In - Always in our hearts

  • Chris Sproule lit a candle on 05/29/2020:
    "You are deeply missed by both of us! Cheers"

  • Marco Turingia lit a candle on 06/01/2020:
    "I will always remember our years of service together, the talks, the evenings of leaving the Keg in Calgary with our napkins as bandanas, and you as a POW on exercise. You went too soon my friend. I will miss your wit and friendship."

  • Sheila Craig lit a candle on 05/18/2020:
    "in memory of you Tim. Our little family of four now reduced to three. You will be missed."


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  • 1958

    Born in Edmonton, Alberta --- Twin to James Fergus Marshall --- The world wobbled on its axis (April 27th, 1958)

    Tim & James adopted by Alex and Mabel Marshall (May 9th, 1958)

  • 1964

    Started school St. Paul’s Elementary (September 1st, 1964)

  • 1972

    Mom, Dad, Tim, James and sister Nancy moved to Victoria BC (August 1st, 1972)

    Started Grade 9 at Arbutus Junior High (September 4th, 1972)

  • 1975

    Tim spent the summer working for BC Parks, helping to clean up Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park (a.k.a. “The Matterhorn of the Rockies”) (July 1st, 1975)

  • 1976

    Tim & James graduated from Mt. Doug High School (June 25th, 1976)

    James moved to Ft. McMurray to live with Janet and start work with SunCorp (July 31st, 1976)

    Enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular Officer Training Plan) (August 1st, 1976)

    Enrolled at the University of Victoria, School of Engineering (September 1st, 1976)

  • 1977

    James died in a car accident in Ft. McMurray, Alberta (August 19th, 1977)

  • 1980

    Graduated from UVic, BSc(Physics) --- Commissioned as 1st Lieutenant – Canadian Army --- Appointed to 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Victoria (April 17th, 1980)

  • 1981

    Daughter Lauren born. Lauren’s mother Laurie gave her up for adoption; Tim lost all contact. (February 4th, 1981)

  • 1984

    Promoted to Captain (June 1st, 1984)

    Married Sheila Ann Craig in Victoria. A "coaster" from PEI as they say. She moved from one coast to the other where she and Tim met and married. (December 27th, 1984)

  • 1985

    Tim & Sheila moved to Tucson Arizona. Tim started post-graduate studies at the University of Arizona (September 1st, 1985)

  • 1987

    Graduated with a 4.0 GPA - Master of Science (Industrial Engineering). Majored in Reliability Engineering. (June 1st, 1987)

    Promoted to Major --- Moved to Ottawa, serving first at the Land Engineering Test Establishment and, later, in the Army’s technical directorate in National Defence Headquarters. (June 1st, 1987)

  • 1988

    Jacob (Jake) Alexander Marshall born. Tim’s very special first born named, in part, after Tim’s father Alex. Jake is now proudly following in his father's military footsteps, albeit in the RCAF. Jake is one smart avionics technician. (June 28th, 1988)

  • 1991

    The “apple of Tim’s eye” Jennifer Sarah Marshall born (April 6th, 1991)

    Moved the family to Calgary --- Served two years as Commanding Officer, Maintenance Company, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (July 15th, 1991)

  • 1993

    Moved to Kingston, Ontario. --- Served as Base Maintenance Officer at Canadian Forces Base Kingston (2 years) (July 15th, 1993)

  • 1995

    Moved “his little family of four” to Maryland, USA. --- Served for three years at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland as Canadian Liaison Officer and Reliability Engineer (July 15th, 1995)

  • 1999

    Decided to retire from the Canadian Forces --- Moved back to Canada to Brampton --- With his decision where he had previously secured (with his decision to retire) a position with a subsidiary of Acres International as an engineering project manager focused primarily on risk-based management solutions (February 1st, 1999)

    Formal retirement date from the Canadian Forces (having burned of the last of his leave accumulated over the years) (September 1st, 1999)

  • 2002

    2002 – 2005 Over time and as Acres reorganized, the family moved to Niagara Region. --- Lived in Fenwick, Ont. with his "Little Family of Four”. (January 1st, 2002)

  • 2004

    Left Acres International and joined Capital Planning Solutions in Markham, Ont as their Senior Project Manager (for the next 4 years) --- Moved to Barrie, Ont. where Jake and Jenn continued their educations. (August 15th, 2004)

  • 2007

    Became a certified SCUBA diver along with Jennifer Marshall in Barrie Ontario (August 1st, 2007)

  • 2008

    Completed PADI Divemaster and Open Water Instructor Course in Barrie (April 1st, 2008)

    Joined the Altus Group as the Director responsible for Customer Relations and Capital Planning. (An engineer responsible for customer relations … go figure … but showed the breadth of his skills and his innate ability to build strong client relationships). (4 years) (November 15th, 2008)

  • 2009

    Achieved PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer in Barrie (March 1st, 2009)

    2009-2011 Scuba Instructor at Dive Central in Barrie (March 2nd, 2009)

    Tim & Sheila separated (November 30th, 2009)

  • 2010

    First date with Kelly Brooks (March 12th, 2010)

    Tim & Kelly bought their home in Uxbridge, Ontario (June 8th, 2010)

  • 2011

    Tim and Sheila legally divorced (March 5th, 2011)

    2011-2013 --- Scuba Instructor at Gills Diving along with friends and owners Bob & Kim White in Barrie (June 1st, 2011)

    Tim & Kelly married in Uxbridge (September 9th, 2011)

  • 2012

    Joined Stantec Engineering – a bit of a landing place as Altus was purchased and subsequently “restructured”. But Tim continued to prove his worth and enjoyed his two years with this international engineering firm. (June 12th, 2012)

  • 2013

    Kelly & Tim “down-sized” to a condo in Uxbridge (October 10th, 2013)

  • 2014

    Joined 4tell Solutions as VP Services, again focused on helping clients develop strong, cost-effective asset management strategies. (4 years) (April 15th, 2014)

    Tim moved to Barrie a condo on the Lakeshore (June 15th, 2014)

    2014-Feb 2020 Scuba Instructor at Simcoe Diving in Barrie, teaching students SCUBA diving. (June 16th, 2014)

    Kelly & Tim divorced (November 29th, 2014)

  • 2018

    Joined Roth IAMS (as VP Asset Management) (April 10th, 2018)

  • 2019

    Lauren Askew-Larson reached out and contacted Tim (May 24th, 2019)

    Jennifer married Dan Demers. --- Tim (a.k.a. “Mr. Tim” and/or “Blobfish”) becomes a grandfather to Olivia (June 1st, 2019)

    Tim met Lauren for the first time in Toronto (June 6th, 2019)

    Family Dive Trip to Jamaica (Tim, Jake, Jenn, Dan, Olivia) (October 1st, 2019)

    Tim traveled to Maple Ridge BC and met Lauren’s husband Garry Larson and sons Colby and Nolan (19 and 17, respectfully) – Tim’s other son-in-law and two grandsons! (October 15th, 2019)

    Caribbean dive trip with Lauren (December 2nd, 2019)

    Christmas dive trip with Jake (back to Jamaica) (December 23rd, 2019)

  • 2020

    Diagnosed with kidney cancer, found to have spread to liver and (later) to heart (March 11th, 2020)

    Surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto (April 18th, 2020)

    Home from the hospital --- Jenn assumed the role as chief care-giver and disciplinarian, Dan as Executive Chef (April 23rd, 2020)

    Passed away at Royal Barrie Hospital --- the world again wobbled on its axis (May 4th, 2020)