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January 3, 1960 – June 21, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Tim Bannister, beloved husband of Susan Bannister.

Tim was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 3, 1960, but grew up in Kimberly, BC. He then moved to Brooks, Alberta where he met Susan. They married on Valentine’s Day in 1981. Tim had a few careers in his short life and worked hard at all of them to give his family all the luxuries. Tim, Susan, and the girls moved to Cochrane, Alberta in 1990 and Tim operated TEB’s Appliance Repair for nineteen years. His most recent job was the Town of Cochrane where he enjoyed every day working with great friends.

Tim loved his family and spent most of his time with them. Tim’s other love was hockey whether watching, playing or talking about it, he loved his Boston Bruins. Tim also enjoyed many years of playing ball with his mixed team the Chuckers and playing with the men’s teams the Coyotes and the Delinquents. Tim and Susan loved to travel and have been to many beloved spots. Tim enjoyed nothing more than his time in the sun and water with a cold drink in his hand. Tim enjoyed spending his summers camping with friends and families, especially at one of his favourite places in the world Echo Lake in Montana. Tim spent many years at the arena supporting his daughters Tanya and Kayla during their time in the Cochrane and Rockyford Ringette organizations.

Tim is loved and survived by his wife Susan and his daughters Tanya (Jay and Julie), Kayla (Tyler) and the apple of his eye his granddaughter Jordan. His mother Jean Becker and his father Gord Bannister (Bell), brothers Jeff (Jane), Todd (Brenda), Jay (Penny), his aunt Judy, Debbie and many nieces, nephews, step brothers, step sisters and friends. Predeceased by his “Bubba” (Connie Brehmer), step father Vern Becker, Uncle Tom Davis and grandparents.

Tim was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle and a friend to all. Tim was one of the most generous people you could ever meet! He was always willing to lend a hand to family, friends or a complete stranger. You could always rely on Tim for a good laugh. The world is a sadder place without his infectious smile and laugh.

A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held at the Cochrane Arena (609-4 Avenue N., Cochrane, AB), on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cochrane Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 62 Griffin Industrial Pointe, Cochrane, AB, T4C 0A3, or to Canadian Tire Jumpstart, 2180 Yonge Street, P.O. Box 770, Station K, Toronto, ON, M4P 2V8 Telephone: 1-877-616-6600; www.

In living memory of Tim Bannister, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Jackie & Blair Torry :

    Susan, Kayla and Tanya,

    Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for all of you. Tim was taken far too soon and he will be missed by so many. We consider ourselves so very fortunate to have known Tim for the short time we did. He was a great human being and we can all learn so much from the way he was and how he lived his life.

    Our thoughts, prayers and friendship go out to all of you.

    Jackie & Blair Torry

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  2. Jennifer Pilon :

    Susan & family,

    Words cannot express my condolences for your deep loss. While I only knew Tim for a few months, he was someone I was immediately drawn to. He was someone I knew would do anything for the people he loved. His smile was more than infectious. When you and Tim were telling the story of how you met and fell in love there was a sparkle in both your eyes and I thought to myself; if I can find that sparkle I will have all that I need. I genuinely feel blessed to have known him for the short time that I did, he always brought light to my day. My thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family.

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  3. Wayne Meier :

    I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Tim that well. We have crossed paths a few times both when he had his own business and when he worked for the town. He was a real good guy.

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  4. Robert and Lorelei Berry :

    Susan, We are so sorry to hear about Tim he was a great guy.I have really fond memories from our time in Cochrane with you and Tim. He will be greatly ,greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Robert and Lorelei Berry

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  5. Carol Reid and family :

    My heart is just breaking for all of you. I am so very, very sorry for your loss of an incredible man. Tim was someone you would aspire to be knowing you could never come close. I don’t think anyone has a bigger heart, a broader smile or a more contagious laugh.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    Carol Reid

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  6. Carolyn, Jaimie, Beki and Jon Roth :

    Honestly there is nothing to express our very deep sadness for your loss of your husband, your father, grandfather and friend. May all the wonderful memories of him, which I am certain there are many, find a way to comfort you in the day ahead. One can only hope to live life so “Big” as he did and to have touch so many. Truly an inspiration to many, he so knew how to pay it forward. Our thoughts and many prayers are with all of you.

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  7. Sandra Scott, President of Cochrane Comets Swim Club Executive :

    On the behalf of the Cochrane Comets Winter Swim Club Executive, Swimmers, Coaches and Families we want to express our sincere condolences. We have made a donation to the jumpstart program in memory of this great man.

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  8. Anne Pearce :

    With deepest sympathy to your family. May your special memories of Tim be a comfort to you and help keep him still very close to you.

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  9. Dianne Sudlow-Long and Clay Long :

    Susan and family,
    We were surprised and saddened by your loss of Tim. So sorry, our thoughts go out to you.

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  10. Sue, My heart and prayers are with you at this very sad time. I really admired your incredible relationship with Tim. You were a very special couple and he will be with you always. I know your heart is breaking but he would want you to smile and cherish the moments you had together. I am thinking about you and hope you can find the strength that you need to get through this. All my Love, Kate.

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  11. Michelle and David Greenwell :

    We are so sorry for the loss of Tim. He was such a vibrant part of the Cochrane community, and over the many years that our paths crossed, Tim was always such a ray of generous sunshine. We send our best wishes to the family and hold you in our hearts as you come to terms with sharing your angel with God.

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  12. Andy and Chris Marshall :

    I’m sure many people have sent you similar messages, but we wanted to express our warmest sympathies to Tim’s family on his abrupt passing that we’ve just read about after returning from a month away.
    Tim was so clearly a person we called a ‘prince of a guy.’ When he walked in a room, he made it a better place. When we called him the odd time to do repairs on appliances, it was a pleasure to have him in the house. He was invariably cheerful, and, of course, honest,skilled and resourceful.
    Although we didn’t know him super well, we used to have an expression when things weren’t going as well as we would like. “Call Mr.TEBs,” we would often say in fun.
    We can only have an inkling how much his wife and family are missing him. Best wishes and understanding to you all.
    Andy and Chris Marshall

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  13. Ned and Cathy Cooney :

    From your friends at Alpine Acres on Echo Lake in Montana, we are so sorry to hear of this incredible loss. Tim was a good man of solid character who loved this place that we share. He was always a voice of reason and vocally supported the leadership of our homeowners association. He was hard-working, helpful, smiling and joyful about his life and his family. Last summer he willingly spent hours repairing a fence along the road on our shared beach, which will serve as a small monument to a generous soul. Please let us know if there is anything we can do in your time of grief. –Ned and Cathy Cooney

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  14. Cam, Linda and Stevie :

    Susan, Tanya and Kayla, we were sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. We hope that your precious thoughts and memories of Tim, will bring each of you peace as every day goes by. Please know that you are in our hearts.

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  15. Linda & Reid Thomas :

    Susan, Tanya and Kayla
    We were shocked to read about Tim’s accident in the paper and we’re so very sorry for your loss. Tim was one of the kindest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

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