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Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2023

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It is with the greatest sadness and love that we mourn the unexpected, peaceful passing of Tim Harrington of Winnipeg on March 9, 2023, at the age of 79.
Tim loved to help people. He was born in England during the Second World War and arrived in Canada at age five with his mother Olive, an Odanah farm girl who nursed in England during the war. After school in Winnipeg, he went to the far north and worked for the Hudson's Bay Company before moving south to Thompson, Manitoba as an employment councillor for the government for many years. In his 50s Tim decided to become a teacher and received a Bachelor of Education degree at the Brandon University, starting his teaching career in Garden Hill, MB. In retirement Tim volunteered for the Correctional Services and the Siloam Mission in Winnipeg.
Tim loved people and being around them. He was active to the end with a full calendar of planned events and trips. He loved nature and camping in the wilderness with friends. His bicycle was one of his best friends. Tim was a man with well-balanced wisdom and a kind, gentle soul and manner. He had a special laugh and loved to be jovial.
Tim will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Suzan Harrington and Darlene Sandloehken (Rob Shouldice) and his brother in England, David Meadows-Turner (Gillian); his niece Paige Harrington and nephew Arthur Harrington. He will also be remembered by his 19 cousins, three aunts and his many friends and students.
Tim was predeceased by his brother, Reginald Harrington and his parents, Olive Emily and John Harrington.
A Celebration of Life for Tim Harrington will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
Memorial donations may be made to the Winnipeg Aboriginal Centre and/or Siloam Mission.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 16, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I am very sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. We were teachers together at Garden Hill, Manitoba. He always treated me well and we had lots of conversations. - Posted by: Nora Fraser (Friend) on: Dec 01, 2023

  • I met Tim at church when I moved from the US to Flin Flon in 1984. We were in our early 40s at that time He was a good friend to me, and we shared several weekend trips to Wasagaming in Riding Mountain National Park. We enjoyed meals and movies at a theatre in nearby Cranberry Portage with Peg Houghton, a mutual friend. The kitchen staff got the steaks from meat department of the attached grocery store. Following supper, we walked across the street to see the movie in a theatre heated by a wood stove. Sadly, both the theatre and the restaurant/grocery store are now closed, yet the memories remain. Tim was a good friend and fun to be around. He will be missed. - Posted by: Ken Peale (Friend) on: Sep 30, 2023

  • So shocked and sorry to hear of Tim's passing. We will miss his visits yearly. We will miss the times he would just drop in. A good friend to the end. - Posted by: Phyllis & Graham Wiscombe (friend) on: Mar 17, 2023

  • He was a very gentle soul, his heart was made of gold, he will now shine upon every soul he has touched, you earned those wings 😇 - Posted by: Gerald and Gail (His rug cleaner) on: Mar 16, 2023

  • Tim was an amazing volunteer and had a heart of gold. He will be missed by so many. I'm so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Shannon Shushkewich (friend) on: Mar 16, 2023

  • I have so many memories of Tim. He was my favourite teacher growing up! Even as an adult we stayed in touch after high school. We would even go for Chinese at Yan Yans or or meet up at Tim Hortons every so often. He was a very kind soul and always wanted to help people. I’ll miss your phone calls and long chats teacher. - Posted by: Crystal Smith (Student/Friend) on: Mar 16, 2023

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