John Timothy Pritchard  2020 avis de deces  NecroCanada

John Timothy Pritchard 2020

John Timothy Pritchard, age 81, at Stratford, ON. A family man, keen recreational hockey player, hobby farmer, handyman and mixer of excellent martinis, Tim died of complications from prostate and bone cancer. He is survived by his wife Vicki, (nee Foti), daughters Tracey and Jennifer Pritchard, grandchildren Alexandra O’ Shea (Ryan), Nicholas and Jack Murphy, Ruth Pritchard, and great grand-daughter Freya O’Shea. He was the oldest of four children born to Geoffrey Pritchard and his wife Eileen (nee Playford), both of Winnipeg.
Tim was born in Toronto in 1939 but most of his early years were spent in Winnipeg and later Calgary, where hockey became his favourite sport — one he would play into his mid-70s. When Tim was in his early teens, the Pritchard family moved from the west back to Toronto, where Tim finished school and married Vicki. A few years later the couple moved to Montreal, where they lived for almost a decade, before returning to Toronto.
Vicki’s career in the travel business enabled them to see much of the world. But Tim’s happiest and most memorable days were spent at Otterburn, a 96-acre, mostly wooded, property near St, Marys, ON. This became home on his retirement from the newspaper business in the late 1990s, and remained so for the next 17 years. Tim and Vicki moved to Stratford in 2015 when advancing age made Otterburn too much to manage.
“The farm”, as Otterburn was known, was host to many gatherings of friends and family. Tim’s extended farm family included his dogs, a couple of horses, a dozen or more chickens and new plantings of oak and maple trees most years. There was always work aplenty — cleaning the barn, hauling hay and straw, cutting brush and mowing trails. Busy days usually concluded with drinks in the gazebo overlooking Otter Creek, weather permitting, and around the fireplace in the house when it did not. At family gatherings, drinks were followed by five star meals, since three generations of Pritchards are dedicated foodies.
In accordance with Tim’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Those who knew him will remember him in their own way. Anyone who wants to make a monetary remembrance might consider a donation to the JumpStart program, managed by Canadian Tire. It encourages mainly disadvantaged youngsters to participate in sports by providing equipment, coaching and facilities.
A celebration of Tim’s life is planned at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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5 Comments

  1. Dear Vicki – so sorry for your loss -I didn’t know Tim at all but did enjoy my daily read of his ROB days at the Globe. Please stay well. Phil G.

  2. Dear Vicki,

    I was saddened to learn of Tim’s death, although happy the suffering of the last few years is over. He was a good friend and valued colleague at The Globe and Mail in the days when newspapering was on of the best things one could in life.

    In his memory, I shall play Pavarotti singing Nessum Dorma.

    Jim Rusk

  3. Dear Vicki

    Sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like you and Tim had a wonderful llife together. .I lost my own wife of almost 55 yeara on August 7th. The readjustment has been difficult after a wonderful Celebration of Life event at The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. You do have your chlilren and family who will be able o[[to comfort you. My condolences and best wishes.

    Max Weissengruber

  4. Montreal, September 28, 2020
    To the members of Tim’s family:
    I had the great pleasure of working with Tim as an ROB reporter in the 1980s.
    He was always supportive and encouraging, a kind and generous soul.
    With deepest sympathy,

    Bertrand Marotte

  5. Dear Vicki
    I was thinking of you yesterday and wanted to get in touch with you. So I looked online and discovered Tim passed away.
    I am so sorry. You told me few years ago that Tim had cancer.
    My heart must have been with you yesterday.
    I would love to talk to you . Can you either email or phone me.
    Our sincere condolences to you Tracy and Jennifer and the rest of the family
    Love you . Xoxo Martine Jamison



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