TIM GRAHAM

TIMOTHY DANIEL BRIAN GRAHAM

January 05, 1960 – January 14, 2020

It is with immense sadness we announce the passing of Tim on January 14, 2020 at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 60 years.

He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, and best friend of 37 years, Dawna; son Jesse (Kate); daughter Morgen (Becky); grandchildren Hunter James and Austin Daniel; mother Ethel (Frank); mother-in-law Germaine; sisters-in-law Darlene (Dave) Gibson and Diane Brophy (Jeff Ross). He will also be missed by nephew Matt Gibson, and his son Jackson Gibson; nieces Amanda Gibson and Kaila Ross; nephew Cameron Ross; niece Teresa Jewell (Bryan Jewell) and their daughter Ellie; nephew Eric Pahl (Maddy), and their children Zoey and Amelia; as well as his fury companion Memphis. Tim is also survived by his extended family, countless friends and co-workers. Tim was predeceased by his father, Douglas in 1991; sister Christine in 2018 and father-in-law Roy Brophy in 2012.

 

Tim was born on January 05, 1960 at the Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg, MB.  His early years were spent living in Transcona before moving to Anola, MB.  Tim was a country boy through and through.  If he wasn’t assisting his parents on their cattle farm, he would be in the bush building tree forts, driving his Austin Mini Cooper with no doors through the fields, hunting anything that moved or riding his beloved horse, Chico.

 

Tim attended Kildonan-East Vocational Secondary School where he graduated and majored in Auto Body Repair and Painting which carried him to a lifelong career of owning and running his own company, Paramount Auto Repair Ltd. in Lorette, MB. He was able to provide service for his community and surrounding area for over 25 years.

 

Tim along with his wife Dawna initially met when he was twelve years old as he was hanging upside down on a fence. During that first visit, Dawna turned to this woman who would later become her future Mother-in-law, “Who is that?”  It was then that Tim met his soul mate.  After a few years of friendship, at the age of sixteen, Tim decided to ask Dawna on a date. They were married six years later on the same day as their initial first date and went on to become parents to two amazing and successful people, Jesse and Morgen and remained best friends and lovingly married for 37 years.

 

Tim was an adrenaline junky period. He lived for the rush that life had to offer.  His many interests included barrel racing, motocross racing, baseball and hockey.  In his later years he spent time with his children introducing them to more motocross racing, auto racing, paintball, archery, golfing, fishing, camping, and hunting. Of all that encompassed Tim’s spare time, his greatest thrill was having the privilege to fly a plane…….twice!

His love for his community and his passion for service led him to join the R.M. of Tache Fire Department in Lorette as a paid-on-call Firefighter.  He rose up the ranks over his fifteen years of service retiring as District Chief of Lorette.  During his time of service, he was proud to work alongside his daughter Morgen as she too became a Firefighter for the R.M. of Tache - Lorette. Tim along with his wife started up the Fire Chief for a Day yearly event that sees all three grade schools participating in and hoping for their names to be chosen. This program continues to this day.  The love, respect and admiration he had towards his fellow brethren saw no bounds.  He cared deeply for the safety and welfare of each member whether at the hall or at home which at the time of his passing, was returned to him tenfold. The men and woman that he has always considered his second family, gathered together on January 4th, 2020; the day before his actual 60th birthday for a surprise celebration.  Tim was moved beyond words for being privileged enough to receive the love and adoration from so many amazing individuals.

 

Over the years as Tim and his family grew and became active members within the town of Lorette, he became interested in the growth and betterment for all the residents. It was then that he decided he would enter the world of politics and campaign for the opportunity to serve the people.  Tim went on to proudly serve his community as a LUD Lorette Committee Member for 13 years.

 

He will be missed beyond measure and he will live within the hearts of everyone who has had the privilege to meet him. We take solace only in knowing he is no longer suffering and trust he was met with the embrace of his family and friends who passed before him. We wish him peace and a safe journey home.

 

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the amazing palliative care team and those who dedicate their time to the caring and kindness for others at St. Boniface Hospital.  Upon Tim’s passing, all the Nurses and staff spoke so highly of his Spirit, his humour and his laugh. He had a sincere desire to host and share his new found love of candy and treats with all who entered into his room.

For those who share in this loss and wish to pay their respects, we ask that you make a toast to Tim with one another. Cheers to a truly incredible man, husband, father, son, brother and friend. 

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In Accordance with Tim’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. The family will be holding a private Celebration of Life at a later date

Thank you. my love,

for sharing your light with us all…

until we're together again.

I love you all-ways. ~Dawna

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