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)
Natalie Deschamps-Martin, ASlt
Sir, such an incredible honour to have worked alongside you when you volunteered at Stormont. Your kindness, knowledge and wit will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to Canada and your mentorship. My sincere condolences to Sharon and the family. RIP good Sir. Fair Winds. Till we meet again.
Isabelle and JJ Lehmann
Such a wonderful friend to us. An officer and a gentleman. We will miss him terribly. As always, my love goes out to you Sharon.
As President of the RCN Benevolent Fund, I had the great privilege of working with Tim as he started up the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Scholarship Trust. His always positive attitude, dedication to the well-being of the young Sea Cadets and devotion to the Navy was always apparent.
My condolences to Sharon and Tim's family on his passing. He will be missed.
Cmdre (Ret'd) ROBERT HAMILTON
Tim was an officer blessed with that rare balance of inter-personal skill and professional ability. He was a genuine asset to the Naval service.
Captain, RCN retired Donald MacKay
At sea and ashore, every interaction with "Tim" was a reminder of what a naval officer aspires to be. Aye.
Karleen, Joe, Quinn and Keighan Griffin
My mom Arleen (Porter) Hansen had so many fond memories of all the times she and Doug spent with Tim and Penny when they were little. In my last email with Tim sharing the news we were moving to Sydenham he commented that he had many fond memories of swimming at The Point - we'll think of you every time we visit it.
My memories of Tim will always be of a kind caring person and I know from Fred he was highly thought of in his professional life.
My deepest condolences to you Sharon and all your family.
Patricia and Vince Carey and Family
Thinking of you Sharon as you celebrate Tim’s exceptional life. Never having met him in person, nether the less Tim reached out far across the oceans to touch the lives of the Carey’s in Australia. Wishing all members of Tim’s family peace and strength at this hard time.
Bob and Myrna Earle
A salute to a lifelong friend. Sadly missed.
It was a privilege to have shared a long friendship with Tim, enjoying his enthusiastic and positive approach to life mirrored by his ever-present infectious grin. My sincere condolences to Sharon and the family.