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FLORENCE HEATHER TUCKER (née McCuaig) September 26, 1943 - January 1, 2019 After a long illness, Heather passed away on New Year's Day 2019. She is survived by her husband Whitman; children Ken (Sharon), Kelly (Gary), Diane (Paul), and Wendy; grandchildren Ben, Shannon, Samantha, Hayley, Payton, Ireland, Tucker, Cameron, and Madeleine as well as her sisters Mavis, Phyllis, and Judy; and her brothers Ken and Dave. She was predeceased by her sister Shirley and her parents Oliver and Ida. She grew up in Windsor, Ontario where she was the President of the Elvis Presley fan club (Windsor chapter). She had a life-long devotion to "The King" and his music. She was a devoted daughter, thoughtful sister, loving wife, wonderful mother, and reveled in doting on her grandchildren. She and Whit enjoyed a 61 year love affair starting when she was 14 walking down the Forster H.S. halllway in her Sailor Suit blouse. They raised a family together, supported each other's careers, and traveled the world. She was a dedicated shopper, who never met a sale she didn't like. A consummate hostess and wonderful cook, she was always ready to pull up some extra chairs to the kitchen table for any "mystery guests" Whitman might bring home with him. Of all the places they traveled, Heather loved Hawaii most of all. She celebrated over 30 Christmases there and fulfilled a lifelong dream by living in Hawaii for 5 years. Twenty one years ago Whit and Heather purchased a summer home, "the Half-Way House", in the Thousand Islands. This was the scene of many wonderful times with friends and family in the ensuing years. Heather's favourite time of the year was Christmas. In the late 80's she combined this love with her entrepreneurial sprit and opened a series of Christmas-themed gift shops that are well remembered by many to this day. Heather loved nothing more than to stay up into the wee hours with her friends and family and have an ongoing series of "last last's", splitting two beers with her nearest companion. We will be having many "last last's" in her honour. Heather's life was a triumph. She lived passionately and loved deeply. We will all miss her dearly. Special thanks to sister Judy and Maureen and Noel Kenny for their devotion and friendship during Heather's illness. There will be a "Tucker-style" celebration of life in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.
Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 12 to Jan. 16, 2019
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