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LCol (Retd) Tim Orange


March 23, 1956 – February 13, 2021. Tim passed away from heart failure after a long struggle with POEMS Syndrome, a rare and complex blood cancer, on February 13, 2021, in Ottawa. He leaves to mourn his wife Rosemary (nee Lismore), and his daughters Alexis and Brianna, whom he adored. Tim was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Joycelyn (nee Urquhart) Orange. Tim is survived by his brother Thomas Orange (Rose Austin); and sisters Virginia Banning, Cynthia Fardell (Joseph), and Maryanne Ross (Gary). Also saddened by his passing are his nieces and nephews, as well as his cousins and Aunt in the Urquhart clan. Tim was a proud and devoted soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces. During his 42-year career, he served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, 2nd Princess Patricia Light Infantry, 3 Commando Canadian Airborne Regiment, the Royal Regiment of Canada, the Lorne Scots (as their commanding officer), finishing his career with the Royal Canadian Regiment. Following his retirement from the regular force in 2015, he continued working for the Department of National Defense in Ottawa. Tim served tours of duty in Cyprus, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. All his life, Tim lived each day to its fullest with his characteristic good nature and sense of humour. He faced his illness with great determination and strength of will, never giving in and never giving up. A funeral service honouring Tim was held in Ottawa on February 20, 2021, at Beechwood Funeral Home and Cemetery. We will miss you, Tim. Until we meet again.

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