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Sandy to his many friends. Sandman to his many grandchildren. Sandy was born in Edmonton and moved to Vancouver at a young age, to a house on West 23rd, with parents Harry and Betty and sister Marg. Sandy attended Lord Kitchener Elementary and Lord Byng High School. There, he met the love of his life, Juanita, and made friendships that have lasted to this day.

UBC involved a gruelling double major in rugby and bridge. Sandy and Juanita were married in 1962 and had four children. Sandy worked for one company his entire career, although the company itself changed a few times; American Can Co. of Canada, ONEX Packaging, and finally Ball Packaging. Sandy’s career took him and the family from Vancouver to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Burlington, Ontario; Port Dover, Ontario; Milton Keynes and then Chester in England; back to Burlington, and, finally, back to Vancouver.

Sandy had many great years of retirement – golfing, travelling, and perfecting the scotch bar, before Parkinson’s slowly robbed him of much of life’s enjoyment. Sandy’s sense of humour, friendly competitiveness and love of life made friends of all who knew him. In addition to Juanita, Sandy is survived by and will continue to live on in his 4 children; Greg (Gale); Dave (Christine); Kathy (Jamie); and Susy (Lori); and grandchildren Michael (Jenna), Scott, Jon, Sam, Charlie, Kylan, Jessen, Alexa (Erin), Jocelyn and Caroline. Sandy will also be dearly missed by loving sister Marg and all of his extended family.

Sandy died at home, peacefully, surrounded by immediate family.

In these strange times a celebration of life has been tentatively set for August 9, at UBC Golf Course.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Parkinson’s Society.

Condolence Messages

  1. Ian and Carol

    02 May 2020 2 years ago

    Sandy was a one of a kind, gentlemen, family man, co worker and friend for over many decades years. “Uncle” Sandy taught us much about life balance, family and business. He always had the time for the talk, and was wise and humorous beyond words. Although we were often remote, when we got together, we always picked up right where we left off, appreciated the golf lessons too! What a terrific legacy Juanita and Sandy created. Tuckers, We share your loss and you know Sandy lives on in all of us.

  2. Mike and Kathy Sikich

    27 April 2020 2 years ago

    Dear Juanita and family,
    Mike and I were so sad to hear of Sandy’s passing.
    With such a large family, you will be able to take comfort in each other and share remembrances of your loving husband, father and grandfather.
    We will keep Sandy and your family in our prayers.
    With love,
    Mike and Kathy

  3. Al Misselbrook

    03 April 2020 2 years ago

    First met Sandy in the late 70s in Prince Edward County Ont. where he hung a name on me, The Six Million $ Man. Sandy was a real joy to be associated with over the years. Rest in peace Sandy. Al

  4. Pat Tolhurst

    02 April 2020 2 years ago

    I have only known Sandy for a few years, since I joined Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club, and he was genuinely a “gentle” man. A pleasure to have known him. My sincere condolences to Juanita and family.

  5. Nita Clark

    01 April 2020 2 years ago

    R.I.P. Sandy.. My sincerest condolences to Juanita & Family.

  6. Dave and Simone Gardner

    31 March 2020 2 years ago

    It was a privilege to have Sandy as a friend. A class act! We will miss him. Condolences to Juanita and the family.

  7. Jim and Evelyn McFeely

    30 March 2020 2 years ago

    Sandy was a very special friend. Caring and smart, he was always quick to lend a helping hand. His subtle sense of humour kept us smiling.
    Sandy will be greatly missed, love to all the family, Jim and Evelyn

  8. Dave Holland

    30 March 2020 2 years ago

    Working with Sandy at the “Can Company” was an absolute pleasure. The nicest, and classiest Guy that you would ever wish to meet.

    Thanks Sandy it was a delight.

  9. Doug, Colleen and Kathy Kellough

    30 March 2020 2 years ago

    So sad to hear about Sandy, our thoughts and prayers are with The whole family.

  10. Ann Pickard McAfee

    29 March 2020 2 years ago

    Dear Juanita and Family
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. That said, who knows what is ahead for all of us and you can be thankful Sandy was able to pass at home surrounded by his loved ones.
    I first got to know Sandy at Byng. Our last names lined us up across from each other in grade 12 home room so much time and many laughs were shared as we waited for class to start.
    After graduation, as the years passed, you with Sandy, Doug, Judy, Diane, and Tom among others did a great job of keeping us together by organizing Byng reunions. When gathering information on our lives I always looked to the Tucker household, who led the way in number of children and grandchildren, as the benchmark for Byng’s contribution to the future. As Sandy’s obituary said he continues to live on in your children and grandchildren.
    Warm thoughts, Ann

  11. Diane and Ross Smith

    29 March 2020 2 years ago

    Diane and Ross

    Sandy was one of the gentlest and most welcoming person we have known. Our condolences to Juanita and all his family

  12. Tom

    29 March 2020 2 years ago

    I’m going to miss you Mate.

  13. On-Kow Au

    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    I always treasure the fond memory of the time I spent together with Juanita and Sandy a few years ago in Halifax at the Senior Bowling Canadian Championships. Sandy at that time was still a competent driver. We toured around the beautiful coast line and enjoyed tasty seafood in different restaurants. Sandy was such a good companion with his gentle personality and sense of humor. My condolences to Juanita.

  14. drew johnson

    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    Growing up, Sandy was the one who always connected with me, always made sure to ask, sincerely, how i was and made me feel welcome and of importance. Sandy cared and made it known. If you knew Sandy, you wanted him around and you felt he was in your corner, regardless of time between visits – he was always consistent and true. His gentle, persistent humour and care won’t be forgotten. My love to the family. Thank you, Sandy.

  15. Vicky Edmonds

    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    We’re going to miss Sandman, one of our neighbourhood’s grandads. We have such fond memories of him and his genuine interest in our lives. He called us all sweetie and I loved it! I’m glad he was able to have you all with him.
    The Edmonds

  16. Donna Gushue

    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    Sandy was my brother’s best friend and was always kind to me as I tagged along. I made reacquaintance at one point in Ontario and he reached out to me by phone when he knew I needed a friendly voice and that was probably 45 years ago but it I still remember as if it was yesterday. I happened to be in Vancouver for his mother’s funeral and even in his grief, he had kind, warm words to give me. He will be missed but always be remembered.


    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    Michael, Roberta, Leah and Stephen all send our condolences. Sandy was a pleasure have known.

  18. Cathy Town

    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    Sandy, “Mr. Tucker” as the friends of his kids called him back in High School, will remember him as a second Dad. Immensely caring, funny and knew how to put you in your place. Sandy was loved by all of us.

  19. Lloyd and Jane

    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    Dear Juanita – somebody commented on Sandy being a gentle soul – we couldn’t agree more.
    We were so sorry to receive the sad news of Sandy’s passing and our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to you
    and your family.

  20. George & Joan Cubiss

    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    Goodnight to a true gentleman with an infectious personality. Our thoughts are with Juanita and children at this very sad time. You will be missed by many Sandy.

  21. Alice Wong

    28 March 2020 2 years ago

    Remember the year that I joined GP Lawn Bowling Club, we played on the same green. Your kind smile would never be forgotten. RIP Sandy. We all love you.

  22. Ed and Betty Gushue

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    It has been an honour and a privilege to have had Sandy as a wonderful friend since grade 7 !!
    We will miss him so much.

  23. Barry Johnson

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    A great privilege to know the man and his family, a jewel that will shine brightly forever. I was always so impressed with his exotic collection of Gant button down shirts in high school and UBC, his knowledge of Speyside single malt scotches, and the way he could tickle a golf ball a whole yard towards the green at UGC without anybody noticing. Or so he thought.

  24. Doug Ruttan

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    Farewell “Biff” and thanks for your contribution to my life.

  25. Jay & Jocie

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    Thinking back on paddling around the Bowron Lakes with your family, golfing with Sandy and Ron in the Bay Area, and his kind words at our wedding, we feel fortunate to have spent some quality time with Sandy and you all. The many stories recounted by Ron over the years, featuring Sandy, have provided plenty of smiles and laughter. His enduring personal and business relationships speak volumes of his nature. Thinking of you all and wishing you good health in these extraordinary times.

  26. Jennifer and Dymetry

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    Virtual hugs to you and your family. Sandy was such a great guy and we are so glad we got to know him. Always remembered.❤️❤️❤️

  27. Ray Kopp

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    Sandy was a gentle soul….
    He will be sadly missed by his fellow workers…
    My condolences go out to Juanita and her family…
    May he Rest In Peace….

  28. Ron and Barb Irish

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    What a great guy!!,
    A “class act” to the end!
    So long Camper!

    Ranger Ron and Barb

  29. Mike Shaw

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    Sandy, I know you are out there.
    We are still doing the “lunch” walk up 15th Ave with you, Trev and Chuck.
    I cherish those days and your friendship always.

  30. Kathy Hobbs

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    24 HOURS AGO
    So many wonderful memories of Sandy aka Mr. Tucker when I first met him and his family in Burlington at age 15. His sharp humour extends to his amazing children and who have become my lifelong friends. Both Sandy and Juanita entertained us so many times over the years and Sandy’s generosity, wit and kindness will always be remembered and cherished. So many laughs and happy times with the Tucker family and Sandy will be dearly missed. Sending my love and condolences to you all.

    Xo Hobbs

  31. John Kirk and Janina Kowalchuk

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    we are so sad to lose a wonderful friend and gentleman and our thoughts go out to Juanita and all his family.

  32. Barb and Doug

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    Many great memories over many decades. A true gentleman who inspired us all. We miss him already.

  33. Barb and Doug Rive

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    Many great memories over many decades. Sandy was one of a kind….never angry, always bringing people together. We miss him already!

  34. Bruce Hygh

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    I have known Sandy since our days in grade school and then later at Lord Byng. We lost touch with each other over the years, as both of us had careers that took us all over Canada at different times for different reasons. I am truly sorry that Sandy is no longer with us; he will be sorely missed by me and by all of his many friends. Ed Gushue, Sandy and I spent hours playing hoops in his backyard. I still relish those days.

  35. Robert T. Nyden

    27 March 2020 2 years ago

    What a great guy.
    He left an enduring impression upon my family.
    He was a shining example for all of us.
    Sandy will be greatly missed.

  36. Jane

    26 March 2020 2 years ago

    Thinking of you all during this time of loss and sorrow. Will miss Sandman dearly also. May you find much comfort as you draw together in your family . Love, Steve and Jane

  37. Helen and Bill Hobbs

    26 March 2020 2 years ago

    From Burlington the Hobbs send their condolences! What a wonderful life Sandy had!

  38. Jenna Tucker

    26 March 2020 2 years ago

    Michael adored Sandman. I wish I had more time to get to know him better. We love you and will miss you.

  39. James Allan

    26 March 2020 2 years ago

    Best Father-in-Law imaginable! I miss him already.

  40. Charlotte and Brent

    26 March 2020 2 years ago

    Such a lovely tribute for such a great man.
    We love you Tuckers, Rest In Peace Sandy you will be so missed.

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