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)
Barbara Burton Newman
With heartfelt sympathy Sharon
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. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. Sharon and famil
Ever since I first met Tim in the mid 60s in Bonaventure he exemplified everything that a truly professional Naval Officer should aspire too, and catching up with him over the years at Venture Reunions was always a pleasure. Rest in peace friend!
Jack and Peggy Ouellette
We cherish the memories of Tim ,as a fellow cadet at Venture, a shipmate , much valued friend and a model gentleman and leader. He has been a gift to all by his unity of spirit - of good humour,generosity and faithfulness to human values.
Sharon Porter (Nesbitt-Filion)
I would like to watch the virtual service at my leisure
Freda (Porter) and John Swerbrick; Doug, Jennifer and Kate
We will miss Tim's kind and uplifting spirit. Freda and John have many fond memories of growing up with Tim in Sydenham. He was always interested in his relatives and family history, taking time to stay in touch over the years. Peace and love to Sharon and family.
Sharon - sorry for your loss of a beloved Tim. May your happy memories eventually prevail. You have such a tremendous and a wonderful history of dealing with palliative care people
Sincerely, Nancy and Ken Pilgrim
Our deepest and sincerest sympathies to you, Sharon. You did your best to care for Tim, through thick and thin. You certainly had the palliative care knowledge and I'm sure you knew how and when to use it God give you strength to get to the better days ahead. Love Nancy and Ken Pilgrim.
Jeannette and Stephen Sisk
Sad to hear of Tim’s passing. We have a deep respect and affection for him!
Jeannette and Stephen
Brian Windle PO1(retd) and VPresident CDNVA
The Cornwall and
District Navy Vets’ always considered Tim to be a great friend and we were so very proud to have him as our honored patron.