Tim was born on the
He started school at Bush
Hill Park Infants and then
Taken from the school leavers book 2001
While at school he met Gemma Woodcock who he fell in love with. They went out for around 3 years till Gemma moved away.
He was also a member of the 2nd Enfield Boys Brigade.
He joined the Junior Section
at the age of 8. He then went on to the Company Section where he achieved many
things. He loved playing football every Saturday afternoon for the 2nd
He loved going to camp every year. He started off as a first year and went on to become a Tent Commander. This meant he was in charge of his own tent with 5 other boys under his control. He also went on many activity weekends or hikes, where he learnt how to look after himself and map read.
He also attended the Company Supper held in February every year. Below is a picture taken of Ben, Richard, Tim and Jed all dressed up smart before the Company supper held February 2000.
These pictures were taken on
a hostelling weekend in
Could Tim map read!!!! Or did he get them lost?
How far had they walked or is Tim just faking it?
Tim went to all the 2nd
Enfield Boys Brigade camps. His first camp was in July 1998 at Penmean in
Here is Tim with some members of Staff
I think he has just been asked to wash up or something!
Tim and his tent trying to pull the mini bus during Feats of Strength
Tim was also involved in
pantomimes put on by the Boys Brigade and was a mouse on stage in Cinderella.
He passed a Battalion Leadership Course on
The Boy’s brigade was an important part of Tim’s life till he had to leave the Company at the age of 18.
Tim also volunteered back stage at the Chicken Shed Theatre Company from May 1998 till about May 2000.
Taken at an after show party
He helped out on most shows during that time doing lots of different backstage work. He was involved in shows such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
While at school Tim carried out 2 weeks work experience at Lex Harvey from 12th – 23rd June 2000. This involved him helping to maintain fork lift trucks. He even got to drive a few. He loved those 2 weeks.
Once he left school Tim got a job working for a company making frames for glasses. He also did some agency work for a bit. In March 2003 he worked at the Greggs Factory in Brimsdown for a month before joining a removals firm called Team Relocations. He worked very hard with this company, working very long hours.
Tim was always in his work uniform
He was at Team Relocations till his death. During his time with Team Relocations he travelled all over the country working for very rich clients.
While at Team Relocation, Tim took on a second job. This was working in the box office of Eros Night Club.
He worked there from February 2004 till May 2004. He liked this job because of its atmosphere and because of his love of music.
He loved all music, but had a passion for House and Trance music. One of his favourite groups being Faithless. Tim was also a great West Ham supporter, and had been all his life.
Tim spent all his spare time out with friends from a young age right up until he died. If he was not at work, he was always doing something. Always on his mobile phone. Here are some memories.
He was 13 years old here at Chessington World of Adventures
This is him on the 180 foot Pepsi Max Drop at Trocadero aged 13 years old
He went white water rafting
(He is putting a brave face on here, till he saw the water)
He went to
Tim also went to
Tim went to
Tim and his Mum on the train
Here is Debbie, Terry and Tim. Tim was allowed to play with a camera, the others were not.
Here are some pictures taken on a family holiday to
Tim loved every minute of his life, always smiling.
birthday party was a surprise. It was held at the Arras Club on
Here is his
Provisional Driving Licence. Tim had had a few lessons and was revising for his
So many flowers were laid at the scene.
Tim’s Funeral service was
held on Friday 10th September at . It was held at the United Reformed Church on the
The whole church was packed out, people had to stand.
Rev. Martin Legg conducted the service.
The coffin was carried in by
Sean Plaha, Ben O’Donoghue,
Paul Lewington, Ian Lewington,
Richard Lyus and
The music played at the service was as followed:
Another Chance – Roger Sanchez
Time of Your Life – Green Day
Millennium Prayer – Cliff Richard
The hymns that were sung were:
Morning has Broken
Will your Anchor Hold
There were three people who spoke at the service, here are their words:
The first person to speak was
The next person to speak was
What can I say you were the best, you were like my little brother and a dear friend all rolled into one. There are too many memories to mention them now but my favourite was in that limo on my birthday, mate.
Tim, you were liked and loved by everyone you met. You had so many friends, and we all know how special you are to every one that knew you. You would always be there if any one needed to talk to you or needed your help. No words can describe how much people thought of you, but we all love and miss you so much.
You will always be in our hearts and will be remembered forever.
Take care mate.”
The final person to speak was Richard Lyus who was also one of Tim’s close friends. This is what he said:
“I have known and loved you for many years but never really knew you well until me and you went on that hostel weekend. Tim you were my best mate, you could have problems over your head but you always made sure you sorted mine out. Tim you were a hard worker, I can recall many times waiting round Sean’s for you to arrive. All the best times had you there. You created all the funny times. There will never be another Tim.
I will never forget you Tim. I am going to live my life how you did, I will let no one bring me down or let anything get to me. But don’t worry Tim, the good times are not over. Just wait for me, then the good times will roll over again, but forever.
Love and miss you”
Martin Leg then spoke about how Tim could always be relied upon to help out with B.B. He mentioned how Tim had grown into a nice, polite young man who would always say hello to him.
The coffin was carried out by
Sean Plaha, Ben O’Donoghue,
Terry Burgess, Ian Lewington, Richard Lyus and
Tim was buried at
The Boys Brigade Vesper was sung and then the Last Post was played by two buglers, Mathew and Simon Legg from the 1st Enfield Boy’s Brigade.
The wake was held at the
Conservative Club on
REST IN PEACE
‘A young heart has stopped beating,
Two smiling eyes took rest,
You broke our hearts to prove to us,
God only takes the best.’