Timothy ROURKE

ROURKE, TIMOTHY BLAKE – Elementary School Principal. Peacefully, with family by his side, Tim was called into the presence of his Lord, on Monday January 21, 2013, at age 46 , after a 3 year struggle with sarcoma. Loving husband of Leigh-Anne (Carmichael) cherished father of sons Brendan and Taylor, of Abbotsford, much loved son of Marilyn and Edward Rourke of Ottawa, dear brother of Pamela Hogg (Steven) of Calgary and Jeffery (Kari) of Boston. Will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Born in Ottawa, he graduated from Sir Robert Borden High School, in Nepean, Trinity Western University, in Langley BC, Houghton College, in NY and Western Washington University, in Washington, leading to a Masters Degree in Education. He was principal of Ocean Cliff Elementary School, in Surrey BC. Tim was passionate about kids, and believed a quality education included sports, fun, and a respect of others. He loved reading, and sports, camping, hiking, fly fishing, and enjoyed these outdoor activities with his family and friends. His faith was the major focus of his daily walk and his philosophy for living. In ottawa he attended St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church and in Abbotsford, Ross Road Community Church. Over the years the prayers and other support from these congregations has greatly impacted his life. On Saturday, January 26 at 11am, 2013, a Memorial Service will be held at Ross Road Community Church, in Abbotsford. The family wishes to express sincere thanks for the prayers and support of many friends and neighbours in Ottawa, Abbotsford and elsewhere.