TOM ‘TUCK’ YUILL

On Dec. 26, 2005, Tom (“Tuck”) Yuill passed away peacefully at hospital in Kamloops, B.C. at the age of 81.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; two daughters, Ria (Gene) McPherson of Fort Frances, Ont. and Cheryl (Byrne) Montgomery of Kamloops, B.C..; one son, Michael (Cindy) Yuill of Fort Frances, Ont.; seven grandchildren, Melissa McPherson, Malanie McPherson, Lawrence McPherson, Chad Bruyere, Tani Bruyere, Randi Yuill, and Kelli Yuill; and three great-grandchildren, Tanner Bruyere, Shae Bruyere, and Taylor Skead-McPherson.
Also surviving are two sisters, Lil (Charlie) Dimit of Emo, Ont. and Alice (Johnny) Niskala of Winnipeg, Man.
He was predeceased by his parents, George and Annie Yuill; and two brothers, Alex Yuill and Johnny Yuill.
To honour his request, no formal service will be held, but a celebration of his life will be held in Fort Frances at a later date.
Should friends desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of their choice.
< *c>Autumn Rain
To not stand by my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints upon the snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain
And I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
Tom was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who never missed a day of jokes and laughter with his family and friends.
He was known by all as a big tease right up to how he wanted his obituary to read—“Tuck kicked the bucket.”
We love you.