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)
Vice-Admiral (Ret’t) Peter and Carolyn Cairns
The world was brighter because Tim was in it!
We will never forget you!
Peter and Carolyn
Allan and Mary Anne Dunlop
The quintessential officer and gentleman, Admiral Tim earned the respect of all those with whom he came in contact. Go in peace, Tim.
Ed Etmanski and Family
Our Deepest Sympathy
Howie and Mona Smith
Sir, rest well after a life well lived and a job very well done. Thank you for mentoring me and guiding me through my formative years. You leave behind many fond memories for us all. We send our love and kindest thoughts to your family.
Rest well good Sir.
Ted Kelly - Captain RCN Ret'd
All who served with or passed any time with Tim will have very fond memories of a fine human being. He lived his life with a ready sense of humour and consideration for all. Deepest condolences to all his family on their loss.
Duncan “Dusty” and Ann Miller
Tim was our neighbour in Colwood in the 70 s and we have been friends ever since. He was also my AirControl Instructer in the 60 s , a mentor and a career manager. A finer man you could not meet. Always looking to do good things for people with a smile and infectious enthusiasm. To Sharon, Elaine, Christopher and families we send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences on the loss of an exceptional man and finest of Naval Officers.
Sandy and Tim Bertrand
Our deepest sympathies to you, Sharon, and all of your beautiful family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ❤️
Tony Severenuk and Family
God's speed Uncle Tim. Rest well knowing the family was always so proud of you for the beautiful kids you raised, your volunteer work, and a much appreciated career in the Navy.
I will miss our chats Tim, rest in peace. My condolences Sharon, Chris, Cory, for your loss.