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Tim Holt

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About Tim Holt

Born in Vancouver and raised in North Vancouver, Tim met his wife Pat after high school. After marrying and exploring Hawaii a few times, they had two kids, Heather and David and continued to live in North Vancouver.

Tim spent a large part of his working life as a co-owner and operator of Paine Hardware while volunteering as an Auxiliary Police Officer with the North Vancouver RCMP. After Paine Hardware tragically burned down, Tim began his career with Coast Mountain Bus Company where he worked until 2013.

Having an active lifestyle was important to Tim, who frequented the local trails around his home. He loved getting outside to mountain bike, go trail running, walk the family dogs, and play tennis. He also became an active badminton player at the local recreation centre in North Vancouver, right up until the end of his life.

When Dr. Bovard referred Tim to Dr. Paul Clarkson, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Education with the Department of Orthopaedics at UBC and Orthopaedic Surgical Oncologist at BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) in 2013, Tim was diagnosed with a Pleomorphic Myxofibro Sarcoma. With the help of Dr. Clarkson, the staff at VGH, the UBC Transitional Care Unit, and the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Tim had the sarcoma removed, improved his health, and was able to move back home where he was happiest.

When the sarcoma reappeared in his lung the following year, it was with Dr. Clarkson and the assistance of Dr. John Yee, Assistant Professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at UBC, Cardiothoracic Surgeon with VGH that further surgery was undertaken to remove more of the sarcoma. Ultimately, the sarcoma was too aggressive and Tim lost his valiant battle with cancer in early 2015.

Tim’s family would like to thank Dr. Clarkson and his team, Dr. Yee, VGH, UBC’s Transitional Care Unit, as well as all the medical staff, rehabilitation staff, and nurses who support Tim and his family.

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The impact of your support

In honour of Tim Holt’s memory and to provide a lasting legacy for a courageous man, father, and friend, this page has been set up to accept donations to help Dr. Clarkson continue his research and work into orthopaedic and bone and soft tissue tumour research.

We thank you for your support to help improve the health and well-being of patients like Tim, by supporting innovative research in bone and soft tissue cancers.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • last days of summer....fall just around the corner...thinking of you Tim today and always...forever in our hearts xox Pat

    Patricia Holt, wife
  • almost spring....you're in our hearts and thoughts today Tim and always love Pat xox

    Pat, wife
  • in our hearts, treasured memories of you are kept thinking of you today Tim and always love Pat xox

    Pat, wife
  • Forever in our hearts.....thinking of you today Tim and always xox Pat

    Pat, wife
  • thinking of you today Tim and always....almost fall... forever in our hearts xox Pat

    Pat, wife
  • Forever in our hearts ...thinking of you today Tim and always Snow day on the local mountains ❄️❄️❄️ xox Pat ❤️

    Pat, Wife
  • Thinking of you today Tim and always Forever in our hearts xox Pat ❤️

    Pat, Wife
  • Each time we embrace a memory, We meet again with those we love..... for the heart never forgets ~ quote from Flavia ~ Forever in our hearts xox Pat

    Pat, Wife
  • Thinking of you today Tim, you may be gone from our sights, but you are never gone from our hearts. Keile is now with you too. love Pat xox

    Pat, Wife
  • Thinking of you today and always Tim.....Mother Nature sent us a snow day on your birthday! love always Pat xox

    Patricia Holt, Wife
  • Each time we embrace a memory, we meet again with those we love...for the heart never forgets ~ Flavia ~ Forever in our hearts love Pat

    Pat, Wife
  • Those we love don't go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed and forever dear ~author unknown~ Thinking of you today Tim and always Forever in our hearts xox Pat

    Pat, Wife
  • What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller ~ Forever in hearts always love Pat

    Pat, Wife
  • Thinking of you today Tim and always ....forever in our hearts xox Pat

    Pat, Wife
  • Thinking of you today Tim and always xox Pat

    Pat, Wife
  • You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from our hearts....thinking of you today Tim and always xox Pat

    Pat, wife
  • Missing you and thinking of you today and always. Love you Dad. Xoxoxoxo

    Heather, Daughter
  • Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on Cherished memories never fade because one loved is gone Those we love can never be more than a thought apart For as long as there is a memory They live on in our heart xox

    Patricia Holt, wife
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