Harry O’Dowd Timpson

July 15, 1927 – January 20, 2021
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Harry Timpson at the age of 93, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at his home in Ocean Park. Harry was born and raised in Winnipeg on July 15, 1927 and was the youngest of 4 children. He worked for Schlumberger Oil Services for 27 years, and brought his family from Saskatchewan to White Rock in 1968. He became a partner in a carnival ride business and started Surfside Park on the Semiahmoo Indian Reserve in the early 70s, and his family helped out by selling tickets and running the rides. He worked for White Rock Water Works and for the City of White Rock before becoming night security and maintenance at Peace Arch Hospital, where he worked for 17 years until his retirement.
Harry and Penny had wonderful vacations at their timeshare in Kauai where they made lots of happy memories and many life-long friends. He loved to watch and take pictures of the waves. Music was Harry’s passion, and he spent several hours every day enjoying his big band music. Andy Williams and Frank Sinatra were two of his favourite singers, and he loved to join them in duets knowing all of the lyrics. In his younger years he would joyfully march around the living room on Saturday mornings to the music of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, making sure no one slept too late : )
Harry was a bowling instructor and for many years was a coach for the Youth Bowling Council. His teams were often the best in the league due to his patience and generosity with his time.
He will be remembered for his love of animals, his great enjoyment of good food, and his sense of humour. He loved to chat with everyone he met when he and Penny went for their walks along the waterfront, and to the dog park. Every dog was his friend and he always kept a pocketful of treats.
Harry is survived by his loving common law partner of 43 years, Penny Hamilton, his little companion Peaches, children Trevor Timpson (Norma), Karin Blythe (Chris), Vicki Timpson and step-daughter Emma Hamilton. Harry was also a much-loved grandpa and great-grandpa.
He will be remembered and deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Special thanks to Karen and Anna from the Home Pace Program for your care and kindness.
There will be no service as he requested, but Harry’s family will gather in the spring to celebrate his life.Obituary


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