After a lengthy battle with illness, my brother, Lawrence Everett Tull, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney.
Born on March 13, 1950 in Sydney, Duff was the son of the late Avis Olivia Tull.
Lawrence was a member of St Philip’s African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier.
Besides his mother, Duff was predeceased by his partner, Paula Hickey; brother, Martin ‘Marty’ Tull and his son, Tyler Hickey (the pride and joy of his life).
Lawrence is survived by his brother, Melvin Tull (Evie), Mississauga; nephews, Michael and Mikal; nieces, Cherrise, Olivia and godson, Aaron Talbot.
Duff will be sadly missed by many cousins and friends. Special thanks to cousins, Eloise Stoddard, Raymond Ettienne and long-time friends, Dennis Talbot, Curtis Shepard and Glen Morrison, who were always there to sit and laugh with him and help out in anyway that they could. Thank you for all the phone calls, kind words and special condolences. For all of your phone calls and spiritual support, we want to thank Rev. Mother Phyllis Jarvis Marsh for your care and attention to Lawrence.
Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Northside Guest Home who looked after Lawrence in his time of need.
There will be no memorial service scheduled at this difficult time due to Covid-19.
Donations in memory of Duff may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Rest in peace my good friend!! You will always be in my thoughts!!
From: WILLIAM JOE HOLLOHAN
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Duff. Please accept our sincere condolences to the Tull family and Duff’s close friends.
Thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.
From: Sybil & Cecilia Coward
Sorry to hear of Duff’s passing …a great friend and co worker during our years at Sydney Steel
From: Wayne MacQueen
MY DEEPEST CONDOLANCES TO THE TULL FAMILY NOT ONLY WAS HE A FRIEND BUT A GREAT CO WORKER
From: Charles E. Malinowski
I first met Tully in air cadets which were held at Whitney School. From that day onward Tully always greeted me with that infectious smile of his. HIs pleasant and kind nature set him apart and all memories of him are happy ones. Lawrence was a blessing to Whitney Pier and a credit to his family and community. He will fit in nicely in heaven. Rest in peace.
From: Brian Gallivan
Very saddened to learn of Duff’s passing. Worked many years with Duff at Sysco. Lots of great memories there with Duff. Always got to talk and laugh with Duff at the many ball games at Neville Park. Duff was a great guy, and a great friend always laughing. Rip my friend. My Sincere Condolences from Spokane WA.
From: Alvin MacDonald
Melvin, Evie & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of your love one. Forde Family
From: Viola Forde
So sorry to read of Duffy passing. I had the pleasure of working with him at Sydney Steel. Please accept my condolences
From: Gerald walker
Condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one. May he rest in peace
From: Jerry Walker
I was deeply saddened to hear of Duff’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
From: Trudy Talbot
My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear brother, Duff. God Bless
From: Valerie Miller
My deepest condolences to all the family. Duff was always a gentle soul and a very kind man. I will miss his cutting eyes and big laugh. Rest easy Duff.
From: Philip Borden
My wife and I would like to send our condolences to Lawrence’s family on his passing. We both went to school with Lawrence and Marty and and knew them both very well. Lawrence was a great guy that we were proud to call a friend. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
From: Don MacDonald & Marie (Piercy) MacDonald
Melvine & Tull Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow. Duff will be surely missed.
My deepest condolences to the Tull family. Duff was my brother-in-law. He was the love of my sisters life, Paula who passed away in 2019. Go now Duff and rest in peace with Paula and Tyler. I will forever love and miss you …
Rest easy my friend. You have definitely left your mark on many, mant hearts here in our community. We have been missing you for a while now due to your illness. We will miss you even more now. That dry humor of yours will also be miss. But most of all Duff we will miss that beautiful smile of yours. RIP my friend. So long for now.💔
Thinking of the family..
Duff was a true gentleman
He remembered me a couple of yrs ago.
When we went down for chicken.and.rice.
Deepest condolences on the loss of Duff, his smile and wonderful personality will be missed! RIP Duff xoxo
I would like to express my sincere condolences to Duff’s family at this sad time. Duff and I worked together at Sydney Steel, and he was always there to lend a helping hand. He was a true gentleman, in every way. R.I.P. my friend.
Sending our deepest sympathy.
Friends of Duff, Paula & Tyler.
Doddy & Bobby Keel & Family (Hollohan)
Truro N.S. ( Whitney Pier)
I have good memories of Duff as a kind and generous gentleman. My best to his family.
Sending my condolences to the Tull family. I worked with Duff at Sydney Steel.Memories of a fine gentleman.May the fond memories you hold deep within your heart help you through this most difficult time.
We are very sorry for your loss.
Bert and Maurina Lewis
Our deepest condolences to Duff’s family. I haven’t seen Duff since the 70s but remember him as a great guy and a solid friend to all. May he rest in peace!
Melvin; Please accept my condolences on the death of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My name is Brian Hillier and I remember you from high school at Sydney Academy. You were always a respectful and pleasant person. It stuck in my mind even after all these years. My chosen profession was radio broadcasting which has taken me from Ottawa, Toronto to major stations in the U.S. There are times I reflect on the “old times” and recall my younger years including my school days in Sydney. You were certainly one of the “good” guys. Once again, so sorry for your lost. Brian Hillier
So sorry for your loss,many good memories of working with Duff at Sydney Steel.He will be missed.
My sympathies ti the Tull family Duff was a very nice man 🙏🙏🤗
So sorry to read of Duff’s passing. Remember him from Sydney Academy. Great guy! My condolences to the family
Melvin and Family
Duff was a very good friend of ours and we will miss him dearly. His smile was infectious, you never seen him without it and when he entered a room , you knew he was there. A kind, gentle soul, who would give you the shirt off his back, he will be MISSED!!
May God be with you all
Patsy (Green) & Whitney Meade
Rest in peace now, my dear cousin. I will forever miss your smile and your “Big Beautiful Brown Eyes”.
Love Ya forever.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Melvin and family with the loss of your brother. Duff is back in arms of Paula and Tyler resting peacefully now.We will forever miss them.
My condolences to the Tull family.. I will forever miss you my Uncle, it was an absolute pleasure being your niece.. Love you always Uncle Duffy..
Deepest condolences to the family of Lawrence Tull. He was a kind friend and a truly wonderful person to all who knew him. RIP Duff, you will be missed. Hazel and Michael Lucas
it was with such sadness that i have learned about my old friend Duffie we were good friends a long time and worked at the steel plant.iam like duffie a baseball fan,and we always talked baseball.
he was a great guy and always happy to see a friend. i offer my condolences and express my sadness to his family.
My deepest condolences to Melvin and family. Duff was truly a special man with a great smile. He had a way of making you laugh whenever you met him and always too the time to have a conversation. May he Rest In Peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Our Sincere Condolences to the Family:
I am extremely saddened to hear the news of Duff’s passing. He has definitely left an indelible impact on anyone who knew him. Rest In Peace Duff …
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Thinking of you in your time of loss.
Our Deepest Sympathy from: The Yakimchuck Family:
Florence, Marion, Garfield, Mona and Wanda
Dearest Duff, Take your rest, we will meet again. To Lawrence’s family and all his friends, my sincere condolences. Rest in Paradise
My sincere condolences Melvin and family. Also to Dennis , Curtis and Glen you were true friends to Duff , how he would light up with the biggest smile when seen you guys. God Bless❤️
There are no words to explain the love and respect everyone had for Duff. He was truly unique and a wonderful human being. Another icon of Whitney Pier lost this past week Rest in peace with your family. God bless you.
Dear Melvin, Evie, Eloise, Raymond, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Aaron
Dennis, Glen and Curtis. May the memories of “Duff” help you find
peace. My sincere condolences to all.
Melvin Evie & Tull Family
We were so saddened to hear of Lawrence ” Duff ” passing. He was a dear husband, brother, Uncle & friend . We shall miss him deeply
” Absence from the Body – Present with the Lord”
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Valerie Crawford & Sons
Duff was a great man. He worked with my father at the Sydney Steel. My thoughts and prayers are with you his family.
To Melvin and family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of Lawrence. May good memories of your time with your brother and your family bring you comfort. May his soul rest in peace.
Duff will be missed dearly and my condolences to the Tull Family. A friend and a stand-up guy like Duff is the foundation of Whitney Pier and its character. The mark left by Duff will not be forgotten and I thank him for the quiet and strong will of character he portrayed each day I say him. Rest in Peace, my friend.