Timo H. Markkanen
April 09, 1951 - December 29, 2015
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Markkanen, Timo Henrik, (Kylmaniemi) born 1951-04-09 in Helsinki Finland. Timo passed away Dec. 29th,2015 at RJH with friends at his side. Survived by half bother Teuvo Kylmaniemi and half sister Vappu Koivuniemi in Finland. Timo had many friends in Victoria and abroad. He was an avid sportsman with natural athletic ability and excelled, in his early years, at many sports including tennis, golf and darts. His early working career in the hospitality industry allowed him to take many trips abroad where he developed many lifelong friendships. His later working career was with the provincial public service. Timo had many life interests. He was a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada -Victoria, Member of HTML Writers Guild, he loved books and was a punster extraordinaire creating many laughs and even more groans to the joy of those who knew him. For thirty years Timo suffered from Ankylosing Spondylitis. As was his nature he met the challenges this presented in a positive manner and became a founding member and Web administrator for www.kickas.org a source of support and information for those suffering from this chronic arthritic condition. His friends admired his resilience and courage in this battle. As per Timo's wishes a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday Jan. 16th at Smugglers' Cove Pub, 2581 Penrhyn St. from 1:00Pm to 4:00PM. Timo would be honoured by donations in his memory to www.kickas.org.

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Published in The Times Colonist from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2016.
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February 11, 2016
What a great guy and lots of fun to be around.Good darting too. A Friend....Ernie Hawkins.
January 20, 2016
Time passed too quickly, he was a good guy and will be missed by many.
Gary Kobley
January 6, 2016
I did not know Timo well, but I worked with him at the Health Ministry and it was a pleasure to have known him. One of the few that left a lasting impression. RIP Timo!
Colleen Moran
January 6, 2016
Goodbye old friend. It has been an honour to know and love you in this lifetime. You were a remarkable light in my life throughout the many years, though I was likely the 'biggest groaner' you knew! "For long years a bird in a cage, today, flying along with the clouds." We will miss you T.
Kathryn Rhodes
January 6, 2016
Good bye my friend. It was a joy to watch you on the tennis court, and at the dart board.
Don Machan
January 5, 2016
Worked with Timo at Vital Stats. The puns were his specialty. RIP Timo condolences to family and friends.
Wendy Lakey
January 5, 2016
I am sad to read of Timo's passing. In spite of his chronic pain Timo had a quick wit and great sense of humor. He spoke to me of his excursions up island to visit his father and fishing. I first met Timo when we lived in the same apartment building in Fairfield. A few years later our paths crossed again and I had the pleasure of selling him his first home which he soon filled up with books and things Timo's courage to deal with his pain and move forward certainly helped change my perspective on my pain issues at the time. Rest in Peace Timo.
Robyn Hamilton
January 5, 2016
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We have wonderful memories of Timo, always seemed jovial and smiling

Cal and Maria Fleming
Cal and Maria Fleming
January 5, 2016
I worked with Timo, he was a very funny, loving person. A lot of the jokes I still tell today were ones that I heard him tell me years ago. Thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends. He will be missed.
Sandi Walmsley
January 5, 2016
As we grow older we are reminded of our earlier days of youth when we were free of life's bondage and physical struggles.

Timo was and continues to be the pillar of inspiration and courage amongst those of us who in time will follow his new journey.


James D. Allan
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