Timothy Joseph Swazey
Timothy Joseph Swazey passed away peacefully Sunday morning, March 17th, 2019, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, at the age of 61.
Tim was predeceased by his devoted parents, Lawrence and Anne (McCloskey) Swazey, his uncles, Joe McCloskey, Vaughn Ross, Joe Brennan, Harley Stewart, and Lloyd Swazey, his aunt, Doreen Stewart, and cousins, Heather Ross and Barbara MacKay. Tim is survived by his aunts and uncles, Jackie Ross, Vivien Brennan, Isabelle Trobridge, Pat Swazey, Vince and Hazel Swazey, Jim and Caroline Swazey, Darrell and Georgette Swazey, and many cousins.
Born October 26, 1957 and raised in Fredericton, Tim worked in construction, spent 17 years at the Daily Gleaner, then worked in security and merchandising. Health problems caused him to retire early. In his earlier years, Tim enjoyed woodworking and was meticulous with the beautiful furniture he built and the bowls he turned. His other passion was his vehicles. He customized the inside of his 1978 Dodge van with top to bottom pine. It was something to see and a sound you’d never forget because Tim was just as precise under the hood. "That friggin' van" (what he called it on a good day) and his 1970 Chevelle were his pride and joy. Tim treasured all our family pets and truly enjoyed every time a cat and a dog came face to face. Being an only child, he also quite enjoyed it when his sibling cousins Kari and Jason went face to face-often repeated in this generation between Swazey and Reirdan. His inherently dry wit left us wondering how he came up with one-liners like that.
Tim’s family is forever grateful to the Bartlett Gardens Care Home for their dedicated care and kindness to Tim these last couple of years. As well, special thanks to Rob McFee for being such a loyal friend.
A funeral service will be held at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church on Friday, March 22nd, at 12:05 pm. Pallbearers are Kenneth Price, Jason Swazey, Joel Ross, Brian Stewart, David Stewart and Rob McFee. Honorary pallbearers are Peter Ross, Bev Storey, John Godin, Bill Chambré, Mike Gillespie, Bill MacLean, Ian Swazey and Tim's friends (who became family) from Bartlett Gardens Care Home. A reception will follow in the Monsignor Boyd Centre. Internment will take place at St Joachim’s Catholic Cemetery in Boiestown at a later date.
For those who wish to make a remembrance, donate to a charity of your choosing or do something that Tim would have enjoyed - in his honour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bishop's Funeral Home. Personal condolences can be made through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com.