Timon Sinclaire


Timon Sinclaire passed away on Sunday afternoon, February 13, 2011, at home, surrounded by his family at his bedside, including his beloved dog, Jamie.  He put up a valiant six-month fight against a brain tumor and kept his optimistic attitude to the end.

Timon was born July 11, 1930 in Wembdon, England.  He came to North America in 1956 with his wife, Amandah, via Canada.  He leaves his mark on this earth through the many homes and structures he designed and built.

Timon was very active in the Redmond Rotary for over 40 years, was the head of the Redmond Planning Commission and a member of the Master Builders’ and AIBD.  He held the degree of Quantity Master Surveyor earned in England.  Timon was an avid photographer throughout his life, a talent passed on to his grandson, Sam.  He also passed on his love of playing the piano to his other grandson, Chase.  His talents live on through his grandsons who he thought the world of.

Timon loved to explore the Pacific NW with his wife, taking trips through the mountains and on the ferry, all the while photographing their treks with his latest, newest camera.  He loved to work on computers and always had the latest and best.

He was the best father his daughters could ask for and would do anything for them at the drop of a hat.  He shared his love of home design and building with daughter, Lorill, who he taught everything he knew. A couple days before he passed, he asked Lorill, “Did you ever think you’d see me riding a horse in a show ring?”  He gave his daughters, Lorill and Judy, not only the means to have horses, go on fabulous tropical vacations and camping trips, college educations and loved to spoil them always, but most of all he gave his time and support and encouragement to be all they could be.

Timon went through the Dale Carnegie courses many years ago and would always say “remember the 3 Cs – don’t criticize, condemn or complain.”  He leaves his legacy through his family and the many, many people he touched throughout his life.  Everyone knew of the “silver fox” – as he was dubbed!

Timon was an avid golfer for many years and spent the last 30 years living on the 9th tee in Brae Burn in the family home that he designed and built.  He was always proud of his 2 “holes in one”.

Timon was a man of few words, but when he talked to you it was always heartfelt and wise.  He will be greatly missed, and he left his mark on so many.

During the last few months of his life, he was cared for at home by his son-in-law, Kevin, who helped him enjoy the time he had left and allowed him to stay in his home until the end.  They shared an unspoken bond, and his family will never forget the sacrifices Kevin made for him and will always be eternally grateful.

Timon is survived by his beloved wife, Amandah, of 58 years, his daughters, Judy and Lorill, grandsons, Sam and Chase, brothers Jeffrey and Maurice, lifelong friend Joe, and the countless others he touched in his 80 years on this earth.

A celebration of his life will be held on February 26 at 2:00 pm at the Brae Burn Clubhouse.  Please come and help to honor a man who gave so much and asked so little.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Evergreen Hospice Services of Kirkland.

6 Responses to “Timon Sinclaire”

  • Richard Cole says:

    I served on the Planning Commission with Timon. He gave a lot of time and wisdom to the City of Redmond. He will be missed.
    Richard Cole, Redmond City Council

  • Lorill Sinclaire says:

    Thank you!

  • Hendrik vanRensburg says:

    A great life indeed! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

  • Sam and Christa vRensburg says:

    We were fortunate to spend a couple hours with Timon and Amanda on a few occasions when we visited the USA. These hours, however, were more than enough to become attached to him. He was a genuine gentleman with strong principles and a keen photograher. We shared one of his favourites —- an English breakfast — no matter what time of the day! We will miss him on our next visit to Seattle. To Amanda, Judy and the family we would like to extend our sincere condolences. Christa and Sam. (South Africa)

  • Christa and Sam says:

    We were privileged to spend only a few hours with Timon and Amanda during our various visits to Seattle but it felt as if we had known them for a long time. We quickly became attached to Timon: a man of few words, a genuine gentleman with strict principles,a keen photographer and computer enthusiast. We shared one of his favourites — a real English breakfast, no matter what time of the day! We will miss him on our next visit to Seattle. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Amanda, Judy and family.
    Christa and Sam (South Africa)

  • Christa and Sam says:

    Thank you

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