On Saturday, December 26, 2020, Tim Quiram, beloved son, brother, and uncle, passed away at the age of 61.
Tim was born on March 16, 1959 in Bellingham, Washington, to Bernie and Lorraine Quiram. The Quiram family relocated to Lynden, Washington in 1964 and Tim went to Lynden Public Schools, where he graduated from Lynden High School in 1977. He then went on to Western Washington University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
After graduating from Western he had a few random jobs and then found his passion when he started working at a Lynden bicycle shop. He became quite an avid cyclist and participated in several 50- and 100-mile races. He later started working at Target, which is where most everyone who knew him, knew him from. And he would ride his bike to work in Bellingham and back home to Lynden every day, until the Guide became too busy. He continued cycling for several years, but eventually quit when most of the roads became just too dangerous. He worked for Target for over 20 years and was a supervisor for a number of those years. In 2011, our parents were in a motor vehicle accident with injuries and Tim deciding he was ready to leave Target decided to stay with them and take care of them while they recovered from their injuries. This turned into a fulltime job as he cared for them until our father’s death on November 30, 2012, and our mother’s death on February 13, 2013.
In September of 2017 Tim suffered a stroke but was able to call 911 to get him to the hospital. He spent a few weeks in the hospital and was then discharged home with the aid of caregivers and physical therapy. In December of 2019 he suffered a fall and called 911 who took him to the hospital and was then transferred to St. Francis Care Center until his death. Whereas his family is deeply saddened by this loss, they can take comfort knowing that Tim is no longer in pain.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents Bernie and Lorraine Quiram, and his sister Teresa Williams. Tim is survived by his sister Tammy Quiram-Schinkse, and his half-brother Don Bailey. Also survived by his nephew Al Williams, and his nieces Erin Williams, Shannon McElroy, and Tegan Bailey; and his great-niece Karmen Smith.
Tim had requested no service or memorial of any type, so we are respecting his wishes and there will be no service. One charity that was near to his heart was St. Jude Children’s Center and would be happy to know that instead of sending flowers to his family that a donation to St. Jude would be preferred. The family would like for him to be remembered as a kind and caring man whose life was cut too short.