William (Bill) Tuke

Today we celebrate the life of William (Bill) Tuke.  Bill was born in Rotherham, S Yorkshire, England to Sid and Elsie Tuke on November 13, 1940. Bill grew up with five siblings; predeceased by Derek and Susan; and survived by Janet, Jennifer and Eileen.

Bill, never one to settle down in one place soon set out onto a life full of adventure. Some places Bill rambled into include: Aiden, the highlands of Scotland, the many trails of Derbyshire, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and finally to the country he was to call home, Canada and the province of Alberta settling in Coleman, Grande Cache and Carrot Creek. Bill had a love for the outdoors and continued to ramble throughout his life both on foot and on horseback.

When not on a walk about Bill was by trade an Electrician. He also was in the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue, was a Park Warden in the Peak District and participated in Mine Search & Rescue with the United Steelworkers of America.

Bill was a beloved husband to Anne Tuke (Nettleship) (p.d. 2008) (m. 1964). With Anne, Bill raised three amazing daughters, Rachel, Allison and Jill. As well Bill is survived by his grandchildren, Brett, Cassandra, Alexandria, Connor and Daniel; and by his son-in-law, Rob White.

Bill is remembered by his family for his love of hiking, folk music, the mountains and hockey specifically his Oilers (both here and abroad). Please remember him over a nice glass of whiskey and think of him as you summit a hill.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Alzheimer Society of Canada, https://secure2.convio.net/alz/site/Donation2?df_id=1683&mfc_pref=T&1683.donation=form1&s_locale=en_CA

If desired send cards to Allison Tuke at Allisontuke@gmail.com

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  1. Joanne Sherbank

    So sorry alli it sounds like he had a amazing life

  2. Catherine Vogelaar

    What a beautiful tribute. My sincerest sympathy to all of you.

  3. Tesla MacKinnon

    So very sorry for your loss Allison. Your father was an amazing man. Who raised one of the strongest women I’ve ever met. My thoughts are with you. Xo Tessa

  4. Tracy Thompson

    So sorry for your loss Allison, he raised an amazing lady. You were a loving daughter he was proud of. Thinking of you and your family at this time. ????????????

  5. Michele Parkin

    Allison, your dad sounds like an amazing man and fellow adventurer. I know he lives on in your joyful spirit. I am hopeful you and your family find peace in wonderful memories of his life on earth.

  6. Simon Nettleship

    Sending our love and condolences to all the family over in Canada. Bill was such a larger than life character, who will be sadly missed. I hope you all find comfort in the many happy memories you have xx

  7. Susan Patriquin

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Allison and your family.

  8. Someone special can never be forgotten, grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Words however kind cannot mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind. Remembering you and your loved one today and always, my heartfelt condolences.

  9. Thinking of you all and wishing you comfort and strength. Rest peacefully Bill.

  10. I was very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing- we will ensure that a copy of this Obituary goes into the MRA website and this year’s journal ‘On the Hill’. Bill will be missed, but not forgotten. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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