Tim Blakeley has passed.
Tim and his wife Eileen had been a friend of the blog from the very beginning. He always offered his technical assistance and was way more responsible for making the Gloucester Webcam project happen than I was, being the man on the street doing the installs for next to nothing. He went around to the businesses and community organizations and charged a tenth of what it should have cost to get the things going for them. He did this because he loved the idea and wanted to give back.
We had this geeky techie connection in which we could talk about these ideas for hours. Tim owned Gloucester Bytes a computer repair company and was a member of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
It was the cancer that got him. Triple header of brain, liver and lung cancer. Too young. Way too young. I’m not sure exactly how old Tim was but it has to be in his 50s.
and here’s the thing-
You know how bad it sucks that we lose someone in their 60s, 50s or 40s? It sucks terribly.
But Tim was loved. Every time I saw Tim and Eileen together she was beaming wildly and smiling in adoration of Tim. They were in love. and no matter how bad it sucks to lose someone in their 50s like Tim it’s better to pass in your 50s loved than die in your 70s unloved.
Tim had that love from his Eileen. So he died a rich man. Rich in love.
My condolences to Tim’s family. I’ll miss your dry humor that would crack me up every time buddy.
Tim Blakeley on GMG-
Representing GMG @ Atlantis Resort Paradise Island Bahamas.
Tim- Gloucester Bytes Computer