Timothy Floyd, age 40 of Bellingham, passed away on Friday, March 23rd near Bellingham.
Tim was the first-born son of Jon and Jean Floyd. He arrived 5 weeks late, with a full head of black hair, and let us know he would do things in his own style! He grew up near Echo Lake, loving the forest and lake, investigating every critter with his neighborhood friends. Thus began his love of nature! He and little brother Jared even built floatable contraptions to participate in the Echo Lake Regatta. He formed a lifelong brotherhood with buddies Nick and Sherred.
While attending Maltby Elementary, Jon coached Tim’s soccer team. He also played basketball. He played tennis for Monroe HS, skied, developed his art skills, and studied guitar. His greatest passion from the get-go, however, was all things with wheels: Hotwheels, BMX, motorcycles, and his first red VW Scirocco. Tim began coursework at WWU in 1990. His creative gifts expanded as he composed his first CD of instrumental music, produced in New York. He also acted in the Kevin Costner movie, “The Postman.” Tim’s need to create and construct led him to carpentry. He combined those skills with his love of children, and worked at Loving Space Preschool. He built several pieces of interactive equipment and joined the kids in their playful discovery.
In 2002, Tim moved to Lummi Island and continued his carpentry, building houses and remodeling. He also built a sea kayak. Hiking, biking, cycling, and kayaking immersed him in the beauty surrounding his island paradise. He hosted many bonfire celebrations with lots of laughter and ultimate frisbee tournaments. His friendships grew stronger.
In 2010, Tim and his sweet Jill moved into a 1918 craftsman home in Bellingham. He has taken great pride in restoring it. Tim has truly been his own person; reflective, gifted, creative, and a non-conformist for sure! Material things were insignificant. People were his treasures. Tim was charismatic, quirky, and hilarious!
Compassion for others was his strongest trait. He had deep relationships with family and friends, most especially God-children Raeann, Quin, Harper, and Leo. He looked forward to the special times he had with his grandparents and cousins in eastern WA during the summer and holidays. Grandpa Bill and Mimi, Grandma and Grandpa Bundy all have a special place in his heart.
Tim was to start classes at WWU this week, continuing his degree, perhaps in youth counseling. He was excited to begin a new phase of his life. Those twinkly brown eyes, mischievous smile, and his huge heart will always be in our hearts forever and ever. God speed, dearest Tim. This will be your most glorious journey.
Donations may be made to the Tim Floyd Memorial Fund, WECU Bellingham or a charity of your choice.