With broken hearts, the Styre family shares the sudden and unexpected passing of Timothy Lawrence Styre on September 23rd, after a very brief hospitalization. Born in Torquay Saskatchewan on March 5, 1949, Tim was raised in a musical family, where much time was spent gathered playing guitar and singing together. Tim himself was a natural and gifted musician, easily taking up the guitar. Inspired by the music of Dick Dale, The Beatles and Elvis, he joined the first of many bands as a teen, going on to win the Radville Regional High School Band Battle in 1967.
In 1968, Tim celebrated the birth of his daughter, Sheila, who would also share his love and talent for music - this would form a special, life long connection between the two of them. Tim headed West for warmer winters, settling in Vancouver in 1970 and in 1974, Tim met Bev and the two started dating shortly after, eventually marrying in 1983. They welcomed their daughter Jacquelyn later that year, followed by their son Donovan in 1988. Together, Tim and Bev shared many, adventures together until his passing.
Tim worked for many years with Western Canada Steel, and then on to A&M Non-Ferrous Metals, later becoming Ryerson, where he retired in 2014. While at A&M/Ryerson, Tim took his role as Industrial First Aid attendant very seriously, tending to many injuries over the years, from minor, major (including his own) and once even saving a life. In addition to always being a member of at least one band through the years, Tim was heavily involved in Tai Kwan Do, earning a 3rd Degree black belt, competing competitively in kick-boxing, and loved all things fitness, especially enjoying regular bike rides and going to the gym daily, even on the day he was hospitalized.
While Tim may have worked full time in the Metals Industry, his true profession was music. A master of guitar, bass, keyboard, blues harp, and, of course, the cowbell - he believed there was always a need for more cowbell. He loved to share music with those he loved, teaching his kids and grandkids songs on the guitar and keys, and even writing a song dedicated to Bev. While Tim was somewhat a quiet fellow, he loved to stand on stage and entertain a crowd with his music.
After retirement, Tim took his full time Grandpa duties quite seriously, and was a very proud Papa - taking care of Benjamin and Monika on a regular basis and was overjoyed to have spent quality time this past summer with Sheila and his grandkids and great grandkids. We are grateful for him carrying on his Grandma Carlson's tradition of making Swedish Pancakes every Sunday morning, and passing the recipe down to all of the kids, so we can carry on with it for him.
Tim was predeceased but his Mother, Viola Trugeon (nee Carlson), father Barney Styre, sister Judy, and his beloved dog and sidekick, Pepper. Tim will be forever loved and forever missed by his loving wife Bev, daughters Sheila (Neil), Jacquelyn (Chris) and son, Donovan; his 7 beloved grandchildren, Kayla, Micheal, Jacey, Miranda, Riley, Benjamin, and Monika, and his 5 sweet, great grandchildren, Avery, Marley, Nora, Blake and Annie; his brothers Barry and Terry; and many, nieces, nephews and cousins.
We invite those who loved Tim, to join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 4th from 1pm - 4pm at his band, Kronik's, rehearsal space at the Barn at 14128 Colebrook Road in Surrey, to remember Tim with the music and people he loved. In honour of him, this will be a very casual event, so please be sure to wear your best tie dyed or flannel shirts and blue jeans. Forever loved, and never forgotten. "Where words fail, music speaks."