Predeceased by his parents Muriel (née Dailey) and Henry Porter, his cherished daughter Jocelyn Marie Porter, his sister Marilyn (Penny) and her husband Sam Severenuk and Sharon's parents Ellery and Margaret Nesbitt and her brother Bob Nesbitt (Gi).
He will be mourned by his loving and devoted wife, Sharon Porter, his son Christopher Timothy Porter, his grandson Cory Carey and Cory's family in Australia, Tim Carey (Clare, Larissa) Asher and Ruby, by Tyler Filion (Lynne) and grandchildren Taylor, Kyle, Lucas and Lynne's sons Curtis (Jada) and Tanner and by Chantal Filion and grandchildren Amelia and TyJoseph Levac.
Remembered by Dawn Severenuk, Anthony Severenuk (Tracy) and their children Devon and Nolan, Sharon's brothers Howard (Kathryn) and Harwood (Wendy), The Filion Family, The Prier Family, The Norm Levac Family, The Marleau Family, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and their Families, Life long friends and Jocelyn and Christopher's Mother Elaine and the Smiley Family.
Tim had a distinguished career of 41 years In the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Forces. He considered his most enjoyable and challenging postings to be at sea In Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Bonaventure, Preserver and as Commanding officer of HMC Ships Restigouche and Saskatchewan. He was Commander of the Fourth Canadian Escort Squadron and Commander of the Training Group Pacific with the best sailors in the world.
He held senior postings ashore in the ADM (PER) Group, National Defence Headquarters Ottawa, Naval Headquarters in Halifax and at the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff in Washington. DC. He was the Colonel Commandant of the Training Development Branch for four years.
After his military retirement, he served as the Executive Director of the Ottawa Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and as The National President of the Navy League of Canada. He was the founding Chairman of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation. He was awarded a Chief of the Defence Staff commendation for his volunteer work with the Canadian Cadet Organization. He held memberships in the Naval Association of Canada(Silver Medal), The Cornwall and District Naval Veterans' Association, Royal Canadian Legion Branches 341 South Carleton and 297 Cornwall and the Battle of Atlantic Project. He was a life- long member of the United Church of Canada and a Trustee of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, H.M.C.S SACKVILLE.
Tim received many awards over his lifetime, but was most proud when he received the Order of Military Merit with son Christopher by his side.
The Family would like to thank the Cornwall Community Hospital for their Compassionate Care, especially Dr. Maggie Yu.
A private family Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 26, 2021 at the Sacred Space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre at 10 a.m. followed by urn interment at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. Those wishing to virtually attend via livestream can register with the link provided above.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations would be welcomed at The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation, 201-1505 Laperriere Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7T1 (613 863 1874)
Captain (Ret'd) Peter (Chip) and Carol Milsom
In serving with and randomly bouncing off each other in our careers and with the Navy League, Tim has always been a comfortable and affable person to be around. Gone ashore but never adrift from our warmest thoughts. A true testament to a life well lived is that he will be kindly remembered by so many.
Jose F. Vargas and Family
I first met Read Admiral Porter during RCSCC Stormont's 25th Anniversary as a drum major of the corps and proud to have the picture alongside him I will never forget the words he mentioned when you are done HS, join the CAF. I did and did so many follow in his footsteps. He was one of the first chartered cadets and Stormont is blessed of having one of their own retired as an admiral of the Canadian Navy. To Sharon, family, friends, and RCSCC Stormont, our family condolences. RIP Admiral.
Gillian Mahen and James Phillips
Tim was a wonderful man and uncle. Our deepest condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed.
So sad to hear of Tim’s passing. As our flag ship on RIMPAC78 he always had a “cog and a gar” for me. So many great memories.