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Timothy Carter Marshall

September 13, 1959 - December 28, 2020



After having beaten prostate cancer, Tim died of small cell carcinoma in Abbotsford hospital holding the hand of his beloved wife and partner of 40 years.  He is survived by his wife Barbara (Pascoe), son Michael both of Abbotsford and daughter Jennifer (Martin) Jackman and grandchildren Sarah and Matthew, all of Mission.  Also, by his siblings Sheila, Sandy and Dave and their families and by Barb’s family. He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Kay Marshall, Sidney and in-laws Frank and Doris Pascoe, Saskatoon.

Tim was born in Edmonton, raised in Sidney, B.C., completed university in 1980 in Saskatoon where he acquired a sales job with FCL at Co-Op Feeds, a wife, 2 children and a catamaran – ever the sailor.  He was heavily involved and had so much fun with the Folkfest board, Scottish Societies and pavilion and the Saskatoon Police Pipe Band (Piper).  A 2003 move to Mission then to Abbotsford saw Tim continue in the animal feed industry, ending his career as Feed Dept. Manager at Otter Co-Op.

The move to B.C. added a son-in-law and 2 grandchildren to our family – and a sailboat.  The grandchildren loved sailing with Grandpa on Semiahmoo Bay.  They were chased by a “pirate ship” during a re-enactment cannon battle between the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain.  And Grandpa outran the pirates!  Tim also put his university honed skills to work and could still beat his grandchildren at foosball.

Over the years many of Tim’s customers, suppliers and work associates became close personal friends.  He loved the feed industry, its scientific aspects and the people involved in it.  He took pride in his work and put in many more hours than were required.  He was all about ethics, honesty and determination with a twisted sense of Scottish humour and positive attitude.

Tim’s passion was ocean sailing/cruising and our Catalina 350 sailboat, Cheeky Monkey was his pride and joy. He enjoyed the small catamaran we used on Candle, Blackstrap and Diefenbaker lakes while in Saskatoon but the move to the Fraser Valley afforded him ocean access and he lived for spending time on the boat.  Tim was also delighted to share his knowledge and for several years was a teacher and federally certified examiner for various boating classes thru Canadian Power and Sail – Valley Squadron.  He was also Cruise Master for 10 years, creating 1, 2 and 3 week cruises for Valley members to enjoy in the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and Princess Louisa Inlet (his favourite place on earth).  We made trips to many beautiful places and forged wonderful, lasting friendships.

Tim was intelligent, fun, deeply loved and losing him so young is heartbreaking. His cornea were donated which will help several people regain their sight.  We are so grateful for all the support over these past 3 years of Tim’s battle and for all the cards, flowers, phone calls and food now.

For now, there will be no memorial gathering.

If you wish to donate in Tim’s memory, the family is suggesting Archway (Abbotsford Food Bank and Community Services).   donate@archway.ca


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From: Art Postle
Relation: It was my pleasure to have worked with Tim at FCL.

My sincere condolences upon hearing of Tim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and all the family. Blessings to everyone.

From: Kathy and Greg Wallace

Barb, Michael and Jennifer

We were saddend to read about Tim’s’ passing. Gosh, those years of the 96th Highlanders, Saskatoon Police Pipe Band and Folkfest most certainly had enthusiastic presence from Tim that was all so evident with your family as well. Reading the obituary, the passions that Tim had will remain strong with each of you through all the wonderful memories, cherish those. I never knew that Tim was with FCL, I have been “at home here” for 23 years. Barb, though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you at this time.

From: Jim and Susan Carriere
Relation: Friends

Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as we all remember our good friend Tim.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hugs to all of you.

From: Pat (Taylor) Buckley

I was saddened to hear of Tim’s passing. A special memory I have is the day of my mom and dad’s 50th wedding anniversary. Without our knowledge the two of you planned for Tim to be there to pipe Mom and Dad in as they arrived at the hall at St. James Church for their celebration tea. My thoughts are with you.

From: Gerry & Daphne Lagimodiere
Relation: Client & mutual friends with Effie

We’re thinking of you Barb and family. So sad to hear of your enormous loss. Tim was such a personable and pleasurable man to know, we still remember you both after so many years away from Saskatoon. May his memory be eternal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Steve Kay
Relation: Childhood friends.

Tim and I met in fifth grade and immediately became best friends. For the next 5 years we were inseparable. I have never had a better friend. We started to drift apart when my family moved across town and then further when Tim went to school in Saskatoon.

While in school Tim and I were avid letter writers and his letters kept me laughing.

As the years went by we saw each other occasionally but not enough. It is too easy to let things go I guess.

Then COVID struck and Tim needed to move his boat from the states to Canada. He took a slip at a Marina in Sidney, just a few blocks from my home. I had the opportunity to reconnect with Tim. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Tim was a genuine person. Spending time with him last summer reminded me of how important he was to me. Talking with him took me back to our teen years, he hadn’t changed one bit. The same wonderful Tim.

My wife, Evelyn, and I send our warmest wishes to Barb and family.

Rest in peace my friend.

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If you wish to donate in Tim’s memory, the family is suggesting Archway (Abbotsford Food Bank and Community Services).   donate@archway.ca

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