TUCKER, Thomas J. Feb.19, 1973 – Jan. 4, 2009 Husband, Daddy, Son, Brother, Uncle, and IRONMAN It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Tom Tucker on Sunday, January 4, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 35 years. Born in Red Deer, Alberta in 1973, Tom moved to Calgary at a young age. He was a dedicated athlete who excelled at hockey, advancing through the NEAA ranks and participated with the AAA Midget Northstars at the Annual Macs Christmas Tournament. Tom attended James Fowler High School and at the age of seventeen he played with the Calgary Canucks of the AJHL, before being recruited to the Ivy League by Princeton University to play NCAA Division I Hockey. At Princeton, Tom played both varsity hockey and rugby and distinguished himself with his work ethic and intensity. After graduating from Princeton in 1995, Tom began a career on Wall Street in Investment Banking. In 1999 he transitioned to Private Equity and worked in Sydney, Australia and London, England before returning to Calgary in 2005. In 2004, Tom was diagnosed with a tumor in the left temporal lobe of his brain. Upon receiving this diagnosis, and true to his character, Tom completed the New Zealand Ironman triathlon. Following surgery, Tom continued to compete in triathlons, completing the Australian and Canadian Ironman races as well as the World Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Along the way, he used his illness to raise awareness and money for brain tumor research. Like everything in his life, he approached his goals with tenacity. Tom was a loving Daddy, a dedicated husband and a true friend.  He was exceptionally gifted and will be greatly missed by many. Tom is survived by his wife and "one true love", Kim; daughter, Annabella and unborn son Jake; mother and father, Ron and Judy Tucker; brother, Dan and his wife Heather and their son Jesse; grandmother's Ruby Damel and Eva Tucker, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Research of Dr. Peter Forsyth (Neuro-oncologist) c/o The REACH campaign, University of Calgary 800, 11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 6A5 Telephone: (403) 220-2656 or to the Rosedale Hospice #920 – 7A Street NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3J3 Telephone: (403) 284 – 5195, The family would like to praise the amazing care and love received at Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Rosedale Hospice. In living memory of Tom Tucker, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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