It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Grant Timtiman announces his passing on Friday August 05th, 2011 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. He was 75 years of age.
Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Uldine; two daughters, Terrill (Ron) Boruta and Linda (John) Boruta; four grandchildren; Ryan (Allise), Adrian (Taeya), Megan, and Lindsey, Sister; Dorothea Kennedy; niece, Pamela Kennedy and nephew, Leonard Titford.
Gordon was born in New Westminster, BC on May 8, 1936. He grew up in the Lower Mainland, graduating from Mission High in 1955. After several years working in a sawmill, Gordon decided to return to UBC where he completed his education by receiving his teaching degree. During his career, he not only made many close friends but influenced numerous lives. Armed with a passion for teaching and a wealth of knowledge, his students affectionately called him the original “Mr.T”.
Upon retiring in 1992, he moved to his property in paradise, Tappen. Gordon loved his “circle” of family and friends, music, reading, gardening, and the joy of life. Not only was he a great mentor but believed “doing things today will create memories for tomorrow”. Success of his loved ones was his greatest pleasure. He was our “Commander in Chief” whom we cherished and will miss forever.
A family graveside service was held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sorrento, BC. A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held on Sunday, September 18th at 2:00 pm at Ron & Terrill’s Home.
The family would like to thank Dr Grant McCallum and the nursing staff of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their kindness, patience and understanding throughout Gordon’s care.
If so desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Gordon may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3.
Online condolences can be sent through Gordon’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are in care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.