With great sorrow we have to announce the passing of Timothy Paul Zaitsoff on March 22, 2023 at the age of 50. Tim was born on December 28, 1972 in Fernie, BC.
Tim is survived by his soulmate and loving wife of almost 25 years. Tim and Karrie have known each other most of their lives, and fell in love the moment they reconnected in 1994. In 1998 they were happily married, and have two beautiful children, Zack (Kennedy) and Paige. He is also survived by his one and only sister Cindy, and sisters-in-law Sharlene (Dan) and Christi, and his special mother-in-law Shirley. Tim was predeceased by his parents Elaine and Alex, his grandparents Mary and Paul Chernoff, and Paul and Mable Zaitsoff, and his father-in-law, Jim Czeh. Tim will also be fondly remembered by his special nieces and nephews: Brooklyn, Brady, Nathaniel, Maxwell, and Alexana.
Tim’s family was his greatest achievement; the good, the bad, the laughs and the cries all contributed to the Zaitsoff identity. Tim obtained two business degrees from Great Falls and Lethbridge, as well as his Master’s Degree in business and marketing from Missoula, MT in 1997.
Tim was a charming individual who developed a strong feeling of community. His contagious chuckle drew a lot of people to him. His infectious attitude ignited his love of life and set him on a path to becoming the finest father and most devoted husband he could be. He was ever so dedicated to encouraging his children’s love of the game for hockey; their father was their biggest supporter. Tim allowed his family to be closely knit and lived through his children’s successes. His motivation for being here was heightened by his love of golf, bowling, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Vancouver Canucks.
The family was expanded to include their furry pets; two dogs and two cats: Bauer, Blaze, Angel, and his favorite cat, Snoopy. Despite the anguish they gave him, his ability to care for them lasted a long time.
Tim’s devotion to his family was palpable, particularly on Valentine's Day. He always bought Karrie red roses, and he left a rose in each of his children’s rooms along with other things to show them how much their father loved them.
Tim will forever be missed and will live through his family and friends always.