TUCKER, SILBY JAMES

Mr. Silby Tucker SMALL.jpg

Passed away August 13, 2019, at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony, Newfoundland.  Silby James TUCKER in his 92rd year.  He leaves to mourn with fond memories his wife of seventy five years, Delilah, their children: Eliza (Winston), Louise (Lester), Shelia (Roy), and Patricia (Jack), Robert (Jean), Ricky (Rose), Leonard, and Harvey (Dale). Grand Children, Great Grand Children and Great-Great Grand Children. Silby was born and raised in Ship Cove, Newfoundland, where at the age of 12 he joined his dad in the fishing boat, life was not easy in those years, but thru hard work and determination, he provided and saw the family thru the hard times.  It was in the early ‘60s that the scourge of TB visited our family and resulted in Sibly being hospitalized for 6 months, followed by 2 years of treatment and recovery. It was not long after, that he was back fishing, hunting, doing the things he loved. Following the decline of the fishery, he found work elsewhere, in the labour fields, wherever he could. As a hunter, and provider, there was none better, we seemed to be never in want of something on the table for Sunday dinners. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Kenneth and Elizabeth Tucker, siblings half-sister Verdie (Tom) and half-brother Roderick, brothers, Wilson (Jessie), Valen (Daisy) and Wilfred (Mabel) sister Mariam (Newton Morgan), and daughter-in-law Mary (Leonard) also children Olive, Gordon, Betty and Baby Boy, Grandchildren; Whyman Colbourne, Robert Colbourne (Diane), Jeremy Patey and Great Grand Child Christopher Simms. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, West St. St. Anthony. The funeral service was held from the Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, West St. St. Anthony on 2:00 pm Friday, Aug 16, 2019.  After cremation, interment arrangements are to be held at a later date at United Church Cemetery, Ship Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Home, St. Anthony, Newfoundland, Alicia Patey, Funeral Director.

.