Larry Tuck, 79, died at the home of his daughter on February 26, 2015, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Larry is survived by his wife Gayle; he died one day short of their 50th wedding anniversary. Larry also leaves behind his daughter Nicol, son-in-law Stephen Hall and his two beloved grandchildren, Fergus and Frances. Larry will also be missed by his sister-in-law, Michelle (Kasper) Thesen and brother-in-law, Doug (Sharon) Deyotte and their families.
Larry was born in Edmonton on June 3, 1935. His parents, Grace and George, moved to BC shortly after. Larry graduated from high school in Quesnel and in 1953 Larry joined the Navy serving as an observers mate aboard the Magnificent and the Bonaventure. In 1958 Larry left the Navy and began his career at Inland Natural Gas in Williams Lake. In 1965 he and Gayle married. They moved to Kamloops, Nelson and Chetwynd before settling in Penticton in 1979, Larry retired from then BC Gas in 1995.
Wherever Larry lived he was an active Legion member serving on executives in various communities. Larry was a volunteer Fireman for many years in both Chetwynd and Penticton. Larry was also active with the Lions Club.
In 2005 Larry and Gayle moved to Comox to be closer to Nicol’s family. Larry joined the Navy Vets and the Comox Legion, serving as meat draw chairman and membership chairman. Larry was given a Lifetime Legion membership in 2008. The family would like to thank Dr. Howard for his kind and compassionate care throughout Larry’s illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.