Raymond Tucker, 91, of McNair Manor, Moncton, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, December 10, 2021. Born in Amherst, N.S. on May 25, 1930, he was the son of the late Hibbert and Edith (Clayton) Tucker.
Ray is survived by his daughter, Alison (Edward Toczko) of Moncton and his two adored granddaughters, Kristan (Dylan Maddix) of Phoenix, AZ and Bethany Toczko ofToronto. He also leaves a sister, Phyllis Bird, in Halifax, as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family members.He was predeceased by his wife, Corthell Tucker (née Martin).
Following graduation from Amherst High School, he attended Success Business College in Moncton. Ray had also studied piano at Mt. Allison Univ. and attended Summer School there during his school years in Amherst.
Ray joined Canadian National Railways in the office of the Vice-President, Atlantic Region, in 1951. He was appointed Regional Personnel Officer at Moncton and in 1972 was appointed Assistant to Vice-President, Personnel and Labour Relations, Montreal. He became Director of Compensation and Benefits for CN Rail and in 1987 was appointed Senior Director Human Resources, CN Enterprises at the Montreal Headquarters. He chose to take early retirement from CN in 1990. He and his family returned to Moncton in 1995.
His memberships included the Montreal Personnel Association, Canadian and American Compensation Associations, The Conference Board of Canada and Scouts Canada, Ottawa. In Moncton, memberships included Moncton Gyro Club (which became the Moncton Friendship Club), Moncton Probus Club, and he served on the Board of Moncton Community Concert Association. He also served for several years on the Board of Directors of Christian Action Federation of New Brunswick. Ray was a member of Pine Needles Golf and Country Club, Beaver Curling Club and the Centennial Lawn Bowling Club.
Ray’s church life was very important to him. Through his life he was a member of several churches including the Amherst Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and Brentwood Baptist Church (charter member), Moncton and Lakeside Heights Baptist Church, Pointe-Claire, QC. He was active in his churches and served in many leadership roles, notably with Deacons, Missions, and Music among others, and was a long-time member of church choirs.
Ray loved his family life and particularly the summers at the family cottage at Parlee Beach, where he enjoyed swimming, lobster dinners, and special times with family. He also enjoyed playing golf, and enjoyed the friendships made at his men’s groups, and his weekly bowling groups.
Special thanks to Ray’s McNair family, whose love and kindness shown through companionship and care made McNair his home.
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Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 157 Queen Street, Moncton. A Service to Celebrate and Honour Ray’s life will follow at 2:00 pm, the Rev. Dr. Richard Jackson officiating. The Service will also be live-streamed. COVID protocols will be required, including full vaccination, face masks, and social distancing. Interment will take place at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.
In memory of Ray, memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on the Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook Page or at