September 8,1970- August 12,2019
Tim was born in Peterborough,Ontario and passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Hamilton,Ontario. He is survived by his parents, Al and Lorie Veltman from London, brother Steve (Veronica) from Memphis, sister Sara Griffioen (Jake) from London, nephews Matt, Caleb, Joshua, Josiah and Levi and niece Emily. All of whom he loved unconditionally.
Predeceased by an infant brother and sister.
Tim was a loving, kind and beautiful person.  He was always his own person who also loved his family and friends deeply.  Tim was generous to a fault and would have happily shared his last resources to help others.  Everybody who knew Tim also appreciated his joyfulness and his excellent sense of humour.  Tim co-owned and operated a clothing store in downtown Toronto for a few years – one of Tim’s greatest aspirations was to work in the fashion industry. A private family service will take place Monday August 19th in Paris,Ontario.
17 replies
  1. Jeannette Peoples (Pillsworth)
    Jeannette Peoples (Pillsworth) says:

    To Al, Lorie, Steve, Sarah and families, my thoughts are with you right now. I can’t imagine your grief. Although Tim and I lost touch after grade school, I still remember him as a boy—like it was yesterday. He was a little beacon of light and energy, and was quick to laugh with that bark he had which made us all laugh along. He looked you right in the eyes when talking…so welcoming and accepting, such a good listener. And if I had a dime for every note he wrote me I’d be rich! Wish I still had them as I’m sure they’d make me smile. I recall we exchanged friendship tokens- he gave me a friendship ring from the craft shop in Lindsay (25 cents!) and I made him a friendship pin. So cute. Those childhood connections are precious. A little sad that these words and thoughts often aren’t shared until someone passes. Tim connected with people in a way that few can and carried a light wherever he went. Shine on, Tim, shine on!

  2. Monica Forrester
    Monica Forrester says:

    My condolences to Tim’s family
    Tim and I found each other in Toronto in the 90’s enjoying are late teen years exploring and trying to making our modelling dreams come true. He left for awhile in the states and rekindle are friendship almost a decade ago. I will miss you Tim seeing you regularly in the community volunteering your time at many community service agencies. You where truly a beautiful person and so sorry you left us so
    young… I wish you a smooth journey to your next chapter… lots of love
    Monica Forrester

  3. Joan
    Joan says:

    Dear Al, Lorie and family,
    We’re thinking of your family as you mourn the loss of Tim. Our condolences to each one of you. May you be comforted as you gather together to celebrate Tim’s life. May God bless you with peace.
    “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” Psalm 91:4a
    Joan and John Kooger

  4. Arnisa Davis & GEMS Team
    Arnisa Davis & GEMS Team says:

    Our deepest condolences goes out to Steve Veltman and his family. Our prayers are with with you and your family. All of your MLGW team members here for you Steve in this time of bereavement.

  5. Grace and Pieter van Oudenaren
    Grace and Pieter van Oudenaren says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your son, your brother, your uncle. Heartwarming to read that you were able to surround him and that there was peace. Strength to all.

  6. George and Cherrie Zekveld
    George and Cherrie Zekveld says:

    Our deepest condolence to Al andLorie and the rest of the Veltman family. Our prayers are for comfort, strength, and peace to you at this time and beyond.

  7. Bill Buwalda jr
    Bill Buwalda jr says:

    Growing up with Tim and sharing a lot of memories. When I ran away from home as a 6 yr old… I went to Veltman’s and my friend Tim.
    Too bad we fell out of contact but never out of mind.
    Be free my friend.
    See you again someday.

  8. Jeremy
    Jeremy says:

    From my family, to your’s, all the blessings in the world, and sincere condolences.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Shelley Jordan
    Shelley Jordan says:

    I have fond memories of interesting conversations with Tim during the short time he lived with me. They could be political, or personal, or just plain silly for the purpose of having a good laugh. It was great medicine during a complicated time. I learned a few things about myself through him that have become increasingly important as times change and my family matures. I expect to see the impact increase in the coming years, so, thanks Tim. In hindsight I see clearly why we were put together at just the right moment.

  10. Dave Postma
    Dave Postma says:

    Deepest condolences going out for the Veltman family in this tragic time, I never met Tim in person but always sensed through his posts on Facebook that he was a very independent individual, and yes very creative minded, Prayers sent your way…Rest in Peace Tim, you are now in Gods hands.

  11. Sarah Lucking
    Sarah Lucking says:

    Rest in Paradise Tim.

    You were a good person, so kind and caring.

    My condolences to your family at this sad time.

  12. Sherri Stelmack
    Sherri Stelmack says:

    Tim will live on in spirit as one of our crew in the Rainbow Connection. Whenever I had the pleasure of being in Tim’s company I found him to be a most genuine friend always welcoming and generous. My favourite memory of Tim was when we had an interesting conversation about his fashion days. I could tell how passionate he was about being Creative. Tim I’ll hold your memory in my heart.

  13. Amanda murphy
    Amanda murphy says:

    My deepest condolences to the veltman family. Tim was a very good friend of mine I am so saddened to hear of his passing. If there is funeral arrangements I would like to pay my final respects


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