After bravely and with dignity fighting Parkinson’s disease, Tim died peacefully early in the morning on June 20th surrounded by his family at Royal Victoria Hospital in his 70th year. Loved son of the late Ralph and Evelyn and step-mother Val. Cherished husband of Teresa. Loving father of Althea and Allan, Deirdre and Sim, Alexandra and Ian. Doting Papa to Megan, Dougie, Sophie,
Claire and Laila. Good-natured bossy brother to Lyn, Toby, Liz,and Eloise. Nurturing uncle to Mark, Allison, Patrick, Andy,Ben, Jon and Fraser. He did not always follow the traditional career route, whether talking his way into business school, flying chickens to Guatemala, or making t-shirts leading to a cease and desist order from a noted Canadian media theorist Tim was an avid entrepreneur and was happiest when starting something new, like Timothy’s Coffees of the World. In both his professional and personal life, he was a true connector and loved bringing people together. He was a mentor to many, often without being asked. Summer or winter, he enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid mountain biker, sailor and skier. It was the friends he made through these activities as much as the activity itself that put a smile on his face Tim loved being with his friends and family and always made sure that everyone felt included in the party. Tim and Teresa retired to Shanty Bay, Ontario a few years ago; the family will
share many fond memories of Tim sitting with his son-in-laws around the BBQ, working on his jeep, happily listening to his family playing games or reading the New Yorker on the veranda He had numerous friends from all phases of life, including childhood and Camp Pinecrest; once you were friends with Tim you were his friend for life. He will be deeply and sorely missed by all. Thank-you to the wonderful staff at RVH’s intensive care unit for their compassionate care and support In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made in memoriam to Parkinson’s Society of Canada, Royal Victoria Hospital or Georgian College. The funeral will be on Wednesday, June 25 at 1 pm. at St. Thomas Anglican Church – 28 Church Street in Shanty Bay. A reception to celebrate Tim will follow the service.

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