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)
Trish and Peter Hoes
Sir, it was an honour to share time with you in Restigouche. You will always be remembered as a real gentleman and fine Naval Officer. Our sympathies to your family. Rest In Peace. You will be missed.
Joyce and Chester Copeland
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Tim. He has left his mark on this world and it is one of distinction that is seldom matched. He will be missed.
David Barkley Lt(N)
Tim, you were there when the Stormont Sea Cadet corps was launched and stood as her first Coxswain; but in the decades that followed, you help guide her with an a wisdom and care that will forever stand as the example for us to follow. There are several plank owners of this ship, but Sir, the helm will forever be yours.
My late wife, E. Arleen (PORTER)HANSEN, was Tim's 1st cousin. Our family was very proud of Tim and his accomplishments.
Rest well Tim, and smooth sailing. Condolences to Sharon and family.
Like many others I benefited greatly from Admiral Porter’s example of caring leadership and, following retirement from the Navy, his continued interest in its wider community and in how those who followed in his footsteps were fairing. Tim positively influenced a great many of those who did follow, probably far more than he realized. Eva joins me in extending our sincere condolences to the family and many friends.
Rest well, Sir, in safe harbour.
Tim was always so friendly and helpful. We met when I was serving in Naden in 1964; we lived in neighbouring apartments and he organized some memorable beach BBQs. Over the years our paths crossed and when I retired in 1990 we were both miffed when duty prevented him from attending my final bun fight. However, he did write a most delightful letter!
William “Bill” Nash
I have known Tim since we were cadets at HMCS Venture. Tim was a true gentleman officer with a can do attitude, always optimistic with a great love for the naval service he served. Our paths rarely crossed in the service, however after retirement we became friends. Susan and I shall miss him.
Jacques and Lois Laquerre
I met Tim when we were new cadets at HMCS Venture.Tim had a wonderful and warm personality. He enjoyed life and made others around him cheerful. Lois and I will miss his friendship
John and Jackie Cody
I well recall the Admiral from his days Air Controlling on the Bonaventure. He was a consummate professional, always with a twinkle in his eyes. He was a fine mess mate, a thoroughly professional Officer and a wonderful friend. To your family we extend our sincere condolences. Rest well Admiral as you have truly earned it.
Andree and Peter Webster
It is with great sadness that we send our deepest condolences to Sharon and family. Tim was such a wonderful neighbor, he will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Tim and our kindest thoughts to Sharon and family.