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)
Tim's good humour and generous nature will be remembered always.
Karen and George Gowsell
We are very sorry for your loss. When we were in Tim’s presence he was always a pleasant, polite and interesting fellow. He seemed sincerely happy to see us, he listened and visited with his easy smile. He’ll be missed in this world.
Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Tim was a great person, so interesting to talk to, so knowledgeable. I always enjoyed chatting with him, as did My Mum. She sends her condolences as well. Virtual hugs to you until we can actually give real hugs.
Captain (Ret’d) Robert and Carol Mitchell
You were a life long buddy from the day we joined HMCS Venture on 8 Sept. 1956.
George and Joan Kolisnek
You often spoke to us about the joys of anchoring in the quiet waters of bays and inlets along the river's shore, we wish that you have found such a haven with light winds and no seas. Our deepest sympathies go out to your family and all those such as ourselves who have lost such a positive presence in our lives.
GAYLE PAUTZ and RALPH NELSON
Hi Sharon, We will miss Tim with his happy attitude and smiling face. Our friendship was special from Venture and continued to this day.
Carolyn and Blyth Watson
Our sincerest sympathy Sharon and family. We always enjoyed our visits with Tim. He was always so upbeat and friendly.
Christine and Doug
Sharon, our sincere condolences to your family and Tim’s family. We know he was well loved and will be missed dearly.
It was a great pleasure meeting Tim on my trip to Canada in 2008. He graciousness and generosity will always be warmly remembered.
His grandson Cory is a valued and much loved part of my family and through him Tim will forever be remembered.