would have called him grandpa. I won't forget the laughs and friendly "man" banter in front of the tv that we shared, I'm going to miss you grandpa. Goodbye.

Ethan Henderson

June 3, 2020

I miss Ken. I wish I could have seen him one last time, and I'm sure most of you are thinking the same thing. Everybody wishes for things, but you can't change the past. Instead of wishing you had been able to spend more time with him or see him one last time, think back to the great memories you shared together. I remember a few years back when my family visited Granny and Ken at the trailer he tossed me the key to the golf cart, and without saying any works, he winked at me. I never fully understood if the wink meant, "be careful" or "I trust you" but I always remembered the wink and the smile. It was only my second time ever driving the golf cart by the way.

Ethan Power-Stevens

June 3, 2020

One thing that will never fade is his laugh. It made me so happy to hear him happy. I would always be at his side when he asked for more chocolate cake as soon as Granny left the room. Or a cookie in each hand really only counts as one. Miss you Grandpa Ken.

Cameron Stevens

June 3, 2020

I loved watching movies and investigating shows with Grandpa while we waited for dinner to be done. I also loved going for golf cart rides and going so fast, I'm going to miss him so much. Love you Grandpa.

Rick Hertzberger

June 3, 2020

Hi Carolyn, I'm so sorry to hear about Kenny. Spent many years working with Kenny, and always enjoyed our conversations. He advised me on several occasions on some personal issues I was having, if it wasn't for him, I'm not sure how things would have turned out. He will be greatly missed, but will live on in my thoughts forever. Whenever I think of him, I always smile. We lost one of the good ones.

Lynette Brubacher

June 3, 2020

Carolyn, I was very sorry to hear about Kenny. He truly was one of the good ones. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Lynette Brubacher

June 3, 2020

He always had an infectious smile. He was one of the first people I worked with as a student. I'll never forget sitting in the hallway at Willison Hall, Kenny in a chair, me on the floor outside a room. Doug Koebel and Carolyn Stevens came in and I was totally freaked out because it wasn't break time and Kenny didn't even bat an eye. Such a good man with a big loving heart.

Sherry Wyant

June 3, 2020

Oh Roger...I'm so sorry! My heart is broken. Thinking of you and his family and friends at this time. Lots of Love. Kenny meant so much to me during my time in Willison! He could always make me laugh (even on the tough days)! I loved our afternoon chats in the lobby!

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