Born June 18, 1928 in Montreal, raised proudly in Point St. Charles by Jean and Tom Timney, Douglas Brendan Timney passed away Dec. 30, 2020 in Victoria, B.C.
In his youth he skied, played soccer, hockey, basketball, and competed in track and field. In 1946, under his father’s proud gaze, he broke Quebec’s hurdles record at Molson Stadium.
He worked for Terry Machinery and Canada Cement in Montreal before moving with his young family to Wolfville, N.S. in 1968 to work at Acadia University. He had a lifelong interest in painting, golf, skiing, travel, hockey and soccer – the “good” hockey and soccer that is. He also loved cats.
He drove across the country in 2007, moving to Victoria where he particularly enjoyed the rose gardens at the Lieutenant Governor’s House. He is survived by his long time companion Paula Chegwidden; his three children Kevin, Michael, and Kathleen (Jim McMorran); and three grandchildren Bronwyn and Alura McMorran, and Grace Timney.
Through his last days he was cared for with kindness, skill, and professionalism by care aides, nurses and doctors at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. He died while resting, having been attended that day by his children and long time companion.
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