Corps: Golden Monarchs,
Scarborough Firefighters, Toronto Optimists
February 14, 1953 — September 15, 2008
Tim played baritone his entire corps career,
starting with the Golden Monarchs of Toronto
(1965-1966), Scarborough Firefighters
(1967), and finally with the Toronto
Optimists (1968-1970). He was noted for his
fine playing and his assortment of rusting
land cruiser vehicles, many of which allowed
you to see the road passing inches below
through the rusted floorboards.
He loved the corps very much in his youth.
After he’d moved to British Columbia in the
early seventies (a province that he truly
enjoyed), he continued to ask about the
corps and its activities. It was here that
he found his real fulfillment and undertook
his greatest personal achievements. He
started a family and several businesses
geared to automobile and truck salvage and
recovery and prospered to the point where he
spent the last ten years of his life out and
about on the golf course far too often for a
mere duffer, which he definitely was not. He
was especially proud of his golf game and
carded a round of 71 (one under par) only
months before his untimely death. Other than
his family, he regarded that as his greatest
He is greatly missed by his wife Denise and
son Curtis, and by his sister and four
brothers, three of whom played in the
Optimists alongside him – Ray (Baritone
1967-1969), Rick (Snare 1969-1971), Den
(Baritone 1967-1970), sister Mary of
Calgary, and brother Lawrence of Vancouver.
Rest well, bro.
Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . We Remember!