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.