Timothy (Tim) Boyd Panko, 67, of Clearwater, BC, passed away on September 26th at the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC, after battling with cancer.
Tim was born on May 19, 1956, to Myrtle Norah Schnell and Alex Panko in Coronach, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm near Killdeer, Saskatchewan.
Tim graduated from Rockglen High School and went on to study at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in Saskatoon. He received a diploma in Renewable Resources in 1977.
After graduation, he started work with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He worked there for 34 years and retired in 2011. He then started his own company, Clearwater Environmental Consulting.
Tim met Judy in 1989 in Tsawwassen, BC and they married in October 1991, in Victoria, BC.
Tim and Judy had four children - Stacia, Jenny, Grayson and Tommy.
Tim enjoyed many things, including hunting, fishing, skiing, hockey, building, gardening, spending time with his kids and helping in the community. He was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Clearwater (1993), was active on the Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation Board, and helped out regularly with the Clearwater Food Bank.
Tim was predeceased by his parents, and his sister Annette in July 2019. He is survived by his wife and children as well as his sister Charlotte (Ralph Lawrence Eckman) of Fernie, BC.
A celebration of life will be held on November 18th at 2 pm at the Blackpool Community Hall (155 Ferry Road, Clearwater, BC).
Memorial donations may be made to the Clearwater and District Food Bank.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
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